Sam served as Archdeacon of Cleveland from 2015 to 2019, and was previously Diocesan Adviser for Licensed Ministry, Warden of Readers, Area Dean of Chippenham and Associate Minister of the North Chippenham Group of Churches in the Diocese of Bristol.
Sam studied for an MA in Pure and Applied Biology at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and worked in the banking sector, latterly as Head of Customer Service Improvement Programme for Lloyds TSB Business Banking, before her call to ordination. She studied Theology at Trinity College, Bristol, was ordained deacon in 2005 and priested in 2006. She served her title at Highworth with Hannington, Sevenhampton & Inglesham, and Broad Blunsdon in the Diocese of Bristol.
She is married to Peter and they have two children, Matthew and Adam.