Meet the Team

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Kyle McKinnon
Director

Kyle first felt God’s tug on his heart for the vision of Reign Ministries while ministering to teenagers in Luton in 1994. His vision of bringing discipleship back to the heart of youth ministry was the impetus for the formation of the entire ministry. He has 20 years experience working with young people. Kyle directs the daily operations of Reign Ministries and oversees the team to work out the disciple-making vision.

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Darin Stevens
Training Director

Darin is a coach at heart. He loves to develop young leaders to become effective in their local ministries. Darin facilitates the teams which deliver the Youth Ministry Degree and The GreenHouse Gap Year. Darin has been discipling young people for 18 years, and brings his love for young people into every part of Reign Ministries.

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Joy Stevens
Communications Director

Joy brings 15 years of youth ministry experience into her roles at Reign. When not working directly with the training team to mentor teens or teach Theology classes, Joy uses her background in communication to manage fundraising and communication projects for Reign.

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Alex Shoderu
Formation Director

Alex recently joined the team at Reign to coordinate the Degree programme. Alex has travelled extensively and participated in youth ministry on many different continents. As well as doing youth ministry in his home church in London, Alex brings teaching, coaching and leadership development skills to the team.

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Jane McKinnon
Training Team

Formally trained and practicing Occupational Therapy, Jane brings her team-building, strategy and communication skills to bear on the mission and vision of Reign. She is a busy mum to four little ones, but still finds time to train our students in the practical skills of sharing faith that she uses in her job and community.

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Alysen Merrill
Training Team

Alysen excels at developing people, so her roles at Reign Ministries help to support our students to find their unique place and purpose in God’s Kingdom. Alysen works closely with the training team to coordinate our residential learning conferences as well as teach classes. When not forming emerging youth ministers with Reign, Alysen serves on the pastoral staff at her church in Birmingham.

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Claire Morris
GreenHouse Director

Claire has worked with teenagers in her local church for several years. After spending her gap year in The GreenHouse programme she decided to champion the cause of youth discipleship and studied youth ministry. In September 2016 she started a new role directing the Bicester-based GreenHouse programme. She has a particular passion for discipleship and supporting teens to explore faith in Christ.

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Meghan Murphy
Training Team

Meghan spent 3 years working with Intervarsity at Carroll University before bringing her passion for discipleship to Reign Ministries. She holds a degree in Communication and has also worked in the finance industry. She is currently serving in roles in the GreenHouse Gap Year programme, and she leads local youth ministry in Bicester.

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Amelia Godden
Training Team/ Cluster Leader Development

Amelia recently finished her Youth Ministry Degree and has been working with teenagers in the Chiltern Youth Project for three years. She brings her passion for developing people to the training team and will have a part-time focus on leading a cluster of Degree students as well as developing our team of cluster leaders.

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Katie Poursain
Communication Team/ Hospitality

Katie coordinates the hospitality at all of our training conference are really helps us care for our students well. She also helps us communicate well through photography, videography, and social media coordination. Katie lives in Birmingham with her husband, Sam.

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James Yielder
Training Team

James graduated from Moorlands Theological College and worked as an Assistant Youth Minister at Knowle Parish Church near Solihull before joining Reign staff. James brings a passion to encourage students and attention to detail into his role as Assistant Formation Director. When not working with Reign, James leads the youth ministry at Banbury Community Church.

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Ryan Murphy
Logistics Team

Ryan has recently returned from a two year project with Servant Partners in Thailand, and has relocated to Bicester to work along side his lovely wife Meghan. Ryan has a degree in Christian Ministry from Mary-Hardin Baylor University. Ryan will use his care and administrative gifts to help develop Reign's Logistics team.

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Broader Team Partners

David Isgrove
ICY

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Linda Isgrove
ICY

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Colin Piper
ICY

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Jeff Lothamer
Journey Communities

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Sarah Caton
Journey Communities

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Christie Lothamer
Journey Communities

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Steve Caton
Journey Communities

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Joy Lewis
Bicester Methodist Church

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Andy Lewis
Bicester Methodist Church