Each conference has is led by experienced workers who lead the team, guide the young people and deliver the teaching.
Contagious Central (formerly ‘The Pilot’)
Jonty Allcock – Central Teaching Leader
Jonty is an very experienced Contagious leader who led last years team at the new Pilot conference. He helps to write the teaching material for the conferences and serves on our Teaching and Vision team. His good communication skills, clear theological thinking and pastoral experience are qualities that are enjoyed by the young people and team under his leadership.
Jonty is the pastor of the Globe Church on the Southbank in London (FIEC and Co-Mission). He is married to Linda and they have three energetic boys. He loves the opportunity to teach young people the glory of Jesus from the Word of God.
Tom Heasman – Central Teaching Leader
Tom has been involved in Contagious for several years and led the Pilot with Jonty in 2017. Tom is experienced in communicating the Bible with young people in creative and passionate ways so we are looking forward to Tom joining the team again in 2018.
Tom has recently completed his studies at Oakhill College and is now serving as a Pastor at Dundonald Church London (Co-Mission).
James Williams – Central Co-ordinator
James was involved in the leadership of ‘The Pilot’ in 2017 keeping the event running smoothly. He will again be in a role in 2018, leading the team, planning the programme and pastorally caring for the young people.
James is serving in full time ministry at Dundonald Church, London (Co-Mission) as the Youth Worker.
Tara Sharp – Central Administrator
Tara keeps everything administratively in order at the camp as well as pastorally leading the female team and young people on camp.
Tara is a camp program consultant for ReachGlobal. She provides coaching, training and needs assessment to groups around the world who would like to create or expand a camp program of any type for youth or adults outside of the United States. We are so blessed to have Tara serving with us at Contagious as she humbly applies her experience across many areas.
Contagious Central TaskForce
Richard Coekin – TaskForce Team Leader
Richard is very experienced in pastoral ministry and so we are delighted that he is training our younger adult leaders in Central TaskForce.
Richard is the Senior Pastor of Dundonald Church, London and leads the church planting network ‘Co-Mission’.
Nano Central – New Camp for 2018
Gareth Edwards – Nano Central Teaching Leader
Gareth has served on Contagious Nano East for many years and is very experienced in teaching the Bible to the Nano age group. Gareth is looking forward to leading the new team at the Nano Central in 2018.
Gareth was appointed as Youth and Families Pastor in 2009 at Chessington Evangelical Church, Gareth, together with his wife Joanna, experience the daily challenge and blessing of pastoring their own flock of four at home.
Colin Adams – Scotland Teaching Leader
Colin is one of the Teaching Leaders at Contagious Scotland who wants young people to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Colin leads the teaching team so is responsible for guiding, training and supporting the Scotland leaders.
Colin is the Pastor of Greenview Evangelical Church in Glasgow. Previous to Greenview, he served for 6 years as an assistant pastor in Edinburgh (Charlotte Baptist Chapel) and for another 6 years as a pastor of a Baptist church in Northern Ireland.
Nathan Weston – Scotland Teaching Leader
Nathan is one of the Teaching Leaders at Contagious Scotland who is passionate about telling young people about Jesus and training young adults in ministry.
Nathan grew up in Blackpool and was a member of Moorlands Church, Lancaster for around 5 years before moving to London to train at Oak Hill Theological College. After finishing studies in 2013, he returned to Lancaster to take up the position of Associate Pastor.
Scotland TaskForce Leadership Team
Agnes Brough – Scotland TaskForce Leader
Agnes has been involved in Contagious Scotland since the beginning in 2012. She is a good Bible teacher and godly leader. She has a passion to see the next generation of young adults grow into mature men and women serving in the church.
Agnes studied law at Cambridge and worked in the Lord Chancellor’s Department for 8 years. Then she trained as a teacher and taught in a London primary school. She completed a year on the Cornhill Training Course in London and then moved back to Scotland to the Tron Church in Glasgow working particularly among women and young people.
Andy Hunter – Scotland TaskForce leader
Andy Hunter leads our Contagious Task Force programme in Scotland aiming to train and encourage young adult leaders. Andy works as the Scotland Director for FIEC seeking to support FIEC churches and pastors. Before joining FIEC in November 2013, Andy worked for Greenview Church in Glasgow for nine years, prior to which he trained at Oak Hill College in London. He is married to Jessica and they have three children.
Paul and Shiona Rees – TaskForce Leaders
Paul and Shiona help to lead the TaskForce team at Contagious Scotland. Paul is an experienced Bible teacher and together they bring a pastoral maturity to help grow the next generation of leaders.
Paul and Shiona have four children who also love coming to Contagious. Paul became lead pastor of Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh in September 2009.
Carl Robinson – Nano Scotland Teaching Leader
Carl Robinson is our Teaching Leader for Contagious Nano Scotland. Carl is an experienced Bible Teacher with many years of experience in church ministry.
He is the Youth and Children’s Pastor of Harper Church, Glasgow where he leads the youth and children’s work from zero to 19 and is heavily engaged in reaching the young people in the community. Carl is originally from Liverpool and is a passionate ‘Reds’ supporter. He is married to Sarah and they have three children.
