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Meet The Team


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Meet The Team


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East Team


East Team


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Izzi Barthow

Izzi joined the YoYo team in September 2015, working part-time. She has now gone full time with YoYo and works in the East of the city. 

Izzi grew up on the North Coast of Northern Ireland and moved to England for a gap year in London. Following this year working with London City Mission she completed a degree in York. She loves getting alongside the young people in the city, whether in clubs, lessons or assemblies, and the opportunity to work closely with local churches.

If you wish to contact Izzi you can email her at izzi@yoyotrust.org.uk or call the office on 01904 798941

 

Jen Dring

Jen came to York in 2005 to study History and first volunteered with YoYo in 2007. She became a full time member of the team in 2008 and loves sharing her faith in schools through assemblies, lessons and workshops.

Jen is married to Pete, a teacher at Fulford school, and they have two sons. When she’s not at work or looking after the boys Jen loves to play tennis and work on art projects.

If you wish to contact Jen you can email her at jen@yoyotrust.org.uk or call the office on 01904 798941

 

 

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West Team


West Team


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Tony Bower

Tony moved from the Lake District in September 2011 to start working for YoYo. He is YoYo's Executive Officer heading up operations, inspiring the team to continue driving forward with the vision of YoYo, working with Trustees on strategic development and representing YoYo to churches and community groups. He has considerable experience in working in both primary and secondary schools as a part of his previous work with NISCU (Northern Inter-schools Christian Union). He is looking forward to supporting the team in their work and is excited about the opportunities ahead.

Tony is married to Claire, who is a primary school teacher, and they have a son called Joseph.

If you wish to contact Tony you can email him at tony@yoyotrust.org.uk or or call the office on 01904 798941.

 

Andy Barthow

Andy works alongside Tony as a schools work coordinator for York West. He has been working for YoYo since November 2011, having finished his Geography degree at Newcastle University. Having grown up in York, Andy understands what it is like to be a young person living in the city and has a passion for working in schools across York, getting to know pupils and help them think through big topics and questions.

He also loves music and outside of YoYo drums in a band called This Resistance. The band travel all over, using their music to explore ideas of faith.

If you wish to contact Andy you can email him at andy@yoyotrust.org.uk or call the office on 01904 798941.

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Administration


Administration


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Carol Carter

Carol is the administrator at YoYo. She is in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays and has particular responsibility for DBS checks and other volunteer administration. She also administers the York Godly Play network group.

Carol has lived in York since she was married. She lives in Wigginton with her husband and 12 year old son. Having completed her teacher training degree in Cambridge she spent 12 years as a primary school teacher in Dagenham and then Leeds before becoming a mother and is happy to be able to serve God as she supports the dedicated team of schools and youth workers. 

If you want to contact Carol you can email her on carol@yoyotrust.org.uk or call the office on 01904 798941. She normally works on Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time from 9.30am - 3pm but if you intend to visit it is best to ring first to check she is there!