Meet The CSWH Team

Mark Beveridge

We are really pleased to introduce our new schools worker Mark Beveridge. Mark started last week and has already been such a blessing to the team. Please pray for him as he settles in to his new role

 

 

Hey my name is Mark and I have lived in Hastings my whole life! I was born again in September 2019 and I have a heart for others to grow in Jesus. I applied for the schools worker role because I remember CSWH doing assemblies when I was in primary school and I believe it's a wonderful idea and opportunity for the next generation to hear about the amazing works that God has done throughout history and His gospel- the gospel of Jesus.

Sarah Brunton

My name is Sarah Brunton and I have worked for CSWH for 3 years. I started as Schools Worker and I am now the Team Leader. I live in Hastings with my husband Carl, his daughters and our nearly 16 year old son Elijah. I have had lots of experience working in schools over the years and I have had a variety of roles. I have worked with children with SEND as an INA, a Teaching Assistant and taught classes. I have always had a heart for young people. It is such a privilege to work with them and be a small part of their journey.


 

CSWH is such a blessing to me. I love its unique way of sharing the love of Jesus in schools. We get to be salt and light in such a creative way. I have learned so much during the last three years and I am excited about leaning even more! My prayer for CSWH is that God will provide CSWH with volunteers who have a heart for young people and see how important the work is.


 

Find out how volunteer with us by emailing us at- teampositions@cswh.co.uk

Rachel Woods

Hello. My name is Rachel Woods and I have been volunteering with CSWH for the last 4 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing the good news of Jesus in schools and watching the awe & wonder on children's faces as they realise there's a father who's made them & loves them. I've also enjoyed coming up with some fun crafts for the kids to make in our JAFFA clubs. I have had the privilege of mentoring a teenager which challenged me greatly (but was highly rewarding) and hope to have further opportunities to do this in the future. Sadly, due to lockdowns I have missed going into schools and seeing the children but have enjoyed helping with the Link youth group on zoom. They have taught me that teenagers are not nearly as scary as they first appear and they do actually listen to what you have to say even if it doesn't appear that way!! I have also dabbled in front of the camera, helping to create videos that dramatise part of the Christmas story for children to watch in schools. CSWH has certainly encouraged me to do things I never thought I'd have the confidence to do!

My prayer is that the right schools will open their doors to us to reach those children & staff that need to hear of Jesus the most and that more volunteers will come forward so we have the man(woman)power to reach as many children as possible. I also thank God for CSWH and the unique way it offers the ability to serve and help the kingdom grow and share God's overwhelming love for us all

 

Find out how to volunteer with us by emailing us at- teampositions@cswh.co.uk

Kim Warren

My name is Kim Warren and I have been involved with CSWH for over ten years as a volunteer supporting the leadership of Jaffa clubs, Link group and Soul survivor youth camp. I have been on the management committee for a number of years as well.

CSWH has been a significant part of my life, I support the organisations' mission to bring the love of Jesus to children and young people in Hastings and St Leonards. Working together with other Christians to enable CSWH to continue its mission, has increased my wonder and faith in God. I have witnessed the life changing power the good news of Jesus has on our young people, and this is wonderful to witness and a great encouragement that we really do have a living and active God! Spending time with the young people is always insightful and more often than not ensures I never take myself too seriously! I plan to stay involved with CSWH, it's a fantastic clear minded mission, and all involved are very committed to continue.

My prayer request for CSWH- Please pray that God will enable CSWH to build an army of volunteers whose heart is to serve our young people faithfully through support at clubs, mentoring, one off event's and all the other work CSWH does.

 

Find out how to volunteer with us by emailing us at- teampositions@cswh.co.uk

Sally Shewry

My name is Sally Shewry and I’m on the Management Committee for CSWH. I am a retired Primary School Teacher so have personal experience of the work that CSWH do in schools. I have done various volunteer roles for CSWH and pray that we will be able to get back into schools very soon.

 

 

Find out how to volunteer with us by emailing us at- teampositions@cswh.co.uk

Tom Collins

Hello. I am Tom Collins and have been with CSWH since July 2004 when Roger Mitchell invited me to join the Management Committee. Chris, my wife, and I live in St. Leonards and have 3 adult children of whom we are very proud. Our eldest, Joanne, is a local primary headteacher, Neil is a Senior Town Planner and Adam, the youngest, is the Digital Media Manager of the International Canoe Federation in Switzerland. Joanne is married with two children and Neil is married too. Adam is due to marry soon when he returns from covering the Olympic Games in Tokyo. I have been retired for almost 8 years after spending 40 years teaching and head teaching. My retirement apparently means helping with the grandchildren, voluntary work with CSWH, supporting St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Hastings, where I worship, and working with a fostering agency in Bexhill to help assess potential foster carers. It is a very full and rewarding retirement.

Currently, I am one of the Hastings Christian Trust trustees and chair of the Management Committee(ManCom) that helps oversee and support the workers in their role in whatever way we can. ManCom meets monthly to this end. As Sarah’s line manager, I meet with her regularly to discuss her work and to offer support and advice where I can. Sometimes this means helping with JAFFA Clubs or Prayer Spaces, undertaking church presentations or organising events such as the Life Exhibition and Key to Life.

CSWH is unique in my opinion. There isn’t another organisation that goes into local schools to tell the children and young people of this town about Jesus. It has been wonderful to see how God has worked through CSWH to take the message of hope in a loving Saviour to the young people. I believe passionately that we need for children and young people to know the love of God through the example of Jesus and actions of the Holy Spirit. My prayer for CSWH is that God will provide a new Schools Worker to work alongside Sarah and new volunteers to support the work in different areas. These would enhance the work that can be done with schools and churches.

 

Find out how to volunteer with us by emailing us at- teampositions@cswh.co.uk

Roger Mitchell

My name is Roger Mitchell and from 1981 until I retired at the end of 1997 I had the great honour to be Headmaster of William Parker School.

In 2000 a sum of money was given by a benefactor to start Christian Schools Work Hastings. This was an answer to much prayer by a number of folk gathering together regularly and keen to take the gospel to children in schools in any way open to us. Since then CSWH has worked within the Charitable Status of Hastings Christian Trust of which I am a Trustee. Until two years ago I also chaired our Management Committee, overseeing the day to day running of the work and supporting our wonderful team of employed workers and volunteers.

CSWH is a Local Ministry Partner of Scripture Union. SU is committed to enabling ways of bringing a knowledge of Jesus to the 95% of children who have no contact with any local Christian community. CSWH is thus at the cutting edge of ministry to children. What could be more vital?!

My prayer is that more local churches will catch the vision of the importance of the ministry of CSWH and become partners in it by praying, supporting financially and encouraging members to volunteer with us.

Find out how to volunteer with us by emailing us at- teampositions@cswh.co.uk