Hello, my name is Martin Saunders and I lead two teams at Youthscape: one around innovation and the other for our event for young people, Satellites.
I joined YS in 2013 because I’m passionate about seeing young people connect with faith. For the last few years I’ve focussed on resourcing youth leaders through innovative resources and events, but now my work has broadened into developing a brand new summer event for teenagers which launches in August 2022. Before moving to Youthscape I was Editor of Youthwork magazine, and I’ve carried on writing: you can find several of my books on the Youthscape store. When I’m not paying the bills as a Sue Perkins lookalike, I enjoy writing and speaking on just about every topic related to youth ministry, as well as the art and science of innovation. I'm a big fan of my family, my dog, Indian food and West Ham in that order. The team describe the year I gave up coffee for Lent as one of Youthscape’s darkest periods.
Hey, I’m Hannah, and I’m the Innovation Specialist at Youthscape.
Hailing from Aberdeenshire, I studied and worked in Marine Biology for a while before becoming a youth worker for a small youth charity in Scotland. While there, I got to join the first 'Innovation in Youth Ministry' cohort with Youthscape and Princeton Seminary. That kick-started my passion for innovation and a year later...here I am. I love Youthscape’s heart for local youth work but also their mission to support and equip youth workers around the UK. My role centres on prioritising innovation in youth ministry: identifying young people’s needs in an ever-evolving culture and meeting them where they’re at. Beyond that, I’m passionate about my dog, sharks, coffee and the TV show Brooklyn 99. I also love ice hockey! I’m a Glasgow clan fan for life.