God is feeling my collar says police officer Kevin.

 God is feeling my collar says police officer Kevin.

God is feeling my collar says police officer Kevin.
Serving police officer Kevin Kitson is leaving the job he has done for three decades to become curate of the Durham North Team Ministry. For Kevin it means leaving behind a stressful job as a forensic investigator dealing with major incidents to pursue a life as a clergyman. Kevin’s working life began in the mid-eighties when he was a Clerical Assistant at the Department of Social Security. He later moved to be a Tax Officer, which he did for a year before joining Durham Police Force in 1986, initially as a uniformed constable then moving to Traffic and since 2004 as a Forensic Collisions Investigator, dealing mainly with serious road accidents. Now 49, he is taking early retirement. He said: “I deal with incidents that are life changing for people and when I am called to scenes of accidents I always think ‘what can I do for these people?’ I always say a prayer for them. “I always had faith but growing up with parents who were not churchgoers I never really had a way into church. “I had thought of going to church later on in life but I am in a job when I have worked many Sundays and I thought it was just not going to happen. “Then one Sunday eight years ago I woke up with an overwhelming feeling that I had to go to church. Even when I did go it was not enough. I had this feeling that I was not yet where God wanted me. “I toyed with the idea of part-time ministry but what would I do if I agreed to take a funeral then work rang up with a job? It had to be full-time so I decided to leave the police  force early. I love the job I do but the pull to become a minister is too strong. “For 28 years I’ve been feeling other people’s collars, now God has felt mine.” Twenty (20) People from diverse walks of life will be ordained as Priests and Deacons in the Diocese of Durham at ceremonies to be staged at Durham Cathedral on Saturday 28th June (Priests) and Sunday 29th June (Deacons). A profile of each ordinand will be posted soon. Kevin’s Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dO_uFIIOK8&width=600

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