'Children need more opportunities like this to get out what’s going on for them on the in-side. It’s very healthy for them to have time when they are not doing or watching something on a screen.'Staff (England)

Teams

ENGLAND

Phil Togwell lives on the North-East coast of England with his family (one wife, three daughters, one foster-child, two dogs). Phil trained and worked in a wide range of Youth & Community settings before serving as 24-7 Prayer's UK director for 7 years. He now leads the Prayer Spaces in Schools teams, he’s part of 24-7’s Lectio365 core team, and he teaches and coaches leaders on the Diocese of Durham’s Missional Leadership for Growth (MLG) programme.@philtogwell
 

Ebony Stewart is a lover of learning, Mandarin speaker and keen reader, based in Surrey. She trained as a Sports Rehabilitator, and has experience working with children and learning-disabled adults in sporting and clinical environments. She is passionate about justice, prayer and helping young people to discover who they are. Ebony is responsible for running the operations and communications for Prayer Spaces in Schools.

 

Tim Abbott leads CYO, a youth and schools ministry, which (among other things) runs Sanctum prayer spaces in the Colchester area. He is married, has two sons, and plays bass. Tim has organised three town-wide 24-7 prayer rooms, one in a shop. He likes starting new things. @tim_abbott

 

 

 

Liz Ogborne is on the national oversight team for PSIS. She works for Bristol Schools Connection which equips and trains church teams to serve the life of the local school. Previously she has been a primary school teacher, an RE Advisory Teacher and a schools worker teaching creative RE to primary and secondary pupils. Liz is married to Jon and they have 2 grown up children. She loves cycling and dancing to funky music.
 

 

 

Charl Harman is the Director of Proximity: Schools and is one of the leaders of Proximity Church, part of the 24-7 Prayer Network. Charl is passionate about community transformation. Charl and the team in Stanford have been working in their local schools since 2011. Proximity Schools now partners with local businesses, the Council and has a broad network which reaches 100s of young people weekly through chaplaincy, alternative education, intervention programmes, after-schools clubs and mentoring.

 

IRELAND

Emma Thompson is wife to Pete and mummy to Micah and Selah, and are currently travelling around Europe but will be returning to Belfast. Originally from England, she has spent the last 10 years doing a bunch of youth work related activity and now works with 24-7 Prayer Ireland co-ordinating Prayer Spaces in Schools. @missemmabriony

 

 

GERMANY

Jana Nimmo lives in Marburg with her husband Jonny, and their two children Paul and Lene. She works for Schüler SMD, and co-ordinates prayer spaces in Germany one day-a-week. "I believe PrayerSpaces is something that we really need in our German schools". You can contact Jana directly via email.

 

 

 

MALTA

Silvana Cardona lives in Malta with her husband and four daughters. She has been an educator for  30 years, half of which teaching in centres for young people with challenging behaviour. Silvana co-ordinates the prayer spaces team in Malta together with Fr Reuben. The team have supported  around 200 prayer space in schools, seminars, youth organisations, family retreats, Summer schools and in St John’s Co Cathedral during the State of Europe forum. Silvana loves writing, swimming and being with her family. You can contact Silvana by email

 

Fr Reuben Gauci lives in Malta. Fr Reuben was ordained as a Catholic priest in 2006. Fr Reuben currently works with educators, children and young people through schools and a non-governmental organisation called ZAK. Between 2006 and 2010, Fr Reuben served in a parish and in the Diocesan Ecumenical Commission. fr Reuben has pioneered prayer spaces across Malta alongside Silvana. You can contact Fr Reuben by email

 

 

NETHERLANDS

Juliëtte Pol lives in a tiny apartment near the city centre of Utrecht. She is a youth worker in a local Dutch Protestant Church and has joined the 24-7 Prayer team one day-a-week to help Prayer Spaces in Schools kick off in the Netherlands. Juliëtte loves campfires, ice cream, laughing and talking with friends and just the brilliance of life in general. You can contact Juliette by email

 

 

AUSTRIA

Franz Greisberger lives in Salzburg with his wife and their daughter. He is a catholic theologian and works as a religious education teacher in a secondary school. Between 2012 and 2018 he also works for the diocese of Salzburg with the focus on children and youth ministry, together with Michael and Steffi he founded Prayer Spaces in Schools Austria in 2013. Now he is the coordinator of Prayer Space projects across Austria. You can contact Franz by email.