PAIS Apprentices

In September we welcomed four PAIS Apprentices to join us at St Mary’s and St Peter’s. PAIS is a global organisation that provides trained apprentices from around the world to support churches and their local schools in sharing Jesus’ love with children and young people.


Shelby Bland

Shelby is from Texas, and is leading the team this year. She studied English and Communication at university, and is passionate about discipleship and the local church.  ‘I learned about PAIS while attaining my bachelor’s degree at Dallas Baptist University in Texas, and from that point I knew I wanted to serve the Church in Western Europe. …


Anna Thiessen

Anna, is 20 years old, from Germany, and has been on Pais in the north of England since January this year. She’s here because she wants to serve God and his children – in this place, with you!


Spurgeon Prakasam

Spurgeon is from India, and was a team member in Pais India.  This is Spurgeon’s first time abroad and he is very happy to be here.


Elines Simao

Elines is from Brazil and has been working with missions since 2012.  She has worked as a teacher for a number of years and enjoys acting.