Meet the Team

Alysen Merrill

Alysen Merrill

HR Team Leader

Alysen excels at developing people, so her roles at Reign Ministries help to support our students and staff to find their unique place and purpose in God’s Kingdom. Alysen leads our HR team and works closely with the training team to coordinate our residential learning conferences and teach classes. Alysen is also a Gallup Strengthsfinders coach and serves in her local church.

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Charlie Morris

Charlie Morris

Head of Operations and Moveolution Team Leader

Charlie was born in Canberra, Australia, and moved to the UK in 2005. He has been involved in youth work, as a volunteer leader or paid worker, for 30 years. For nine years he was the National Director for Urban Saints in Scotland while serving as a trustee for Reign Ministries. Charlie and his wife Ruth live in Scotland and they care deeply about seeing the young people of Scotland discipled for Christ. Charlie is focussing on helping us grow and develop our mission trips and overseeing all of our "behind the scenes" activity, such as finances, communications and operations.

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Claire Morris

Strategic Church Partnerships

Claire has worked with teenagers in her local church and community since finishing school. After participating in the GreenHouse Gap Year and Degree programmes with Reign Ministries, she has been coaching and training young leaders to invest in teenagers for the past 7 years. Most recently she is spending her time developing Strategic Partnerships which offer support for churches to become effective youth ministries focused around making disciples.

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James Yielder

James Yielder

Formation Director

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 Formation Director. When not working with Reign, James leads the youth ministry with his wife in Aylesbury.

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Kyle McKinnon

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 25 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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Pete Telfer

Degree Team Leader

Pete and his family live in Aylesbury. Pete joined our team a few years ago to help head up the degree team and recently has not only increased that role but has also started and MA. He did his training at Oasis College. We are so thankful he is part of the team as he works hard to make sure the degree team is supported and students get a quality experience with us.

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Sam Williams

Sam Williams

Internship

Sam graduated from the degree programme (BA in Mission & Theology) and joined the GreenHouse team part-time. He is on the ground in Bicester, coaching, mentoring and helping to facilitate ministry. During his training Sam was placed as a Youth Minister at Emmanuel Church, Bicester and remains linked to that church family as he pioneers new ministry in Bure Park. Sam keeps us in smiles and good coffee and makes sure we don't take ourselves too seriously.

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Darin Stevens

Darin Stevens

Head of Resources and Training

Darin Stevens has brought his ministry background (MDiv Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and passion for training people into his roles with Reign Ministries since its inception as a charity. He most recently served as the Assistant Director, helping to launch and oversee many of our key programmes and writing youth ministry modules for our partner, ForMission College. Darin now focuses on launching a new resource division that will further develop and promote several Evangelism and Discipleship tools aimed at reaching young people in a post-Christian context. Darin and his wife Joy have over 20 years of youth ministry experience in the local church and community near their home in Oxfordshire.

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Joy Stevens

Resource Team

Joy Stevens has brought her background in Communication (BA, Cedarville University) and Youth Ministry (Master's of Religious Education, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary) together to build and grow Reign Ministries UK since its inception. She has served as the Director of Communications and most recently as the Director of Development, bringing new friends, volunteers and donors into partnership with the ministry. Joy teaches Bible and Theology classes for ForMission College and, alongside her husband Darin, has poured into their local youth ministry in Oxfordshire for 20 years.

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