Ian McIntosh was born in North London and after University spent a year working as a volunteer in a church in inner city Manchester. From there he went to train for ordination in Bristol where he met his wife Nicola. They were ordained deacons in 1990 and served curacies in adjacent parishes in the suburbs of London before moving to Leicester where Ian was a University Chaplain and co-ordinator of Reader training.
From there, they moved to North Bedfordshire to share ministry in three villages during which time Ian was also Rural Dean. In 2006, Ian became Director of Studies with the Eastern Region Ministry Course and a year later was appointed Principal.
He became Head of Formation in the National Ministry Team in 2015. For the ten years before moving to York, Ian was also an Associate Minister at St Andrew's Bedford. Nicola has served as both a hospital and hospice chaplain and they have two adult sons. Ian enjoys novel reading, eating meals with friends and rowing.