She started her career in Liverpool as a community Youth Worker, worked in Chester as All Saints Church Hoole’s Youth and Children’s worker as well as Schools Worker for Chester Schools Christian Workers before joining Sutton Schoolswork.
She grew up in Liverpool and Angelsey, she is bilingual Welsh/English and loves Liverpool Football Club all of which make life interesting at times.
Cat is passionate about enabling young people to develop their spirituality, to give them space to encounter God and to explore what a living relationship with Jesus would look like. She finds schools work a privilege as she gets to support young people in the place where they spend most of their time. She enjoys being able to encourage young people, sharing their journey and helping them in their school life. She relishes the challenge of sharing her faith with them and helping them to develop their understanding of Jesus.
Cat loves delivering assemblies, this realisation makes her chuckle as she hated public speaking when she was in High School.
Cat works closely with a fantastic secondary schools team consisting mainly of church-based youth workers and volunteers. Together, they regularly provide Christian education and support in Suttons secondary schools. If you’re interested in joining the team or would like to know more about the work of the team, please contact Cat.
Meet the Team
I am a church leader on the St Helier estate, and am passionate about building community from the grassroots upwards. Schools are an essential part of that, and I am involved in both primary and secondary schools on the estate. Christian schools work is so important because we can give a faith perspective that the kids won’t otherwise hear, both in religious education / assemblies, as well as issues-based themes and study days. If they don’t hear a faith perspective, how can they engage with the world?
My name is Dave, I’m a scouser and I’m passionate about seeing young people come to know Jesus. Schools work is one of the most liberating things you could ever do. I both sharpens what you think, whilst having the opportunity to help shape young people’s views in ways that they have never thought about before. The school community is open seen as a place for young people to uptake information that is passed down to them through various academic subjects; however I feel as though schools work is massively important in our curriculum as it engages young people on a more holistic level, combining spirituality – of all kinds – with academics in an imaginative and exhilarating way.
Hi, my name is Shona, I am the ‘Ministry Support’ worker at Horizon Church Sutton. I am involved with the Christian Union at Overton Grange Secondary school, I also get to lead assemblies at Overton every half term with Cat and Rebecca Quine. Assemblies used to be a very daunting task, but I now have grown to really enjoy them! Recently I was given the opportunity to teach two year 6 R.S. lessons at Hackbridge Primary school with Rebecca Quine and AndrewSmith. It was really fun getting to be a teacher for the day!
I’m Becca Watkins and I’m the Youth Minister of Springfield Church, Wallington. I have the pleasure of leading the Christian Union at Carshalton Girl’s High School. We meet every Thursday lunchtime in the LRC for some food, games, teaching and prayer. It’s lovely to see the girls coming along to share experiences, encourage one another and grow in their friendships.
I’m Nic – Youth Leader at Cheam Baptist Church, and part-time student at a Bible College in London (Cornhill). I love working with young people – it helps me realise how quickly I’ve become old! Schools Work at Cheam High is a great opportunity to meet new youth from around the Borough both from church backgrounds and not, and to encourage them in their faith in an often hostile environment. It’s amazing!
Andrew Smith is the lead youth worker at Horizon Church and is also involved with Sutton Ramp Events working alongside young people in a mentoring/training capacity. He runs the Greenshaw CU as well as leading assemblies and RE lessons with Cat.
Becca Quine is a volunteer youthworker at Horizon Church Sutton and works part-time for Sutton Ramp Events. She also supports local sixth form conferences and assemblies. She is said to bear a striking resemblance to Mickey Rourke!