Meet The Team

Beth Yearsley

Beth Yearsley is the College Co-ordinator and Programme Leader, having oversight for the Younger Leadership College across all its programmes. She is passionate about seeing young people trained, developed and enabled to understand how their faith informs and impacts every area of their life whether that be at work, church, school, with friends or with family.

As well as overseeing the College she also directly manages and teaches on various programmes across the College including:

  • Sector Mentoring
  • Emerging Leaders Toolbox (in partnership with LICC)
  • The YLC Gatherings
  • The YLC Intern Programme

She brings superb experience running a range of similar programmes at the University of Nottingham, and has a particular passion for developing young adults and students in their vision for their lives across a wide variety of sectors. She is a gifted leader and mentor and brings a great depth of rich theological thinking around leadership and discipleship to the College.

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Grace Gilmour-Jones

Grace Gilmour-Jones is the Networks Co-ordinator and Programme Leader, having oversight for the ‘Leaders in the Church for the World’ stream. This includes:

  • Formation Groups
  • Network Gatherings
  • Residentials
  • Church Skills Training
  • 1-2-1 Mentoring

She brings wide ranging experience to the College having previously managed the Alpha course provision at HTB London. She is gifted speaker and mentor and embodies a deep passion for developing younger leaders, connecting with churches and schools across the Diocese.

Grace is currently having a ball on maternity leave! If you need to get in contact with her please contact Beth who can put you in touch.

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Will Foulger

Will Foulger is the Intern Programme Teacher, having oversight for the curriculum and delivery of teaching within the College’s Intern Programme. Will is a gifted theologian, an outstanding teacher and brings an inspirational depth of understanding to the teaching programme. For most of his week, Will serves as the Curate of Trinity Church Nottingham, in the heart of the city.

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Ruth Lee

Ruth Lee is the Networks Co-ordinator and Programme Leader, having oversight for the Schools work of YLC which includes:

  • Formation Groups
  • Executive Leadership Programme: Bishop’s Leadership Certificate
  • Schools Liaison
  • Intern Mentoring

Ruth is married to Chris, a curate in the Diocese and they are part of St Mary’s Church in Newark. Ruth has a background in outdoors education and and is passionate about enabling young people to learn practically through experiencing nature.

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Liz Stratton

Liz Stratton is the YLC Admin Assistant and looks after all things admin at the College! She oversees the admin for all 5 of the YLC’S programmes:

  • Formation Groups
  • Executive Leadership Programme: Bishop’s Leadership Certificate
  • The Gatherings
  • Internship Programme
  • Sector Mentoring
  • Emerging Leaders Toolbox (in partnership with LICC)

She brings a vast range of experience to the College and makes sure that everyone is organised! Liz is the newest member of the YLC staff team and has already been a blessing to the team as she helps the college run smoothly.

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Get In Touch

Please get in touch if you would like to get involved in the College as a participant or as part of the team leading and supporting this great vision.

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