My name is Connor Barclay and I am the new youth worker for the town of Kelso and the surrounding villages. My role in this new position will involve working as part of a project called Kelso Quest, through which we want to offer dynamic Christian youthwork to the young people of the community.
I grew up in the small seaside town of Dunoon in Argyll and went to Dunoon Grammer school, played rugby and worshipped in the local Baptist church. I came into youth work through a Church of Scotland minister by the name of Paul Beautyman, who rather than have a church and a parish was employed to run the youth work in Argyll. One day in school, I met Paul and he invited me to one of the many clubs and trips he ran as part of a project he had set up called eXp. I loved going to these events as a youngster. We played games, ate food and learned about God. I attended their first summer camp in 2011 and just loved the whole week of activities and bible teachings. On the second summer camp, I gave myself to the Lord and decided I wanted to give other young people the chance to experience a life of faith.
Now as I begin my work in this beautiful area of Scotland, I look forward to serving the Lord and the community with my work in setting up Kelso Quest with the help of many wonderful volunteers.
To follow the work he’s doing check out social media – links below
Facebook – Kelsoquest
To contact – firstname.lastname@example.org