Young People and Families Worker








Hi, I'm Rachael and I am the Young People and Families Worker for the Nene Valley Circuit. I started this role on 2nd January 2020. 

I thought it would be a good idea to tell you about me and some of the things I am planning to do.

I am married to Iain and have 2 children, Callum and Isobel. We also have a slightly batty dog called Snoop who is gradually becoming a grumpy old man.

I am a member of the Methodist Church in Raunds and have been part of the church for as long as I can remember.

I have worked with children and young people of all ages for a long time. I have worked in schools, community groups, Children's Centres, for charities, residential schools and in day services too.

There are lots of things I like to do. Being outside is my favourite - I love forest school sessions, walking Snoop and watching how the seasons change. I like celtic art, spending time with God and don't think that Sunday mornings are the only time we can meet with God. I love trying new, creative ways of worship and am really interested in Forest Church and Taize worship. 

I like films cooking, reading and laughing. Skye is my favourite place - lots of big mountains and the sea! I love the sea and would like to learn to scuba dive. I like making things, Christmas and spending time with my family. I like listening to the Foo Fighters, The Killers as well as 1970's rock. I like watching Bake Off, Top Gear, Ghosts and quiz programmes. I think sloths, cows and giraffes are cute and don't like the colour pink. 

I have lots of ideas planned, but Covid-19 messed them up a bit. However, things are happening now so watch this site for news and information. I have things planned for all ages from babies to teens and most of them are messy, fun and creative. There are also some Zoom activities in the pipeline - Alpha Youth and Messy Church online for two. 

But how about you? What would you like to do? I would really like to know what you would be interested in doing. Obviously a bungee jump or rocket launch is probably not going to be practical, but there are loads of other things we could work on together. 

Please get in touch if there are things I can help you with. 

Contact Rachael on 07305 893449 or


Our specialist Young People and Families Worker will have the time, passion and professionalism:

❖ To provide strategic direction to our Circuit churches enabling them to take Christ into the lives of the young people and families in this area with striking ideas and enthusiasm.

❖ To develop outreach mission and support to these families, on or off our premises. Seeking the ‘missing generation’.

❖ To strengthen links for our young people within the Circuit, and to other local and national Christian activities.

❖ To offer leadership, encouragement and support to existing and new volunteers.

If you would like support for a project that you are already involved in, or have new ideas you would like to see happen, then please get in touch with Rachael. She would love to meet up with you and talk about what God wants to do for the young people and families in your church and your community.

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