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Reverend Mike Yates

Locum chaplain

Reverend Mike Yates

My current role

I have been a healthcare chaplain at CUH for only a year, finding the role very challenging but rewarding at the same time.

Previous history

I trained at Moorlands Bible College in Christchurch on the south coast in 2000 - 2003.

I was ordained as a baptist minister youth specialist in September 2010.

I worked as a detached youth worker for 20 years, creating a charity to support young people who socialise in ‘Open Spaces’, working closely with the emergency services and local authorities.

I have been a pioneer minister in two churches, 1 in Bournemouth and the other in Central Bedfordshire, before taking up this role as chaplain.

Personal interests

I enjoy socialising with friends and family (especially the grandchildren), football (watching not playing), golf (playing more than watching), and watching films.