Overall Leaders

Helen, David and Catharine are the Overall Leaders.

Helen Pattinson & David White

Helen and David are committed to youth and children’s work and to sharing the good news about Jesus. They have many, many years’ experience running camps and houseparties!

Married since 2010, David and Helen live near Letchworth with Maisie, who was born in October 2018, and twins Josh and Sam, born in 2021. At their church they lead some of the youth work and love working with children and young people. Helen works for an international development charity and gets to travel internationally to find ways of raising money to help children disadvantaged through being caught up in war; David is the Diocesan Secretary for the Diocese of St Albans. They both love spending time with family and friends.

Catharine Turton
Catharine has been leading on Ventures since 2004, and it is always the highlight of her year!
She lives near Reading and works for a Christian mission organisation as well as being involved in youthwork and the PCC at her church. Catharine loves walking, sewing, and catching up with friends.