He is patient with a great capacity to listen. He also has a real talent in identifying the different aspects of a person that are being under-used and enabling that person to develop in that area. He is very supportive and particularly resilient and dependable in a crisis. I think he would make an excellent candidate for mentoring as he will be using his experience in the areas of both his [paid] work and his role as a Church minister.
(Lucy Holdstock - daughter aged 19, 2005)