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Regional Coordinator for Auckland South NZ

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 19 Feb 2019

Welcome Claire Wyeth as Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Auckland South in New Zealand. Claire has been in Children's Ministry for thirteen years. She has been coordinator at Church of the Saviour Messy Church, Blockhouse Bay, for five years and has watched it grow a congregation of families. She loves seeing the families learning, playing and growing together, but most of all she loves the fun!

Southwark Splash

Posted by Anonymous on 14 Feb 2019

Dunk, splash, ripple… At Southwark Splash on 19 January, we were reminded of some of the sounds that might have been heard as John the Baptist baptised Jesus in the River Jordan, before Bishop Karowei baptised three young Christians.

Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Worcestershire

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 12 Feb 2019

Welcome Helen Laird, Regional Coordinator for Worcestershire. Helen has been involved with Messy Church for many years, coordinated a Messy Church at her own church, inspired others to set them up and has written for the Get Messy! magazine.

Messy Church Regional Coordinator in South-West London

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 11 Feb 2019

Welcome Hilary (Dillan) Gower, who joins Charis Lambert as a Regional Coordinator supporting the Messy Churches in South-West London.  Dillan says, 'Hi, I'm Hilary, a.k.a. Dillan, a part-time support worker with autistic teenagers and a part-time youth worker at my local church in Tooting - Summerstown Mission Evangelical Church. We have been running our Messy Church for about five years and I am looking forward to getting more involved with the wider Messy Church world!'

New Messy Regional Coordinator for Lichfield, Cannock and Tamworth

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 07 Jan 2019

Welcome David Mason, the new Regional Coordinator for the Lichfield, Cannock and Tamworth region of South Staffordshire. We are delighted that David will be supporting the Messy Churches here and that his Messy enthusiasm can be shared.

New Regional Coordinator for North Sjaelland in Denmark

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 14 Dec 2018

Welcome Thomas Kildeholm Jensen, new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for North Sjaelland in Denmark. Thomas joins a growing team of Regional Coordinators and he will be focusing on how Messy Church works crossculturally. Thomas has worked as a missioner in Tanzania and recently married Louise. 

Regional Coordinator for Mid Jutland in Denmark

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 14 Dec 2018

  Welcome Katja Aagaard Steffensen, new Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Mid Jutland in Denmark. Katja joins the growing team of coordinators in Denmark and works for the Inner Mission. Katja is engaged with Christian children's clubs, Messy Church, outreach and married couples as they have their first child. Katja is married to Hans and has three children.

New Regional Coordinator for the Netherlands

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 23 Oct 2018

Welcome Hendrick (Erik) Jan Verwoerd as Messy Church Regional Coordinator for the Netherlands. Erik has been a Regional Coordinator in the Netherlands team since May 2018 and now takes on the role as National Coordinator. He is responsible for supporting Fresh Expressions and used to be a missional youth worker on a new housing estate area in Zoetermeer, near The Hague and was a sports teacher in a high school. Erik is looking forward to seeing how Messy Church will develop in the Netherlands, with Messy Church, theology and sports/creativity coming together.

Regional Coordinator for Western Adelaide

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 16 Oct 2018

Welcome Fiona Weckert! Fiona joins the new Regional Coordinator team in South Australia. She will be supporting Messy Churches in Adelaide - West.

Regional Coordinator for Adelaide East and North

Posted by Jane Leadbetter on 01 Oct 2018

Welcome Renee Pickens as Messy Church Regional Coordinator for Adelaide East and North in South Australia. Renee is Children's Coordinator for The Salvation Army SA/NT and has been in this current role since January 2017. Previously Renee worked and volunteered in youth, children and families ministries in The Salvation Army for twelve years across Australia, the USA and the UK, including running a Messy Church in Palmerston NT.

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