The overall aim of the team is to enable and develop effective work amongst children and young people in the Diocese of Lincoln in accordance with the vision of the diocese and in line with the Church of England’s Youth & Children’s mission and ministry aims (Going for Growth, 2010), namely:
• to work towards every child and young person having a life-enhancing encounter with the Christian faith and the person of Jesus Christ
• to recognise and welcome the capacity of children and young people to transform the Church and the world
• to provide support and development for all those working with children and young people by:
- identifying and promoting best practice
- assisting parishes in the development of effective missional work with children, young people and families
- developing a network for support and training for volunteers, leaders and helpers
- advising on resources, events, programmes and creative ideas available to support local groups.
Meet the Team
Charlotte Bloom – Youth and Children’s Mission Enabler
Charlotte is currently the Chaplain at William Farr CofE Comprehensive School in Welton. She has worked with children and young people for more than 15 years. Charlotte brings a passion for seeing young people engage in decision-making processes. Charlotte will mainly serve in the Archdeaconry of Stow and Lindsey.
M: 07908 70 38 64
Rachael McIntyre – Youth and Children’s Mission Enabler
Rachael is Director of Children and Youth Ministry at St George’s Stamford and has more than 20 years’ experience. Rachael has a heart for seeing churches engaging with children and young people and will mainly serve in the Archdeaconry of Boston.
M: 07512 64 66 73
Jonny Bell – Youth and Children’s Mission Enabler
Jonny is the Rising Generation’s Lead at St Swithin’s in Lincoln. Jonny has been involved in Christian children’s and youth work for many years, most recently working as youth worker in Cromer parish church, and brings a real energy and passion for seeing young people engage with Jesus. Jonny will mainly serve in the Archdeaconry of Lincoln.