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.
Harriet is the Director of SparkFish, a Christian schools work charity in Surrey working with Primary, Secondary Schools and Sixth Form Colleges. Harriet previously worked for Surrey County Council as a Youth Worker and has been a Youth and Childrens Worker for a number of different churches and Christian organisations prior to that. Harriet is married to Simon and has one toddler and one baby on the way!
Northern Ireland Coordinator
Emma lives in Northern Ireland with her husband Matthew and her 2 boys Ellis and Zane. She has been involved in youth and aspects of children’s ministry for the last 8 years and has recently joined the Prayer Spaces In Schools team. As well as her heart for children and young people, she is passionate about creativity and prayer, and is excited to bring all these things together in her new role.
GB Team Coordinator
Naomi joins us with over ten years’ experience of working with children in churches, Christian festivals and in local schools. She is passionate about children growing up knowing who they are, knowing who God is and how they can have a real living relationship with him right now. Naomi is based on the South East coast and loves living by the seaside, where she has two young boys with her husband. Naomi is responsible for coordination and communications for Prayer Spaces in Schools for the GB team.
Ireland Team Leader
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.
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.