The Rev David Usher is Australian, though he has lived in Britain since 1976, with the exception of nine years in the 1990s
when he lived in the United States.
He is a lifelong Unitarian, raised in the Adelaide congregation, and after an unsuccessful attempt to study architecture then
spent four years as a jackaroo on sheep and cattle stations in the outback of Australia before heading off travelling around
the world for a year.
It was during those travels that the idea of ministry took firm root, and when he arrived in Britain he made contact with British
Unitarians and was accepted as a ministry student.
He earned his degree in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Oxford, and while in the United States also earned a
Doctor of Ministry degree from Andover Newton Theological Seminary in Boston.
He has ministered in Lancashire, north London, New Hampshire and Kent, and has been District Minister since October 2007.
He lives in Sevenoaks, is married to Chasey, a Primary School teacher, and they have three daughters.
His interests include narrowboating, rowing and cricket.