4 Girl Volunteer Leaders

Church & community specialists

Meet the church and community team

Sarah Smart

Sarah Smart

Development worker (maternity leave)

I am passionate about seeing children and young people develop and grow in their faith by being given opportunities to put it into action no matter how old they are. In my role I have the privilege to work with churches as they seek to reach out to children and families in their local community.

Helen Franklin

Helen Franklin

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.

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Lucy Pearson

Development worker (Greater Manchester)

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

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Robin Gerrard

Scripture Union Development Worker (Church and Community), North-West region

I’m a Liverpool lad and have spent most of my life living and working in Merseyside. I love the outdoors and I’m passionate about music in worship. I believe that local people in local churches, inspired by the Bible, have a vital role in sharing the good news of Jesus within their own communities. I love being able to equip, empower and encourage churches to reach out to local children and young people with the good news.

Clare Luxton

Clare Luxton

Development worker (East Anglia)

The purpose of my role is to support the work already happening with children and young people in East Anglia. I also work with others to find ways to communicate the gospel to children and young people who aren't currently connected to the church and to encourage links between churches and their local schools.

Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson

Development worker (church & community)

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.

Matty Hawthorne

Matty Hawthorne

Development worker

My role is to equip and support local mission partners and to develop opportunities to pioneer missional work with others with a focus along the M62 corridor area. I've worked with some of the most marginalised young people in young offender’s institutions and in the community. I'm excited about Scripture Union's focus on reaching children and young people who don't yet know Jesus, and love serving those who are working to achieve this. If that's you I'd love to hear from you!

Steve Hutchinson

Steve Hutchinson

Development worker (church & community)

I am passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus with children who have no contact with church. I lead holiday clubs and missions, and support churches in running them. I also lead residential's and help others who wish to hold similar activities.

Bob Goody

Bob Goody

Development worker

I am passionate about caring, sharing and empowering the Christian church into action and helping to ensure that every child and young person has an opportunity to hear the gospel in a form that they can understand and respond to. I do this by working in schools, churches, parks, festivals or even just out on the streets.

Sam Fowler

Sam Fowler

Development worker (church & community)

There is nothing better than seeing children and young people get to know Jesus. With a background in youth and schools work I hope to see churches, and our other partners, meet children and young people in their local community.

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