Our Head of Youth and Children's Work, Lee Kirkby, has won National Youth Worker of the year 2015. We are so proud of him, his wife Rachel, daughter Amara and the team that they lead.
The organisers of the award (Premier) said: Recognising hard-working, caring youth workers, this award is given to those who build positive relationships with young people, helping them to see their potential and fulfil it. Lee Kirkby was described as someone who radiates Jesus and an inspiration to young people
Lee said: "I ended up going into youth work because someone really invested in me and I think now I’ve got to this stage of winning this award, it’s made me realise that I could have the same impact on someone else’s life and just to keep on investing in people, no matter how small that may be – we know that acorns grow into great oak trees."
Do pray for Lee and Rachel and the rest of the Youth and Children's team that are serving God's Transformation of the North here at The Belfrey.