Our UK Team

SYC is made up of a group of friends across the country who want to see a cultural shift in their local communities and across the nation.
Others have described us as Prayerful, Committed, Inspiring, Fun and Innovative. Together we greet you and welcome you to join our movement and see lives & communities transformed as culture is shifted. .

This is Us

Toya Anderson

Toya Anderson

Missional Staffer, Based in Reading

Toya is married to Neil and since we arrived in Reading she has become a Foundations expert, a National Conference stalwart, an exceptional volunteer and a great friend!
Aneta Banas

Aneta Banas

Movement Member, based in Reading

Aneta is a mum of 3 and she LOVES bringing order to our lives! (and we love her for that and many other things too!). She works part time, while studying for her degree and looking after her family the rest of her time.

Claire Bankole

Claire Bankole

CEO, based in Reading

Although British, Claire still has an Australian accent from working with SYC’s parent organisation in Australia for just 3 years. She trained as a medical doctor and between doctoring and youth and community mission, has worked in 8 countries and 5 continents.
Dianne Barnard

Dianne Barnard

Youth Worker, based in Layland and East Preston

Dianne is a methodist lay reader, is part of the Northumbrian Community and loves coming alongside young people.
Andrew Brooks

Andrew Brooks

IT specialist, Based in Wokingham

Andy joined SYC to help out with the IT systems. He has lots of experience working in IT and enjoyed traveling for work. 10+ years of travels took him to many countries in Europe, The Middle East, Canada, USA and Latin America. He loves music especially festivals and is a keen motorcyclist taking part in charity rides.

Tracy Brown

Tracy Brown

Independant Examiner, Based in Reading

Tracy and her husband Scott are part of our lives and mission in Whitley. Tracy is a proud grandma to Max and we are very grateful for her work examining our accounts for the last few years.

Sue Cady

Sue Cady

MOVEMENT MEMBER, BASED IN london

Sue first got to know SYC in Reading in 2017 through her role as a church. She loves to be out and about meeting people, ably assisted by her dog Eevee. Eevee ensures that regular walks are taken in all weathers! Sue is a widow and has three adult children.

Her greatest achievement? – Well, her family might mention the rare occasions when she manages not to burn whatever she puts into the oven!

Ian and Erica Cave

Ian and Erica Cave

Prayer and Support, based in Wheatley

Erica and her husband Ian were part of the home group that prayed for God to send someone to Wheatley village who would help them with their youth and community outreach; that’s how SYC started in the UK! They have a wonderful family including one gorgeous great granddaughter!
Peter Cuthbert

Peter Cuthbert

Movement Member, BASED IN Stafford

Peter is married to Mel and is a Cambridge graduate who spent a year with us as an intern. He is a teacher and loves heavy metal, gaming and musicals!

Aaron Dolding

Aaron Dolding

Movement Member and Youth Worker, based in Reading

Aaron is a wonder with the guitar, and we’ve had many a lively, hilarious discussion around the table with our young people and mentors led by him! We’re glad he’ll be around for a bit longer in Reading (but Aaron, don’t forget to go on an adventure somewhere exotic (not too long) and come back and share your stories with us!)

Reneta Kuttan

Reneta Kuttan

movement member based in belfast

Reneta interned with us in Reading from Mumbai via Belfast. She is a bright cookie with two Masters degrees and a crazy love of cats. She keeps us all amused with her random, quirky comments and actions.

Kath McNee

Kath McNee

Families Course, Prayer & Support, based in Wheatley

Kath and her husband Steve have been part of the SYC and Fusion story for decades. Kath is particularly passionate about helping families grow strong and healthy. She loves creating memories (her camera is usually close at hand) and is a gifted home maker and interior desiner.
Vernon & Jenny Orr

Vernon & Jenny Orr

MOVEMENT MEMBERS, BASED IN OXFORD

Anika Parker

Anika Parker

Youth and Community Worker, based in Reading

Anika trained as a classical musician, is ordained in the Anglican church and has been involved in youth ministry since 1999 in Australia and across Europe. She joined SYC full time in 2012.
Jason Pheifer

Jason Pheifer

Team Leader, based in Witham

Jason has been with the Boys Brigade all his life; he joined us here in the UK in 2016 from the USA. He loves wilderness trekking, camping and canoeing, and is passionate about seeing teenage boys become the men God made them to be.
Akanksha Sikka

Akanksha Sikka

Bookkeeper, based in Reading

Akanksha is married with a wonderful son. She came to do our bookkeeping for a year as practice for her accounting exams; she ended up putting off her exams because she wanted to help us, and stayed with us two years! She has recently returned to help us with our accounts.

Andrea Smith

Andrea Smith

Movement Member, based in Reading

 

Jeannette Wilkinson

Jeannette Wilkinson

Movement Member, BASED IN MANCHESTER

Reach Schools

Reach Schools

Schools Work, based in Reading

These guys work very closely with us in the Secondary Schools in Whitley, as such we function very much as one team, praying and planning our programs together, and coordinating our interactions with the schools.

Trustees

Leon Collyer

Leon Collyer

TRUSTEE

Leon Collyer grew up on a small farm in Suffolk and got to know SYC whilst the Assistant Vicar in the Whitley Parish. He is now the Vicar of a rural parish back in Suffolk where he is also managing the family farm.  “My greatest achievement in life had been getting away from the family farm and following the call to ministry. I wonder if returning to agriculture with ministry might prove to be an even greater achievement!”

Guy Lowe

Guy Lowe

TRUSTEE

Guy has a beyond-description-wonderful wife who is tolerant of his quirks, and two children who all make him very, very happy. A teacher by day, he loves cooking, playing music (quality not guaranteed), a spot of gardening and DIY, and reading books – particularly anything by Neil Gaiman. One day he aspires to publish a novel (or two) that people love. And that also happens to make him lots of money.
Indy Nottage

Indy Nottage

Trustee

Not as young as he looks, Indy is married with two kids in primary school. He is a talented videographer and writer, gifted youth worker and collaborator and very much likes fine dining!

Join the movement

As you can see there are many ways to join the SYC movement and participate in shifting culture across our nation.