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The Bristol Youth Ministry Network exists to strengthen the Church's work with young people. We want to see young people become life-long disciples of Jesus, experiencing wholeness and playing their unique part in embodying the values of God in this world.

As part of the network we believe that the Church is stronger together than it is apart, that we have more in common than what divides us and that where there is unity, God commands a blessing.

We are individuals who are committed to offering mutual support, advice and encouragement in our work to impact the young people of the Bristol region.

We support each other by;

  • Hosting 3x meet ups each year for training, networking and resourcing

  • Hosting 3x webinars each year, interviewing some of the leading thinkers in youth ministry across the UK

  • Hosting a regular podcast featuring people whose faith influences them to minister to young people in the Bristol region

  • Sharing resources, ideas and encouragements on our facebook group

The BYMN is facilitated by Müllers as part of their mission to "Strengthen the Church to meet the needs of the vulnerable." For more information on Müllers and how they can support you in reaching out to those in need visit their website.



Joel Preston

Joel is Charity Leader for Müllers and has over 16 years experience in youth ministry. He was formerly youth minister for St Michael's in Stoke Gifford and on the national leadership team of Youth for Christ. He is also team leader for The Mix and sits on the board of South West Youth Ministries.


Emily Waine

Emily began working with young people whilst training with South West Youth  Ministries and has been doing youth work in Bristol for the past 8 years. She is a Church Leader and Youth Pastoral Worker  at Resound Church in Mangotsfield.


Mike Waine

Having studied theology at the university of Exeter, Mike then went on to train with SWYM for two years and worked as a youth worker Resound Church for 5 years. Mike is now a Targeted Youth Worker for Creative Youth Network in South Bristol, and is part of the Resound Church Leadership Team.

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