Hello from Josh Lees!
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Hello from Josh Lees!

Hello and a very happy New Year! When I first visited St Paul's, the welcome was overwhelming, and it was instantly clear to me that God is doing something very significant through and with St Paul's, so I'm really excited to become part of this community.

Prior to now I've been in South East London for five years. I initially came to do a gap year with a youth charity called XLP, but it’s become quite an adventure! I spent the whole five years as a part time youth worker with my previous church, The Well Community Church, alongside undertaking an undergraduate degree in Youth Work and Theology as well as a Masters degree in Community Ministry at Oasis College. Other adventures include living in a community housing project, meeting my lovely girlfriend, and trying to hold my own as seemingly the only Manchester City fan in London (I have childhood pictures to prove this isn’t a recent phenomenon!).

I’m MEGA into endurance sport; I finally completed my long term goal of completing an Ironman triathlon last year, and this year I cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats with my great friend, St Paul's very own, Ed Wyeth. I’m really into all things outdoors so, if that’s you too, I’m especially keen to meet you! I spent my first seven childhood years in Essex before moving to West Yorkshire, where I stayed until I moved to London.

It’s exciting to be joining such a multicultural church with people from all over the world. I'm joining St Paul's after spending three months in California interning with a Hispanic church alongside spending some time at Bethel Church in Redding and the Dream Center in LA. It was a blast! It’s got me really excited for the years ahead - it was really encouraging to hear some of God’s heart whilst I was away, I’m just raring to get going now! I'm really looking forward to meeting all of you and joining in with being shaped by God to shape the city!

Josh Lees
Youth & Young Adults Pastor
 
T: 020 8746 5272
E: josh.lees@sph.org
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