I have been the full-time youth director at SJE Church since August 2017 and involved with youth work (6 years of schooling included), since I was 20, waaay back in 1991. Yep, I am old; feel free to do the math!?
Equal only perhaps to a professional movie extra or record store worker…. My job is the greatest! When not at work, I’m deeply thankful for my amazing family; so I hang with my partner, 3 kids and our dog as much as possible.
I believe that music is a direct line to the soul; and along with running, it's how I keep hopeful & encouraged; refer to The Clash or anything Joe Strummer, Allison Russell, July Talk (best live show ever!), Wolf Alice or Natalie Merchant…to name but a few. I also love reading. 3 of my all time faves are; All Quiet On The Western Front, Into The Wild and The Great Divorce.. with Calvin & Hobbes (yes the cartoon strip) as an honourable mention. If you have any interest or questions regarding SJE youth, I would love to have a chat! Our teens (and I may be biased) at SJE Church are truly an incredible, deep thinking, fun and all welcoming group.
Grace & peace, Blake.
“But go easy, step lightly…stay free”
- The Clash
“A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realized prayer is listening.”
- Soren Kierkegaard