Paul Friend is married to Jo and has two boys. Paul heads up SWYM (South West Youth Ministries) where he has been involved for 22 years. Paul also helps lead a local church in a village in Devon and in his spare time loves all sports involving a ball and watching a good film with a curry!
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Churches are desperate for youth workers. So why can’t they find any?
Low pay, short term contracts and heavy recruitment into church leadership is resulting in a critical shortage of youth and children’s workers says Paul Friend of South West Youth Ministries. But who is to blame and what can we do about it?