After training as an engineer, and 20 years in the electricity industry, Claire was ordained and became a full time minister in the Church of England.
It took her a while to even notice the nudges from God, let alone respond. With a settled family, she was hoping not to move too far for her curacy. The Maxims ended up moving from the West Midlands to Hampshire.
As a very happy curacy drew to a close, Claire was hoping not to disrupt children taking exams too much, and is now in her first incumbency, in another Diocese again