Richenda Milton-Daws studied English Literature at Oxford University before embarking on a career in publishing. For more than 30 years she has worked on a wide variety of publications, mainly textbooks and reference works. She studied for a Masters degree in Theology at London University and in 2011 was licensed as a Lay Minister (Reader) in the Church of England. In this role, she preaches, teaches, and leads worship on a regular basis. She has recently been appointed editor of The Reader, the magazine for Licensed Lay Ministers in the Churches of England and Wales. For the past six years, Richenda has been a director of ArtServe, a charity with the aim of enabling use of creative arts in worship and spiritual growth. She edited ArtServe magazine for five years and is now chair of the organization.