Charleen was born in Zimbabwe and spent many years in South Africa where she studied Law. She married Richard in 1994 and they moved to New Zealand where Charleen worked as a solicitor. It was in New Zealand that she resolved to explore Christianity and she started to sneak into a little Anglican church near her house during services to hear what these oddball Christians had to say for themselves. The rest is history.
She committed her life to Christ and became more and more involved until finally the path of ordination was suggested. Charleen was deaconed in Auckland in 2008. Soon after, Richard was transferred to London and a new adventure began. Charleen became a self-supporting minister at St. Luke’s and ChristChurch in Chelsea and was priested in 2011. Charleen and RIchard moved to Cobham in 2012 with their daughter Claudia. To Charleen’s great delight she was licensed to St Andrew’s and St Mary’s in June 2014 as a non-stipendary curate.