Having the name Michael Palin was always going to be a great icebreaker! After spending much of my teenage years causing a small amount of trouble I got involved in a youth group and from then on things began to change. This was the beginning of my journey with God and realising His hand was on my life and He was keeping an eye on me.
Through 267 I want to support and encourage youth and children’s work across the area. I look forward to seeing what God is doing where you are and I hope to be able to support in some way.
267 is like an extended family, with God as the Father of everyone connected to it. The heart of the ministry is to work alongside what God is already doing, through serving, supporting and inspiring the local church in their youth and children’s work. It is a fun and dynamic team to be a part of.
Project Youth Worker
Mike rescued me when I was first commissioned to resurrect youth work in our church! So I have seen, first hand, the difference the project can make to front-line youth and children’s ministry.
I love the hands-on residentials, seeing the light-bulb moments in young people’s faith. I adore Haven and the unique space it provides for people to wrestle with modern life and how Jesus fits in. I am a total, unashamed devotee of the Youth Leaders’ Network – supporting these crazy, big-hearted and creative workers who give so much for God’s Kingdom!
After a gap year helping out and basically being everyone’s favourite team member, (as well as getting to write all the website content) I’m now stepping into my new role as content manager.
I edit and co-host our podcast as well as creating all the behind the scenes stuff that makes the website tick. You’ll also see me at whatever events I’m available to get stuck into.
Ministry Development Worker
Since officially giving my life over to Jesus at the age of 23, not a moment has gone by that hasn’t left me in complete amazement of what God has done and keeps doing in my life. The regular theme that seems to occur (and I’m starting to assume it will continue to) is me finding myself saying; ‘I have no idea what I am doing’ and/or ‘how on earth did I end up here’… So now it seems I have been wonderfully adopted in to the267project family, where hopefully they can help me make some sense of how God wants to use me!
I love thinking of new and unique ways to engage young people but most importantly my main aim is to always try and make people feel loved, encouraged and valued. I managed to slip the Jesus net until I was 23, had I been caught before, my life might have looked very different to what it was! I desire to invest all that God has given me to create environments where young people can experience Jesus for who He really is.