Ismail has a background in Military/Law Enforcement Chaplaincy. Ismail was seconded by the West Yorkshire Police Chaplaincy, to join the BTHFT Chaplaincy Team during the inception of the pandemic. Coupled with this he has also worked in the Education sector, working with young leaners on the spectrum of Autism.

Ismail’s personal faith is Islam, and his pastoral engagement throughout the years has always been inclusive, by uplifting and embracing the human spirit, in moments of trials and tribulations.