Each conference has is led by experienced workers who lead the team, guide the young people and deliver the teaching.
Contagious MAX Central
Tom Sweatman – Max Central Teaching Leader
Tom is the assistant Minister of Cornerstone Church Kingston-upon-Thames. Tom has lead a team at Contagious East for several years and now moves over to Contagious Central to lead the Teaching Team there. He is an engaging speaker of clear biblical truth applied to young people living in today’s secular culture.
James Williams – Max Central Co-ordinator
James has been involved in the leadership of Contagious Central from the beginning and is again 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 CREW (aka Taskforce)
Richard Coekin – CREW Team Leader
Richard leads the Church planting network, Co-Mission and is the Senior Minister of Dundonald Church. Richard has been supportive of youth camps for many years and is now teaching the next generation of leaders in our young adult training programme CREW Central.
Jonty Allcock – Go Central Teaching Leader
Jonty is an very experienced Contagious leader who led last years team at the new GO Central 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.
Jonny Woodbridge – Go Central Coordinator
Jonny is the Youth and Children’s minister at St Michael’s Fulwell and oversees the different groups for everyone under 18. He also gets the opportunity to go into local schools and tell young people all about the good news of Jesus. Alongside working at St Michael’s, Jonny is studying Part-Time at Oak Hill Theological College. In his spare time, he enjoys both playing and watching sport.
Fantastic. Overwhelmed at seeing how God is working in our daughter’s life in a way which exceeds what might be possible within her local church. The opportunity to meet with other people her age and explore practical Christian faith issues, study the Bible and learn together has enabled her personal faith to grow so much and allow her to be better equipped to stand firm in the challenges she faces in the world today. [Parent]
Contagious MAX Scotland / NORTH
Colin Adams – MAX Scotland / NOrth Teaching Leader
Colin is one of the Teaching Leaders at Contagious MAX Scotland / North 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 – MAX Scotland / NORTH Teaching Leader
Nathan is one of the Teaching Leaders at Contagious MAX Scotland /North 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.
Judith Armstrong – MAX SCOTLAND/NORTH COORDINATOR
Scotland/North CREW Leadership Team
Adam McNinch – Scotland / North CREW Leader
Rachel Sloan – Scotland /North CREW Leader
GO Scotland / North
Carl Robinson – GO Scotland / North Teaching Leader
Carl Robinson is our Teaching Leader for Contagious GO Scotland / North. 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 – GO Scotland /North Co-ordinator
Mark is a passionate Bible teacher who is gentle and caring to others. Mark leads the GO Scotland/North 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 GO and MAX administrator
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.
Contagious MAX West
Simon Dowland – MAX West Teaching Leader
Simon is the Teaching Leader of Contagious MAX 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 – MAX West Co-ordinator
Steve is a gifted Bible teacher who has been at Contagious MAX West for several years. Steve has taken the reigns of running the Max West programme and team.
Steve is the associate Pastor of Pelsall Evangelical Church in Walsall and is passionate about youth ministry.
Contagious West CREW Leadership Team
Jon and Jan Drane – CREW 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 – GO West Teaching Leader
AJ is our Teaching Leader for Contagious GO 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 – GO West Co-ordinator
Tamar loves leading GO and has been bringing all her experience in youth and children’s work into making GO West a great week.
Tamar works as the Children’s and Families worker at Grace Church Bedford.
Contagious MAX East
Pete Woodcock – MAX 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 MAX East.
Pete is the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Kingston, London.
Nick Jackman – Contagious MAX 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 is married to Tracey and they have three children and they all love attending Cornerstone Church in Nottingham. 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 MAX East CREW Leadership Team
Maurice Kinnaird, Paul and Kay Kinnaird – MAX East CREW Leadership Team
Trevor Pearce – GO 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 Go events.
Tom WARBURTON – GO East Co-ordinator
Tom has many years of youth ministry experience and also applies his business skills to organise the GO East programme, liaise with the venue, ensure the children are well cared for and leads the Team in a happy supportive environment.
Lisa Wheatley – GO East Administrator
Lisa works for Contagious throughout the year in the office and then also gives her own time to serve on Team for GO East each summer as the on site administrator. Her organisational skills, good humour and pastoral skills make her the ideal person to support the Team in running a safe, caring and smooth youth conference.
Andy Laws and Abigail Archer – GO East CREW Team Leaders
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 link and apply for the conference you wish to serve on.