NESYFC is a "local centre" of British Youth for Christ, which is in turn affiliated to YFC International. We are an independent Scottish registered charity (no SC018031), operating under a charter agreement with BYFC 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 Director. It is managed by a team of ministry co-ordinators called the Executive Committee (Exec) which also includes our charity trustees. The work is overseen by mature Christians who sit on the Council of Reference, 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 Executive Commitee. All our volunteers and staff subscribe to the British YFC Statement of Faith.
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Director: Steven Hamilton
We are currently seeking volunteers to help with roles administration and publicity
Alasdair Brownlee (St Kanes Church, New Deer) - Chairperson and Resources
Edna Brownlee (St Kanes Church, New Deer) - Resources
Mary Campbell (St Kanes Church, New Deer) - Cage admin
Tom Cowie (Deeside Christian Fellowship Church) - Treasurer
Matthew Laurenson (Deeside Christian Fellowship Church) - Fundraising
Dan Pearson (Kemnay Church) - Equipment manager / publicity
Nehemiah Somevi (Oldmachar Church) - Volunteer co-ordinator
Council of Reference
Rev. Bob Fowlie (Minister) - Longside Parish Church
Gregor Howitt (Businessman) - Dyce Parish Church
Stephen Millar - Deeside Christian Fellowship Church
Rev. Dennis Rose (Minister) - Arbuthnott, Bervie & Kinneff Parish Church
Dougie Simpson (Youth Pastor) - Deeside Christian Fellowship Church
Tom Webster (Youth Ministry Leader) - St Columba's Church, Bridge of Don
Other Key Volunteers
Those who serve in coordinating or admin roles supporting the ministry, but are not trustees or part of the Executive Committee or CoR.
Stuart Watt (Mintlaw Community Church) - help with volunteer training
Sandy Brownlee (Open Heaven Church, Loughborough, England) - Website and newsletter editor
Below are the annual reports on our activities presented at recent AGMs.