Meet the Trustees - Steve Horne
April 14, 2023
The trustees are volunteers who oversee and steer BHFA. In our Meet the Trustees series, we encourage these people to share a little about themselves and the journey that has led them to give their time to BHFA. In this post, we’re pleased to introduce Steve Horne!
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
I grew up in Bognor Regis and moved to London to be a children’s nurse at Great Ormond Street. Left Nursing to become a pastor of Emmanuel Church Brighton. I was responsible for the oversight of Social Action and Pastoral Care for 15 years as part of the executive strategic team. I was involved with Newday Festival for young people for 20 years overseeing pastoral care and safeguarding.
I am passionate about the poor and the lost and have recently moved to being a site pastor of a small congregation in North Hove, serving two housing estates. I’m married to Jane and have four children who are currently 22, 20, 18 and 15 years old - a busy household! I’m a keen runner and cyclist, having completed the Brighton marathon 7 times, and a number of triathlons.
WHAT MAKES LIVING HERE SPECIAL?
Walking/Running and cycling on the downs. The desire for unity and the increasing diversity of culture in the city. The presence of a premier football club!
TELL US ABOUT THE FAITH COMMUNITY THAT YOU’RE PART OF
Our church community meets in four locations, with a heart to help and bless people in those communities. We want to be a refuge and safe space for all. We have set up food banks and community hubs in each of our congregations and run groups for youth, families and the elderly.
HOW DOES YOUR PERSONAL FAITH HELP YOU?
My faith encourages , even compels me to accept and love all people.
WHAT’S SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
That I met Princess Diana three times!
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GET INVOLVED IN MULTIFAITH WORK?
I got involved as I felt the coming crisis for the poor of our city was going to take a united group of people to meet the challenge of it.
WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO NEXT AND WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD WE BE ASKING?
We need conversations on long and mid-term strategies to help relieve the affect of poverty in our city (homelessness, addiction , mental illness, food poverty) We need to figure out ways to work together more; faith communities, third sector, council and business.