Meet the team
The team in Wales are dedicated to reaching the 95% of children and young people who do not go to church. Through partnership with churches, charities and local volunteers the team seek to create new opportunities for children and young people to respond to Jesus.
"We'd love to hear from you if you think we could help you engage with children and young people in your community. We are spread over Wales and work with volunteers and local mission partners across the country."
John leads the Scripture Union Cymru team and works to develop and grow SU's mission in Wales along with local mission partners. He develops Welsh language resources, including Arwyr Ancora, our Welsh language version of Guardians of Ancora, and is a fluent, second-language Welsh speaker.
Development Worker (Church and Community) in Wales
Helen is passionate about mission and has pioneered our ‘pop-up' mission models introducing thousands of children to the Christian story. Helen is a passionate, adopted Welsh lady who is learning Welsh and is able to deliver training sessions in Welsh.
Development worker (south Wales schools)
Matt is based in Cardiff and covers schools in south Wales. He supports, helps and advises schools, and Christian groups, to deliver the teaching of Jesus Christ and what it means to be a Christian today.
SU Development Worker (Mid and North Wales Schools)
Mike has a wealth of experience as a youth worker and evangelist, and he is a first-language Welsh speaker. Mike works part-time for Scripture Union and develops our mission in schools and in the community. He has a particular brief to insure our resources are appropriate, relevant and available for the 500+ Welsh language schools in Wales.
Rachel worked as a Youth, Children and Family worker for our Local Mission Partner Trobwynt for 12 years before her appointment as Support Worker for the Wales team. She is a fluent Welsh speaker and is excited to be helping the team develop their network of mission partners, volunteers and supporters accross Wales.
She is married to John - they have two daughters and dog and live in North Wales.
Sports Worker - North Wales
Catrin works part-time for Scripture Union in North Wales, and is a first language Welsh speaker. In her role she uses sports as a means to connect with families, young people and children to explain the wonderful good news of the Gospel, both in schools and in the community.