Rev. Jonny Gios has 16 years’ experience in community engagement in both urban and rural contexts. Jonny spent 10 years working on the Raffles estate in Carlisle developing targeted support in an area that was in the process of regeneration. On leaving Carlisle, Jonny and his family relocated to Kendal, where Jonny has worked with the Methodist Church as a Community Worker. During his time in Kendal, Jonny has gained a MA in Missiology with a focus on the subject of ‘Fresh Expressions’. During his 6 years in Kendal, Jonny has also pioneered numerous new programmes that have touched many lives. Jonny is a gifted networker and is widely known across Cumbria in the third sector and within statutory organisations. Jonny has a proven track record working for and WITH communities in Cumbria. He joins Hope Community to share his experience and desire to see communities transformed for Christ throughout Cumbria, Lancashire and North Yorkshire.
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