Amy grew up in the city of Dundee in Scotland. She moved down to Newham in 2011 to take part in a gap year programme with Careforce and was placed in St Luke's Church Canning town to help run youth ministry and outreach projects. Although she originally intended to only spend a year away from home, Amy felt called to staying and supporting the young people in Canning Town. She enrolled on a postgraduate diploma course in Youth Work & Ministry with Oasis College and joined the Newham YFC team when she graduated in August 2013.
As part of her role as Centre Director, Amy runs the youth ministry at St Luke's Church, Canning Town.
In her first 3 years at Newham YFC Amy ran all of the Newham YFC projects seeing young people form across Newham introduced to Jesus and growing in their walk with him. An extension of our Youth Works Network provision also saw more youth workers resourced for their ministries too. Alongside taking on the existing projects in 2013 Amy also launched and pioneered Leadership Academy, Breathe and Big Questions reflecting her desire to see young people equipped and resourced to live for Jesus today.
As of September 2016 Amy is now the Centre Director of Newham YFC and she's excited to see where God will lead Newham YFC into in this new chapter.
Away from Newham YFC, Amy runs the youth ministry at St Luke's Church in Canning Town and is also training towards ordination in the Church of Engalnd studying at St Mellitus College in London.
Outside of work, Amy is a huge sports fan and follows football, rugby, golf and tennis. She's also a keen musician and loves helping to lead people in worship.
Dan grew up in Farnborough, Hampshire. He moved to London in September 2011 for a Gap Year with XLP, working with young people in Southwark. His passion for seeing young people become leaders in their churches and communities grew over the year. In response to this he started a degree in Theology and Youth Ministry at St Mellitus College whilst continuing with his placement at XLP in their Arts department. Feeling called to work with young people in London, Dan joined the team in September 2015, after the completion of his Degree, and moved to Forest Gate to work as the Youth Worker at St Mark's Forest Gate and Project Manager at Newham Youth For Christ
In his role as Project Manager, Dan runs the youth ministry at St Mark's Forest Gate and also coordinates and develops Newham Youth For Christ's range of borough-wide youth projects.
When he is not doing youth work, Dan is a keen musician who plays; Guitar, Keyboard, Ukulele, Mandolin and percussion, as well as being a singer and trained sound engineer. He also enjoys climbing, camping, walking, pot holing, playing video games and watching films.
Finance and Admin Officer
Keith grew up in Hartlepool on the North East coast and moved to London in 1981. He met and married Anne in 1983. He has worked in a number of different jobs - from running the CD and DVD manufacturing division of the company that also runs Spring Harvest to an Essex based creator and manufacturer of children's books, CD and DVD supplying major high street retailers. Keith has specialised and worked in various management, administration and creative roles..
He has been a Christian since he was 16 and has always been an active church member. He has been a youth worker, a house group leader, leader and elder and is currently leading the PA sound team at Highway Vineyard Church in Stratford.
Keith's role at NYFC is to look after all of the financial aspects of the work and also to give admin support to the team in order to free them up to concentrate on working with young people.
When not working for NYFC Keith runs his won music services company advising artists and writers, a digital music aggregation service and also the UK's oldest surviving independent Christian record label. He also loves listening to and collecting music (preferably on vinyl!) and watching films