North team

The team in the North are dedicated to reaching the 95% of children and young people who do not go to church. Through their work in schools, churches and local communities we seek to create new opportunities for children and young people to respond to Jesus

Coming from a wide variety of backgrounds, we have a wealth of experience, skills and talents that we'd love to use to support you and your churches, wherever you are in the region.


Rob Steward

Regional Mission Team Leader

I am passionate about children and young people hearing and responding to the gospel and enjoy the part I play in the SU movement as the North Team Leader. I have lived in Lancashire for 19 years and love all that God is doing in the region.


Sarah Davison

Mission Enabler

Sarah is a Mission Enabler in the SU North team. She lives in Greater Manchester with her husband Andy and young son Eli. Sarah is passionate about seeing children and young people encountering God and stepping into their true identity in him. She also enjoys exploring new places and finding a great cup of coffee (and cake!).


Lucy Pearson

Mission Enabler

I absolutely love seeing the lives of young people transformed by the love of Jesus. By working with churches and communities across Greater Manchester, we can give children and young people the opportunity to hear the gospel and be transformed by his love.

Geoff Brown

Geoff Brown

Mission Enabler

Hi, as a Mission Enabler I am keen to work with churches as they connect with children and young people and help them to explore and grow in faith in Jesus. As an ex-teacher, schools work is particularly close to my heart and I am passionate about equipping young people to live for God at school and to be confident followers of Jesus in their places of study. I’m only able to do this work thanks to the generosity of a small but generous group of supporters. ’

Neil J

Neil Jackson

Mission Enabler

I've been involved in youth and children’s work most of my life as a teacher, youth worker, schools worker and as a volunteer. I believe in outreach to children and young people and my role is about encouraging, equipping and inspiring God’s church to be effective partners with God in the exciting project of reaching children, youth and families with the good news about Jesus. Get in touch if there are ways that I can support or advise you in any way to be more effective at doing this.

Sarah Howard-Smith

Sarah Howard-Smith

Support Worker

As the Support Worker, I help with all the behind-the-scenes administration for the team. I'm actively involved in my church, helping with the children’s work. I have a real heart for sharing God’s love, and my prayer is that God will be able to use me to help provide even more opportunities for children to be introduced to Jesus.

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