The Yorkshire Baptist Association is a network of 100 churches, individually and collectively committed to participating in the mission of God. Our vision is to ‘grow healthy churches in Yorkshire’ - we do this by relating, renewing and resourcing the local church, which is the primary agent for God’s mission.
PLEASE NOTE: The YBA Team are now working from home in the light of restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please do not ring the office as calls will not be answered. Contact the team by email or on the numbers circulated through the YBA Newsround. Thank you for your patience.
Our regional team are here to help and support your church
Graham leads the team in developing vision, direction and strategy alongside supporting ministers and churches in the Bradford and Craven areas. He oversees safeguarding and Home Mission, and represents the YBA on various groups at national level.
Regional Minister/Team Leader
Mary supports ministers and churches in the Eastern, Halifax/Calder Valley and Leeds areas. She oversees and supports the Ministry Group and Newly Accredited Ministers and chairs the national Gender Justice Hub. Mary brings specialist skills in mediation and reconciliation.
Clive has responsibility for transition and transformation of churches to aid missional effectiveness. He supports ministers and churches in Huddersfield and South Yorkshire and is a key member of the Baptists Together Mission Forum, as well as having a brief with the larger churches of the Association.
Kez offers guidance, support and ongoing training to churches who receive a Home Mission grant. She runs our YBA Learning Communities, teaches on the Mission Shaped Ministry course and chairs our Grants Group.
Peter (From Sept 1st 2019) will network churches together who want to experiment with Disciple Making Movement principles. He will oversee Biglife Bradford and connect people together who are passionate to church plant by adopting Biglife Ministries values.
"Joolz" provides effective admin support for the whole team. She also leads, develops and implements our communications and social media strategy.
Debbie provides PA/admin support to the Association; facilitates our Executive and working groups; is first point of contact for Data Protection and Safeguarding matters; and generally keeps the admin wheels turning!
Adrian deals with all finance matters. He works closely with our Treasurer; supports the work of the Finance Group; and administers custodian funds for member churches.
Ann assists churches with legal, governance and property matters. She is the first point of contact for member churches on Trust issues, and she facilitates work through the YBA Trust Group.
Legal and Property Officer
Jodie offers support and training to our churches as they seek to develop work with children, youth and families. She serves on the National Baptists Together Children, Youth and Families Round Table.
Children, Youth and Families Enabler
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