Alan is a retired Local Government Officer, having worked for Manchester City Council for 41 years. On retirement he qualified to teach English to adults (Cambridge English Language Teaching of Adults).
He and his wife, Jenny, are members of Hope Community Church (formerly Mottram Evangelical Church), the sending church for Philip, Ruth and their family to Tanzania with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). Alan is the church’s Mission Support Team Leader.
Following a pastoral visit to the Chorley family in 1992, he was so inspired by the work of MAF that he became an Area Representative for 5 years, telling churches in the North West of England about their work. He is now a church representative. Since their first visit to Dodoma in 1992, Alan and Jenny had first-hand experience of working in Uganda in 1995 and made further visits to Tanzania in 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018.
Alan enjoys his family, his wife Jenny and son, Andrew and daughter-in-law Rachel, with grandchildren, Theo and Phebe. He also enjoys travel, reading, gardening, playing guitar, running and table tennis.