Meet our lay workers:
Miss Naomi Sharp – Children’s & Youth Work Coordinator
Hi, I’m Naomi and I am the Children’s and Youth Work Co-ordinator for Farnworth and Worsley Circuit. I grew up in the Methodist Church and came to this post straight out of university, after graduating in 2015 from reading languages (French and Italian) at the University of Cambridge.
As well as loving languages, I love rowing, drama, reading, my friends and family, and of course, God. My time at Cambridge was the catalyst in my love of rowing, a sport only really known to the rest of the country for one day a year, but which became a very central part of my university life. My passion for drama, on the other hand, started much earlier; the act of stepping into the shoes of a character and bringing them to life has always captivated me. As much as I enjoy acting, and engaging with others too, I’m introvert at heart, and can easily lose myself in a book for hours.
I’m the youngest of three, and grew up with my family, and the later addition of our beloved black lab, in the Midlands, in Stoke-on-Trent, only recently making the move up to Wigan in summer 2014. The are quickly felt like home, and I feel loved and supported as part of this Circuit family too.
For me, it is a privilege to walk alongside the children and youth in this Circuit, helping them to see God’s amazing, unconditional love and the joy and fun that can be had in following Him.
Gezz Collingborn our Sports Mission Youth Worker who is engaged in work with Unite in Little Lever.
Mrs Sally Ann Cooper – Ministerial Support for Community Engagement
My name is Sally Ann Cooper , I have lived in Bolton since 2005 and I have been married to Ian for 10 years and I have 2 grown up sons aged 20 and 22. I am actively involved in my own church St Marys C of E Deane where I am a Sunday school teacher. My christian journey has involved a mix of C of E, U.R.C and Baptist churches. My professional life has been based around working with adults with many different kinds of disabilities and /or sensory impairment. I have also worked with older people as a manager of a sheltered housing complex in Old Trafford. I come to this role straight from The British Red Cross where I worked with family carers in Bury. I have a long background in caring as a profession as well as being a carer for family members. I am my husbands main carer ( he has a rare heart condition called Eisenmengers Syndrome) as well as supporting when possible 2 other family members with health problems. I am looking forward each week to seeing not only God’s plan for Farnworth but also finding out what His plan for me entails as I embark on Hs work within the Farnworth community.