Duncan was a history teacher before church ministry. He went on to train at Moore Theological College in Sydney and Oak Hill College, London. Duncan is married to Laura and they have four sons.
Duncan is a fan of almost any sport and a cricket tragic in particular.
James is from Northern Ireland and came to Sunderland to study fine art. James studies theology part time and gets hands on training in church ministry for the rest of the week. He is married to Sarah (another fine artist) and they have a young son.