Ali has been involved in children’s and youth ministry for more than 30 years. He started out as a fresh faced volunteer at the age of 18, leading the children’s and youth ministry in that capacity at his home church for the next decade. In 1998, Ali became the youth minister at St Paul’s Ealing where he remained until 2005 when he moved to Sussex to become the Adviser for work with children and young people in the Diocese of Chichester. Since 2014, Ali has run his own children’s and youth ministry consultancy called The Resource
Ali is a graduate from CYM with a Masters in Reflective Practice and Applied Theology.
Ali enjoys training, mentoring and supporting others in children and family ministry (when not hanging out with his wife Lisa and their two daughters in their caravan).
The work of CYM is vital for the future health and dynamism of children and youth ministry in the UK. I’m particularly excited about the commitment to continuing professional development – there is a vision at CYM to see everyone involved in children’s, youth and family ministry equipped and supported – whether ‘seasoned veteran’ or ‘just starting out’ newbie!
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