Ray Bloomfield QSM JP
Born: Dunedin, 1951.
Education: Various primaries (father was in air force); Rutherford College “leaving at 15”.
Family: Wife Pat, three sons, two daughters, six grandchildren — “number seven’s due next month. Sadly we lost one earlier in the year.”
Interests: Family, reading, amateur genealogist, newly retired Rotarian, Hospice, a slew of church-related organisations. “I think there’s a book in me, I hope to give that a go.”
On chaplain’s role: Preachers tell people how to live, chaplains help people to live with who they are.”
Personal philosophy: “God loves us as we are, not as we should be, none of us are as we should be.”