Who Are We?

North East Scotland Youth for Christ is a "local centre" or chartered ministry under British Youth for Christ, which is in turn affiliated to Youth for Christ International. We are an independent Scottish registered charity (no SC018031), operating under a charter agreement with British Youth for Christ which is renewed every three years. This arrangement allows us to tailor our work to be relevant to the young people of the area while still having access to the resources of a national organisation.

Our work is largely performed by volunteers working in their spare time, in conjunction with our full time youth worker. It is managed by a team of ministry co-ordinators called the Steering Group which also includes our charity trustees. The work is overseen by mature Christians who sit on the Council of Reference (Advisory Body), whose job is to bring accountability and credibility to the organisation. As an non-denominational Christian body, we are structured to have representatives of multiple denominations and backgrounds on the Council of Reference, giving insight and wisdom to the Steering Group. All our volunteers and staff subscribe to the British Youth for Christ Statement of Faith.

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Full time Youth worker, Tillydrone: (vacancy)

Steering Group (Executive Committee)
We are currently seeking volunteers to help with roles in administration and publicity

  • Edna Brownlee (Community Church, New Deer) - Resources, Supporters Database
  • Tom Cowie (Deeside Christian Fellowship Church) - Treasurer, acting chairperson
  • Nehemiah Somevi (Oldmachar Church) - Volunteer co-ordinator
  • Katrina Beedie (Deeside Christian Fellowship Church) - Minutes

Council of Reference

  • Norman Ogston (CoS Reader, retired manager of Sunnybrae Christian Centre) - St Ninian's CoS Turriff
  • Dougie Simpson (Youth Pastor) - Deeside Christian Fellowship Church
  • Tom Webster (Youth Ministry Leader) - St Columba's Church, Bridge of Don
  • Alistair Wilkinson (GP) - Deeside Christian Fellowship Church

Other Key Volunteers

Those who serve in coordinating or admin roles supporting the ministry, but are not trustees or part of the Steering Group or CoR.

  • Stuart Watt (Mintlaw Community Church) - help with volunteer training
  • Sandy Brownlee (Cornton Baptist Church, Stirling) - Website and newsletter editor