Richard Steel is Rector of a medium-sized Anglican church in Huddersfield and Rural Dean. He has long been interested in leadership at all levels of the church and done postgraduate studies at Exeter University. He has led teams of volunteers as a Producer/Presenter of religious programmes for Radio Trent/GEM AM, as Communications Officer for the Blackburn Diocese and Communication Director at Church Mission Society (CMS). He has also been involved in Scouting. His long, and continuing, involvement with the media has given him an interest in, and wide knowledge of, social trends.