Who we are?
“LOL Youth Ministry is a youth ministry for those in school years 6 to 13, overseen by two Durham City Churches working in partnership (King’s Church Durham and St John’s, Neville’s Cross). ‘LOL’ is an acronym for ‘Living out Love’ – referring to the love of God made known in Jesus and through the Holy Spirit; the love which inspires and empowers the ministry.”
Meet the Team
Fay is originally from Salford but came to Durham in 2008 to study Geography at Durham University. After completing her degree she did a two year internship at King’s Church and then joined the staff team as the Youth and Children’s Ministry Coordinator. She has been involved in leading various groups within LOL Youth Ministry for the last 6 years. Fay is married to Derek, enjoys baking and is trying to learn the piano!
Sam is a Welshman, born in Swansea. He loves many sports such as rugby, tennis, surfing & skiing however football features at the top of his list and he is an avid Swansea City fan. He graduated from Tilsley College in June 2018 after studying Theology and has gained experience in youth work from each country in the UK. He is a Youth & Children’s worker at King’s Church, Durham.
Katherine is a Durham theology graduate, who joined the leadership team at Kings Church in 2007. She has worked for many years as an RE teacher and school chaplain but joined the staff team at Kings in 2010 and co-ordinates their pastoral ministries and the Ministry Training Programme. She is married to Seymour, who can be heard playing harmonicas or whistles in worship or ceilidh bands
Abby works full time as the children and youth worker for St John’s Church Neville’s Cross. She co-ordinates the activities for children and young people on a Sunday morning, and out-reach work in the primary schools and local community. She also has a role in leading/supporting all our LOL activities. When she is not working she enjoys walking in the countryside, and spending time with her family.
Mark is Senior Leader at Kings and leads the staff team. After teaching Maths, he studied theology and wrote a PhD on Galatians. He came to Durham to teach New Testament and has been leading Kings since 2001. He is married to Ruth. They have three grown up children and he enjoys DIY, swimming and holidays in Scotland.