A community wide collaboration
At the core of the SparkFish team is our full-time Leader of Schools Ministry, assisted by a part-time Primary Schools Worker and a Co-ordinator for the Think strand of our work. The part-time Administrator looks after finances, communications and resources.
They are at the heart of a wider team of youth and children’s workers from local churches. This partnership approach allows us to offer schools a diverse spread of skills and experience. The youth worker team meets together regularly to plan up-coming schools work, and to provide mutual support in their wider roles.
SparkFish is a charitable trust, with trustees drawn from local churches. The trustees meet monthly as a management committee to guide the strategic and financial development of the charity. They report back annually to local ministers and value their advice.
Also vital is the work of volunteers in a range of roles. Some help in schools on a weekly basis, or get involved in special projects once a year. Others act as our Champions in local churches, raising the profile of schools ministry and encouraging practical support. SparkFish also offers a successful one-year training scheme for gap year volunteers.
I have been involved with children and youth work for 10 years now and have loved (almost) every second of it! I'm passionate about seeing young people grow in their self-esteem and in their faith journeys. As well as working for SparkFish as a Secondary Schools Worker, I am also the Associate Minister for Children 6-11 at St Mary's Reigate. Previous to working for SparkFish and St Mary's I was an actor touring around the UK - I still love acting and sneak it in where ev
I have been the youth pastor at Christ Central in Redhill since November 2014, but I have been involved with the youth since November 2012. I am from South Africa, and I have worked with youth in various areas in South Africa and in the UK. I am currently looking after the 11-18 year olds in our church. I am very passionate about seeing our youth growing in Christ Jesus. The youth is an integral part of the community in Redhill, and they are our future leaders.
Partner Youth Workers
The rest of the week she works as a lawyer and likes to fill any spare time with food, fitness and friends (not necessarily in that order!). Linz is very happy to be working together with SparkFish.