MEET OUR TEAM
Tim has been with Tees Valley Youth for Christ since January 2014 and absolutely loves working with the team. He heads up the gap year program alongside of some admin duties. Tim recently set up an organisation called Equip which aims to resource and support youth workers in Teesside. He is an active member at All Saints’ Church in Eaglescliffe where he attends with his wife Emma and their gorgeous daughter Eleanor. Tim loves working with young people, football and watching movies.
Mike’s passion is helping students see the call of God on their life for the Gospel. Mike has been an innovator in Student Ministry for over 30 years. Throughout his ministry, he has used his spiritual gifts to preach and teach students through his personal mission statement: “We exist to Reach unbelieving and uncommitted students to Grow and deepen them in their faith and to Send them out to impact their world for Jesus Christ.” Mike’s ability to lead has given him the reputation as one of the top youth pastors in the country. He has served as President of the Metro Youth Pastors Association on two occasions and has been a featured speaker with the Song of Solomon conferences, youth camps, and various student events. Mike and his wife, Kookie currently live in the United Kingdom in Stockton-on-Tees. They have four children: Thad, Shelby, Hannah, and Hayden.
Audrey has lived in Teesside all her life and is passionate about the area. She joined Tees Valley Youth for Christ in September 2016 and is excited to be working alongside the team, carrying out Administration duties. She is married to Paul and their daughter Kirsty has graduated from the Tees Valley Youth for Christ programme Doulos. They attend St Barnabas Church in Middlesbrough where Audrey is involved in the children’s work and she enjoys gardening, camping and organising!
Head of Communications and Training
Jared graduated from Liberty University with a degree in video broadcasting. After working as media director at a megachurch for two years, he felt God calling him to full-time mission work. After arriving in the UK in 2013 for a gap year, he quickly fell in love with Teesside and still hasn’t left. He loves everything nerdy and his biggest passion is to use media to spread the gospel around the world in a relevant way.
Head of Prayer & Communities
Rachel grew up in Teesside and joined Tees Valley Youth for Christ because of her passion to see Teesside transformed by the love of Jesus. She is passionate about social justice and community and loves to share Jesus with her neighbours. In her spare time Rachel loves to be with friends and family, read and go on adventures.
Madi came to Teesside for the first time at 18 in 2016 on a short term mission trip and fell in love with the ministry and young people here and joined the Serve team. After serving as a volunteer for two years she’s now employed at a local church as the Youth Pastor and serves on the leadership team for Tees Valley Youth For Christ. Madi is also doing university online with Liberty University working towards a degree in business management. In her spare time she enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and cuddling her cat Taz.