Noel is a Belfast boy and a Methodist Minister. In 2000 he moved to Sheffield, firstly working for the Church of England as a community outreach worker, then as Superintendent of the Methodist Mission in the city centre. After working as Director of the Urban Theology Unit in Sheffield, he is now Tutor in Public Theology at Northern College, Manchester, and trains Church Related Community Work Ministers for the United Reformed Church there. In his spare time he enjoys running and martial arts. Noel has used the NRSVA for these notes.