The Revd Kate Wharton is Vicar of St. Bartholomew's Church in Roby, Liverpool, Assistant National Leader of New Wine, and a member of General Synod. She is the author of 'Single Minded: Being single and whole and living life to the full" and has also contributed chapters to 'Awesome Voices' and '7 Reasons Your Church Needs More Men.' She regularly teaches sessions on preaching/communication and urban mission and ministry at St. Mellitus College, North West. She is a volunteer with Safe Families for Children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her Godchildren, watching football (she is a lifelong supporter of non-league Southport FC), and fencing (the type with swords, not wooden posts).