became a follower of Jesus at the age of 18. Having had a burning ambition to join the armed forces, he distinctly heard God call him to fight a different sort of battle. After studying a degree in engineering he worked variously as a financial consultant, church planter, youth worker, and senior pastor of a large multi-congregational church. He now heads up CVM, a national movement focused on introducing men to Jesus and equipping the church for the task. A regular conference speaker around the UK, Carl is known for his clear sighted, passionate and direct approach. Carl is on the Councils of Fusion the EA and Restored (a new coalition forming a Christian response to violence against women). He is the author of several books and the founder of codelife. He has been married to Karen for 16 years and has two daughters, a dog, a cat and apparently a hamster! Carl enjoys sporting challenges and has in the last few years cycled from Lands End to John o' Groats, Calais to Nice and the length of Italy - all in under 9 days. In 2010 he ran the London Marathon.