"Richard has been such a wonderful supporter of Sue Ryder's work since we cared for his wife Fiona. He has been both generous and courageous in sharing his experiences of grief since Fiona died and in acting as a media spokesperson for Sue Ryder, he has enabled us to reach even more people who have benefitted from our bereavement support services. His skills as a broadcaster and his inspirational leadership continue to help people find their way through the difficult journey of bereavement"
"Richard has been a frequent contributor to my radio shows for many years. He is wise, warm, witty and unflappable. In fact, he’s one of those clerics who gives religion a good name! His faith and his personal experience of loss make him exceptionally empathetic. He has broadcast extensively on national radio, and is a prolific author for all age groups; there is no stopping this man! Such is his versatility and ability to mentally turn on a sixpence, I have no hesitation in heartily recommending him for any kind of project.”
"Richard you are truly passionate, servant-hearted, caring, prayerful and an extremely articulate writer. At Authentic we love to work with authors and partners who share our heart for connecting people with God in new ways. Richard your care and attention to help people live a transformed life, equipping and providing resources is so evident and it is an honour and privilege to work and partner with you. You are a true blessing, and we look forward to future projects, opening hearts and minds to the love of Christ."
"In all things, Richard is a consummate professional. As a broadcaster and writer constructing a significant programming feature for me every week, Richard not only delivered emotional, powerful and perfectly-gauged content, but also managed to do it with a consistency I’ve almost never come across before. Working with Richard was an absolute pleasure. Dealing with someone so friendly, creative and kind was an empowering experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for help on any written or spoken word project."
Richard was such a gift to our group; he is a skilled wordsmith and a natural communicator, as clearly demonstrated in his broadcasts with the BBC. He has great rapport with his listeners, his delivery is easy and content very easy to access. He delivered an exceptional morning to our community on the theme of ‘Prayer’; a three-hour session that passed all too quickly; it was well structured, giving space for input, discussion groups, creative prayer stations and time for reflection. He was at ease and very respectful when answering the diverse questions and comments voiced within our ecumenical group. Moreover, Richard has plumbed the depths of grief and loss and has been refined and burnished as a result. He is quite simply ‘the real deal’, authentic, honest, warm and empathic. We look forward to welcoming him again. "
"I've had the privilege of hearing Richard on a number of occasions. We keep asking him back as he is such a popular guest speaker. Richard is relevant and engaging, always finding new and exciting ways to present biblical principles. His teaching comes from a place of truth. He shares all he has to give with his heart wide open."
"Richard is an imaginative storyteller, full of creativity, drawing on his experience with engaging in children and family ministry. He energetically reworks manuscripts, listening and amending in response to feedback, and gets involved enthusiastically in the promoting and marketing of his titles."