Wendy S. Robins meets Dean Pusey, the new Diocesan
Youth Adviser with
Enthusiasm for Christ
What ever else might be said about Dean Pusey, the new Diocesan Youth
Adviser and Children and Youth Adviser for the Woolwich Area, no one could
accuse him of lacking enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm for most things, as far as I could see. But, most
especially for Jesus Christ, whom he describes as his 'all in all' - and for
sharing that enthusiasm with young people.
a Peckham lad who attended the Baptist Church on Rye Lane as a youngster. He
now lives outside of the Diocese, but says that as his Christian formation
happened in the Woolwich Area he'd like to contribute something to the Diocese
- and no doubt he will. Dean says, 'I hope to enable young people to be
passionate about their faith and to encourage those who accompany them in their
journey. I want young people to be citizens in the church and the wider
community and to be recognised as such, and I want the fruit of the time and
work invested in young people to last'.
Lecturer and youth worker
recently he has been a part-time lecturer and tutor on the Oasis Trust Youth
Ministry Course. He is also a volunteer youth worker with his local Anglican
church in Guildford Diocese and brings a wealth of practical experience as well
as a degree in theology.
begins his work in Southwark he wants to listen to try to identify the key
issues and priorities for today's young people - and he aims to make sure that
these views are heard in the arenas which can help to deliver
to Tracey with a seven-month-old daughter, Lillian, Dean enjoys music,
particularly soul, travelling and clearly just loves finding out about people.
He has a formidable memory for names and details so don't tell him anything you
don't want him to remember!
will work with Diane Craven, Diocesan Children's Adviser and Kingston Area
Children and Youth Adviser. They both work with the Children and Youth Policy
Group chaired by Ven. Nick Baines, Archdeacon of Wandsworth.
at Trinity House, Dean asks that anyone undertaking children's work in the
Woolwich Area, or youth work anywhere in the Diocese, make themselves known to
him (0207 939 9416 or 07905 884207 - text and mobile) or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org I feel
certain it will be well worth it!