Dave Gidney has been an ordained pastor, church planter, city missionary, itinerant children’s worker, children’s minister, author and speaker. As Director of Children Worldwide, he is working to develop the role of children’s ministry within the UK and further afield. He also is part of Children Matter, a national think tank on children’s ministry. As an academic and a pastor, he has a passion for exegesis, and particularly opening up the narratives in the Bible. As author, he has written books centred on children’s ministry such as Children In the Heart of God and The Santa Claus Principle, as well as contributing to Faithfull Generation. In addition to various articles he has also written devotional readings for Daily Bread. He obtained his MPhil from the University of Glamorgan, and a BA(Hons) from the University of Kent.