Youth Worker










I am Jonathan Schnarr, 22 years old, from Urnshausen - a tiny village in central Germany - and have lived in the UK for the past 4 years. After completing a gap year programme with SWYM (South West Youth Ministries) in 2014, I decided to extend my 'adventure abroad' and start a BA (Hons) Applied Theology with Moorlands which I have completed this summer (2017).

My initial dream to live abroad, meet new people and explore places has quickly turned into a passion of serving young people in the rural communities of Devon. This passion has since grown as I was able to work with Connect in Okehampton and Holsworthy over the past years. While working closely with Kevin and learning how to DO rural youth work in all its facets, I also got used to the occasional rain showers in the middle of the summer, learned to add a few extra minutes to every car journey in case cows block the road, saw young people respond to God’s love and supported students during their stressful exam times. Together with a clear call by God, these experiences have contributed to the decision to stay even longer in the UK.

Now, I am very excited to work with you all to continue and develop the youth work in West Devon and to journey with young people as they ask questions about faith, battle with challenges and revel in their successes.