Tony and Polly Joyce have been trustees of Tunbridge Wells Youth for Christ since it began over 6 years ago. Tony is Chairman and a key fundraiser. Polly has been Secretary since TW YFC was established in 2009 and forms an additional link with British Youth for Christ as she has been a trustee there for many years. She has been involved in youth work in some capacity since she became a Christian in her early twenties. She longs for young people to find faith, be well discipled and to grow into Christian adults who will make a great difference in their communities because they are following Jesus. YFC is a great movement for creatively engaging with young people and equipping the church to reach their youth, Tony and Polly worship at St Mary’s Church in Speldhurst where they organise the youth and children’s work. They have two grown up children who also live in Speldhurst. They love travelling and recently were able to spend a couple of months in Italy in their motor home.
Mike is the treasurer of TW YFC. He is hugely valued by the staff for his wisdom and patience especially while he served as centre manager for a year. Mike is the links co-ordinator for the diocese of Rochester with Tanzania, Estonia and Zimbabwe. This has enabled us to send Kairos students to Tanzania for their mission trip. Mike worships at St Lawrence Church in Bidborough where he helps with the youth work. Mike is married to Caroline and has three grown-up daughters and a Labrador called Poppy.
Allison is the trustee with responsibility for HR and safeguarding. She brings to the role many years’ experience as a teacher and family liaison officer. Allison and Mike have worked closely with Life and Soul to set up Connect Mentoring a joint mentoring project which is now working in two local schools. Allison is married to Ian and they have three grown-up children.
Kay has been a trustee of TW YFC for 5 years having been involved in youth work at her church for the previous 25 years. Kay started working in the TW YFC office as a voluntary administrator 4 years ago and loves being part of all that goes on there. Kay is married to Roger and they have 3 grown-up children and a cockapoo called Holly.
Anne is the trustee with responsibility for grant applications. She has been a supporter of TW YFC for many years so we are delighted that she has recently agreed to become a Trustee. Anne has three children, two stepchildren and six grandchildren. She worships at a small village Church and have been involved in youth and children’s ministry in various forms since 1995. She has responsibility for Pastoral Care for the older members of my church community as well as running the flower guild. She volunteers for Operation Christmas Child and runs a parent prayer group for a local senior school.
Graham is our newest trustee. Graham comes to us which great experience of youth work and business. Graham worships at Tunbridge Wells Baptist Church and is involved in the youth work there.