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Our Staff Team


Alice Ward

Alice Ward – Administrator

Alice is married to Jonathan and has two sons.

She has been regularly coming to Hope since 2008.

If she has any spare time she likes to spend it on craft projects or baking.

At church Alice has helped out at toddler groups, organised the coffee rota, been part of the soup run food preparation team and been involved with the children’s work on Sundays.

She has worked in the office since April 2011. 

Tom Watson – Youth Worker

Tom is a born and bred Plymouthian.  His wife, Lizzie, also grew up in Plymouth but they didn’t meet until their first term at university… in Cardiff!  Nine years later they married and they have been attending Hope since 2015.

Tom is a qualified primary teacher and has worked in several primary schools across Plymouth.  Over the years, Tom has heard God calling him to fulltime ministry and in 2017 Tom responded to that call in applying for the youth worker role at Hope.  Having been involved in youth work for many years as a volunteer, he has had the joy of seeing teenagers develop and grow in their love for Jesus.

He is excited to see young people discover Jesus for the first time and for them to see how Jesus is alive, relevant and interested in their lives now.

A keen sportsman, Tom misses being younger and fitter but will enjoy playing and watching a variety of sports when he can. He likes knowing quirky facts and has plenty of time for good puns.

 MaddieJackson300x200Maddie Jackson – Trainee Youth Worker

Maddie moved to Plymouth from Malvern at the end of August 2015 to start her training with SWYM and working at Hope. She works with our 11 to 18 year olds. Having always lived so far away from the sea she is sure that the novelty of being so close to it now will never wear off.

She did a year and a half of youth work at her home church in Malvern before moving to Plymouth and has a real passion to see young people know that they are valued.

Outside of work Maddie loves rock climbing, kayaking and just being outside in (almost!) any weather.