Steven Horne is the first person of Romany decent from the UK to be awarded a PhD in Theology. He is currently in the discernment process for ministry in the Church of England, and is the owner and creator of ‘fireside’ – an initiative for mental health and wellbeing for men. His mother is a gorger (non-Gypsy), and his father is a Romany Gypsy. He grew up within two cultures: an amalgamation of Gypsy values and ‘settled’ practices. He was raised in a single-parent family and having effectively left school at 15, he later returned to education, graduating with first-class honours.