The Team

Hollybush Youth Camp is run by a committed group of leaders and volunteers who have mostly attended the camp since being young people themselves. Yes they loved Youth Camp so much they never wanted to leave so became youth leaders instead! As we can’t show you the whole team, here is a taster of some of the faces you will come to recognise and love this year. 


2016-11-11-14-22-40Jon Lee

Event Organiser.

Jon was himself impacted as a young person at Hollybush Youth Camp. He has been leading this ministry for the last 11 years and loves every second of it! Fun fact: Jon loves the bible story of Noah. A fond memory of one of his first youth groups is his many weeks teaching on the story. Let just say, they definitely learned to love the story too!



Tony Batty

Youth Worker

Tony has been instrumental in helping other churches get youth groups off the ground. His passion is to see young people grasp what God thinks of them. Fun fact: Tony loves playing practical jokes on people. Watch out for this prankster during the weekend!


13323587_733147373454416_467841385286566205_oKirsty Lee

Youth Worker

Kirsty is the youngest member of our leadership team. She loves to sing and dance and follows her heart to use her talents for Jesus! Kirsty is passionate about being a true worshipper of God through music and leading others. Her passion for leading worship is always first priority although her love of all things Disney and musical theatre follows in a close second.


M13331133_733622603406893_7438053435753223869_natthew Whittaker


Matt has been involved in youth and children’s work for over 10 years and has recently become the Youth Leader in 360 Life church. He is passionate about encouraging young people to live the life God has for them. Matt’s whole life story is about how God never lets anyone down

Ric Bedicer2016-11-11-14-45-23


Ric is the former youth pastor and church pastor for Philippine Outreach Centre Ministries. He grew up in the Philippines and came to the UK with his wife, Rachel and 3 children in 2011. Ric has overcome many obstacles in his life through faith and trust in God, and he is enthusiastic about encouraging other young people to encounter God and overcome in their own lives too.

2016-11-11-14-46-42Simon Gimeno


Simon is a member of Majestic Church in Barnoldswick. He currently leads a life group for the young people there and loves to preach on God’s word. He lives to encourage others and see them live for God. Simon’s story is a miracle right from the beginning. Watch out – Simon like to make his name as the camp prankster!




* We all love a big name but they shouldn’t be the main attraction, Jesus is.

* I have always had a heart for developing young people to realise their potential in God. So stretching and encouraging our leaders from a young age to become our event speakers has reaped rich rewards for those that have previously attended our conferences. They see young men and women passionate about God, sharing a faith that enriches, challenges and purposes a desire to find more about the God that they have come to know through their own experiences. They preach from solid doctrinal teaching that they have sat under.

* I believe young people identify that they too can be used of God when they see other young people not much older than them passionate about a real relationship with God

* If God can speak through a donkey then He can speak through one of our young leaders to tremendously impact your life just as easy as a well known name can.

* Our speakers are here throughout the weekend so they are accessible and also so they are aware how God has been speaking to us.