Kids and Youth

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NBC is passionate about the growth and development of children and for decades have resourced and enabled this to happen. NBC Kids & Youth Team believe in a loving God who deeply desires a relationship with each one of us whatever our age. We believe there is no place that provides a greater security or sense of value than knowing the personal love of God and we are passionate about providing the opportunity for children to discover this for themselves.

The Team 

Simon Cooper

Children’s Work Co-ordinator

Adrian Abramian

Youth Pastor

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Adrian has lived in Berkhamsted his entire life except for the three years he studied Theology at London School of Theology in Northwood. He is delighted to be married to Terri and has a son called Wilson. After completing a two year stint as student youth pastor (studying at Ridley Hall) Adrian moved into full-time ministry here at NBC. Aside from football being his favourite sport (supporting Chelsea, bless him), burgers are his favourite food and Agricola is his favourite board game.

Simon lives in Pitstone, with his wife, two boys, two guinea pigs and one tortoise. The tortoise sleeps for five months of the year and Simon is 'well jel'. He enjoys driving, DIY/fixing stuff, and 'slow running' (some people call it walking). It has been discovered that Simon has a sweet tooth and from time to time he can be found loitering near the tuck shop. His focus at NBC is to encourage and motivate the amazing volunteers on our kids teams, to help in overseeing the children’s work activities and to lead and organise special events such as the Easter Story Trail. All of this while being part time, you’ll be forgiven for confusing him with superman!

Joe Rudd

Youth work

Zara Hornby

Children's and Youth Work Assistant

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Zara moved to Berkhamsted two years ago after studying Theology in London and living abroad in Belgium for a year. Since moving here she has been working and volunteering with both small and not so small people.  Alongside NBC she works with YC Hertfordshire as a Youth Support Worker and loves the fact she is encouraged to lead by example and take part in wheelbarrow races, hand stand competitions and water fights. She loves being involved in church and reading. Zara claims she has found the best place to get a custard doughnut (but waves all responsibility for the consequences if she tells you). Her major weaknesses include everything with chocolate and baby animals.

Joe is from Tring and has lived in the area his whole life. Joe is a youth team intern who also spends one day a week on a discipleship year programme with New Wine. Joe attended Tring School and has just finished a course in sports coaching at Aylesbury college. He loves watching and playing football, and is a committed West Ham fan (poor guy!). He knows a lot about football and is yet to meet anyone who knows as much about football as he does. Joe also enjoys playing FIFA, eating food and hanging out with friends.

We have a clear set of safeguarding regulations set out in our safeguarding policy to ensure that the provision and environment for children at NBC is a safe and healthy place to be. All volunteers working with young people and children are DBS checked in accordance with our safeguarding regulations. To view our safeguarding policy or our privacy policy please click the appropriate link below.