Andy Barthow

Andy works 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 or call the office on 01904 798941.

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Suze Newton

Suze joined YoYo in January 2018, with experience working with children and young people in a variety of setting and from different backgrounds. Suze volunteered with a Christian children's charity in Barnsley as a teenager and then after university became the youth worker for her church, York Elim. She is married to Rob and they have a little boy called Theo.   

If you wish to contact Suze you can email her at or call the office on 01904 798941 


George Jennison

George moved to York in 2012 and has been involved in children’s and youth work in Gateway Church around 5 years. He is passionate about working with young people and started working as a volunteer with YoYo in 2016. From September 2018 he joined the YoYo team on the internship programme. 

Love for music and playing guitar are a big part of his life and he has a real desire to see young people connect and be involved with worship. 

As well as joining YoYo George also works part-time at Gateway Church as the caretaker.