Simon is a SWYM trainee working with re:source as he completes a degree in Applied theology with Moorlands College.
Simon has worked for a youth charity called Catalyst Tavistock. Catalyst was commissioned by the local churches to provide resources for local young people. Catalyst works in schools and take RS lessons, assemblies, Lunchtime clubs such as CUs supporting the school and young people. One of the most challenging and rewarding activities for Simon was helping with the school’s inclusion Hub where he spent an hour each week with a year 8 lad working as a mentor and we saw some amazing results.
He currently works in a school working alongside a local pastor running a lunchtime Christian Union. In this particular case, he aims to help Christians young people with support and encouragement whilst they are at school. He also helps to run an after school drop in and a drop in at a local park where a number of young people go to.
He has worked as a youth pastor for two years at a local Baptist church running clubs, events and summer camps. He has even taken a team of young people to Mexico to build a house for a family living in poverty.
Since 2004 he has been an instructor for the annual Ten Tors event. He sees real benefits for young people who do this event and is very encouraged to see local schools still entering teams.