Reflections for the drama of youthwork, mission and ministry
Currently I am a self employed youthwork consultant, and so please do get in touch to make a booking for aspects of youth work and ministry that might be helpful for you, such as training volunteers, detached youthwork training, consultancy on management, recruitment, community profiling or organisational culture, reflection or evaluation. I have also led seminars, lectures , workshops or talks on many aspects of youth ministry, such as strategising, approaches, theology and conversation. I have contributed to 'Here be Dragons (2013), and two recent articles in the youth and theology journal and 'ANVIL' the CMS online journal. My recent employment includes, working for FYT as a youthwork development adviser, being the centre director at Durham YFC, and before this I was known as 'Mr Sidewalk' as I was the project coordinator for the Sidewalk Project in Perth, where I facilitated the delivery of 5 years of detached youthwork on the streets, schools and communities of Perth to engage with young people , and support through alcohol misuse issues.
In 2017 I completed an MA in Theology & Ministry at St John's College, Durham, and in 2008 graduated from ICC (now NTC Glasgow) with an honours degree in youth work with Applied theology.
I am Married to Lynn, and have 2 children, Anna and George, and a dog called Ruby. When I'm not working, I might be out in the garden growing my own food, playing tennis with George, on my bike cycling around Teeside, or walking the dog on the beaches of the north east. Im also a bit of a sports fan and watch the odd Middlesbrough match at the riverside, also fan of red dwarf, the bake off and the kind of movies that only get watched once.