My name is Edward Cox. I am known as Ed, Edy, Smed, Edwardian, Teddy, Tedward… well you get the drift. I have spent the last 24 years doing a whole range of different things, all earning me these different names. For the last 6 years, I have been working as a Science Technician in a Secondary School. This has earned me the rather envious title of “that Science Tech guy”. I have been a voluntary youth worker (or yooff worker) on and off for the last 6 years too. This has earned me the title of “Uncle Smedward”. or “Mummy Smed” (depending on what particular mood the youth are in). I have been married for the last 4 years and I am a proud cat owner, which has earned me the title of “Eeeeddd” and “provider of food” respectively.
This next step of my journey is a real leap of faith for me. I am leaving a comfortable job, at a School that I have been at for 13 years (since Y8!). I am trusting that God will provide (has so far!). Whilst I look ahead to the next 12 months I know that I will be meeting with and talking to a lot of different people. I will be representing and supporting CEYC in many different places and areas. Every time I meet someone they will probably have their own name for me.
In these next 12 months, what I truly hope for is that when people remember my name, they will remember Joy and Grace. The very same Joy and Grace that CEYC embodies and lives out. So, for those of you who pray, please pray that I will be filled with that Joy and Grace and share it with all those that I meet. As I start my journey serving and supporting CEYC that is all I can hope for.
I look forward to meeting you all,