Our Patrons

Sarah Yardley

Sarah Yardley

Sarah Yardley is a Californian based in Cornwall who loves Jesus, family, friendships, coffee, travel, and guacamole. She grew up at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, and currently serves full-time with Creation Fest UK and Tubestation in Polzeath.

Over the past three years, I have had the joy of mentoring several SWYM workers and partnering with SWYM as an organisation for Creation Fest. I am thankful for the intentional investment in local churches and communities in the Southwest (and beyond!) and for the the personal support and training given to these leaders-in-development. 

Matt Summerfield

Matt Summerfield

Matt Summerfield is  Senior Pastor of Hitchin Christian Centre (hcc.org.uk). He’s passionate about releasing potential, with a particular bias towards seeing children and young people live God’s great adventure for their lives.

It’s a HUGE privilege to be part of the SWYM family. I fully believe in the vision, the mission, and the people – all of whom are passionately committed to raise up effective, authentic, life-changing youth leaders who creatively and relentlessly bring the good news of Jesus to young people. I’m praying and working to see their Kingdom impact and influence go exponential in the years to come.

Rachel Dyer

Rachel Dyer

Rachel Dyer is the Strategic Lead and founder of Yeovil4Family, which is part of the work of Yeovil Community Church. Rachel is also the Children and Families Leader at the same church. She is married to Adam and together, they have four children.

I have a huge amount of respect for SWYM. Having known them for over 10 years, I have seen them grow from being focussed mainly on youth work, to embracing children’s work and seeing the importance of community and family in the midst of it all. SWYM exists to see lives transformed through the love of Jesus and that floats my boat!

Mike Pilavachi

Mike Pilavachi

Mike is the founder and Director of Soul Survivor, a charity based in Watford that seeks to reach, encourage, and equip young people to live their whole lives for Jesus

 

SWYM is an amazing organisation who do a brilliant and vital job in training, equipping and resourcing youth leaders all over South West England. I urge you to get involved and support SWYM in any way you can – be a part of this fantastic work that God is doing!

Rob Scott-Cook

Rob Scott-Cook

Rob leads the Senior Leadership Team of Woodlands Group of Churches in Bristol. Rob & Pam have been involved in community evangelism and church planting over many years.

 

Rob feels called to a life of prayer and counts it a joy to pray every day for the remarkable work of SWYM with its vision for reaching a whole generation of youth and discipling them to be future leaders.

Steve Clifford

Steve Clifford

Steve has been general director of the Evangelical Alliance since April 2009. He is chair of HOPE Together and has previously been international chair of March for Jesus and chair of the leadership team for Soul Survivor. Steve continues to give advice and support to churches and has worked in a variety of church roles, including many among the Pioneer network of churches.
Roy Searle

Roy Searle

Roy lives in the Cheviot hills of Northumberland close to the Scottish Border. Roy is one of the founder leaders of the Northumbria Community and a past President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain. Roy is a creative Bible teacher, lecturer, spiritual director, mentor and missional pioneer. He travels extensively throughout Britain and the rest of Europe, encouraging people to love God and live generously. He has a wide range of interests, including leadership, missiology, new monasticism, Celtic spirituality and Post-Christendom culture.