Mark Hughes – Nano Scotland Co-ordinator
Mark is a passionate Bible teacher who is gentle and caring to others. Mark leads the Nano Scotland programme and pastorally cares for the young people.
Mark moved from London to Scotland in 2016 to Pastor a church in Inverness.
Zach Watt – Contagious and Nano Coordinator
Zach is an experienced youth leader who works for Greenview Church in Glasgow and is studying to be a Biblical Counsellor. Zach has been involved with Contagious Scotland since it began in 2012 and is now on the Contagious Operations Team. His business background in Digital and IT has provided valuable support to the team and his passion for good Bible-centred youth work means that Zach’s contribution to Contagious is significant.
Simon Dowland – West Teaching Leader
Simon is the Teaching Leader of Contagious West and leads the team and young people to discovering more about Jesus. Simon is a gifted Bible teacher who delights in telling yp about Jesus. He leads the conference in a happy gentle way with a pastoral maturity.
Simon is married to Ruth and he is the Youth Minister at Headley Park Church Bristol.
Stephen Hope – West Co-ordinator
Steve is a gifted Bible teacher who has been at Contagious West for several years. Steve has recently taken the reigns of running the West programme and team from Jon Drane.
Steve is the associate Pastor of Pelsall Evangelical Church in Walsall and is passionate about youth ministry.
Contagious West TaskForce Leadership Team
Jon and Jan Drane – TaskForce Leaders
Jon has been a leader on Contagious for many years and we are delighted that Jon and Jan are now turning their skills and experience towards helping the next generation of leaders. Jon is the Pastor of Woodford Evangelical Church, East London and along with his wife have many years experience of youth ministry, church ministry and family life.
Alex Johnstone – Nano West Teaching Leader
AJ is our Teaching Leader for Contagious Nano West. He is full of enthusiasm to teach young people the truth about Jesus.
AJ serves as a Youth and Children’s Worker at Woodgreen Evangelical Church in Worcester. His heart is to see young people and children come to know Jesus personally for themselves as well as leaders and parents being better equipped to teach and proclaim God’s Word faithfully and dynamically.
Tamar Pollard – Nano West Co-ordinator
Tamar loves leading Nano and has been bringing all her experience in youth and children’s work into making Nano West a great week.
Tamar works as the Children’s and Families worker at Christchurch Fulwood Church in Sheffield.
Pete Woodcock – East Senior Teaching Leader
Pete is one of the founders of Contagious and continues to be passionate about telling young people about the gospel. Pete is a clear theological thinker with a deep understanding how the culture impacts young people. He is involved in writing our teaching material and delivers most of the Big Teach talks at Contagious East.
Pete is the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Kingston, London.
Nick Jackman – Contagious East Event Manager
Nick is married to Tracey and is delighted to be involved with Contagious because he loves to see young people grow in their relationship with Jesus. He lives in Nottingham with Tracey and their three children.
Nick became the full-time Contagious Director in 2016. Nick has been involved in full-time youth and children’s ministry since 1997, working in churches in Chessington, Danbury and Beeston.. He trained at Oak Hill Theological College and has been attending Contagious since its beginning in 2000.
Contagious East TaskForce Leadership Team
Ian and Nina Fry – East TaskForce Leadership Team
Ian and Nina have been involved in Contagious since the beginning when we started in 2000. Ian is a gifted Bible teacher with many years of gospel ministry experience. Ian and Nina are passionate about growing the next generation of gospel leaders for Contagious and the kingdom.
Ian Fry is the Families Minister of St Ebbs Church Oxford having previously been the Pastor of Christ Church, Fetcham and the Director of Youth and Children’s ministry at Oakhill College. His home church for many years was Chessington Evangelical Church where he served as an Elder.
Trevor Pearce – Nano East Teaching Leader
Trevor is one of the founders of Contagious and has a passion that young people grow as disciples through good Bible teaching. Trevor is a wonderful story teller and brilliant at connecting young people to Biblical truth that is so relevant to their everyday lives.
Trevor grew up in Chessington and became a Christian at the age of 12 while on a youth camp. He left school at the age of 15 and worked in the construction industry before spending five years working in a school with children who had severe learning difficulties. Since then Trevor has spent over 25 years as a full-time youth worker in a number of cities and currently works at All Souls Church in London. Trevor is married to Eva and they have three beautiful daughters. He supports West Ham United. Trevor prepares the teaching material for all Contagious Nano events.
Jon Shulver – Nano East Co-ordinator
Jon has been committed to Contagious for many years and was our first full-time worker for over three years. Jon is a gifted Bible teacher, strong pastoral leader and committed to holding the programme together at Nano East.
Jon is originally from Essex (and is very proud of it!). He trained at Oak Hill Theological College and then worked as Associate Minister at Farnham Baptist Church. After three years working as the full-time Contagious Development Director, in 2015 he planted a new church in Portsmouth from Christchurch Southampton
Great Team of Leaders
Across all venues we have a huge team of fantastic leaders who are all DBS/PVG checked and committed to teaching the Bible to young people and investing in their lives. If you would like to join us as a leader please click on the conference below that you wish to attend and follow the ‘Leaders and TaskForce’ link to our booking system.