Come and meet the M.A.S.T. team!
Chloe is new to our area and is looking forward to finding her way around the beautiful Dales. Chloe has worked in a similar role in another area but moved here recently.
She writes: “I studied Early Years and Education as a foundation degree, alongside taking on the children and youth work at my church which I continued to do up until August 2020. In 2019 I did a year-long ‘Applied Theology’ course with Moorlands Bible College alongside working with the church. During that year, I also trained with Walk Through the Bible which enables me to go into primary schools to teach 10 -11 year-olds an overview of the Bible and how it points to Jesus.”
One or two schools will know of Thiago already as he had started visiting schools prior to the first Covid lockdown. Thiago is assistant pastor at Walton Evangelical Church and writes about himself: “One of the few Brazilians in Derbyshire, Thiago loves bringing dynamic lessons that help children and young people engage through positive dialogue about what God is like and why they might be interested in Him.”
Hannah may be known to some of you as she has lived and worked in Derbyshire for most of her life.
“Before coming to work for MAST, I spent 10 years working as a Primary School Classroom Teacher in both town and village schools. Following the birth of our children I continued to work as a supply or cover teacher. During recent months, like so many parents, I have found myself teaching my own children during periods of remote learning and isolation. Now, I am looking forward to using my teaching experience in the delivery of Collective Worship in Primary Schools in the Matlock Area. I love sharing the Christian Faith and Bible Stories with children in a fun, lively and engaging way. There are so many challenges that our children have to face and overcome in this world. But I believe that the Bible offers hope and wisdom which children can draw upon as they navigate through these difficulties.”
M.A.S.T. currently has seven trustees:
Jeremy Beckett (Chair) – Steep Turnpike Evangelical Church
Chris Cookman (Treasurer) – Church in the Peak
Andy Bruins – Walton Evangelical Church
Sheila Laming – Holy Trinity Matlock Bath
Matthew Quinn – Villiage Life Church
Alan Smith – Matlock Lifeworks Hub
Mavis Salisbury – Matlock Methodist & United Reformed Church