The Iona Community has a long-standing commitment to working with young people with or without religious connections. It has the remit to resource and support work with young people around Scotland and, at times, further afield. The Youth Department’s work covers a variety of areas. At its core the Iona Community is about building young people’s capacity to do things and change their own situations and focussing more on the process of youth work than the product.
Belfast born and bred, Chris Long moved to Glasgow to study Youth Work and Theology. Before starting with the Iona Community in February 2011, Chris worked with the beautiful people of Robroyston, Townhead and Newton Mearns; working with young people in church, youth club and school settings while also connecting with young people through detached street work. He has been involved in leading residential trips and summer camps for young people since his late teens.
Chris goes to the cinema more than is socially acceptable, enjoys going to see live bands and cooking. He has a deep appreciation for well crafted satire, pineapples, Lego and the company of his fiancée Kim.
The Youth Team contacts
phone : 0141 429 7281
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/groups/IonaYouth
Twitter at https://twitter.com/YouthIona