Dave Bevan

Community Conductor
I joined ABOB in 2019, and it has since become my community and my home. When I joined, I found it hard to trust other men, and I didn’t even realise how much I longed for brothers, to support and be supported by men who could be both vulnerable and strong together.
I passionately believe that everyone, no matter what they have done in the past, deserves to be accepted, supported and offered loving care, instead of being exiled. That this is a human right, as well as the most effective way to help people make better choices. To experience and contribute to this in ABOB gives me hope, every single week.
Outside of ABOB, I am a counsellor specialising in grief and relationships. I also write poetry and stories, and have at various times been a chef, a school teacher and a tour guide on open-top buses.