The Prayer Spaces in Schools team in each nation is made up of a mix of staff and volunteers who are passionate about serving churches and schools to host the best prayer spaces for children and young people. You can find out more about, and contact, the teams in each nation below.
Ebony grew up on the missions field in China and is now based in Surrey with her husband and newborn baby. She trained as a sports physiotherapist at university and has worked with children and learning-disabled adults clinical environments. She is passionate about justice, prayer and helping young people to discover who they are and what they were made for. Ebony is responsible for running the operations and communications for Prayer Spaces in Schools.
Coordinator / UK & Ireland
Emma Thompson is wife to Pete and mummy to Micah and Selah. 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.
Laura has just returned serving with Altitude Mission for 5 months in the French Alps. She can normally be found climbing mountains, surfing and running across London where she lives. Laura studied Theology at university and was then part of the team planting a Vineyard Church in SW London. She is passionate about prayer, hospitality and making people feel really welcome. Laura is now responsible for the communications for Prayer Spaces in Schools.
Core team / UK & Ireland
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.
Phil lives on the North-East coast of England with his family (one wife, three daughters and 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’s now the International Director for Prayer Spaces in Schools, he writes for 24-7’s Lectio365 and Lectio for Families apps,
and is part of 247 Prayer’s international oversight team.
GB Team Leader
Tim previously worked as Director of a schools work charity in Colchester that was a pioneer of prayer spaces in secondary schools, and also delivered or supported chaplaincy in nearly all of the schools and colleges of the city. He was a founder member of the Prayer Spaces in Schools national team and is now the GB Team Leader.