I’m John Allan, married to Lucie and living just outside Peebles with our three kids. I grew up in Galashiels, studied Graphic & Multimedia Design in Aberdeen and it was there I first got involved in regular church youth work as a volunteer. After graduating and moving home to the Borders again I was keen to get involved in the local church youth scene and over a decade later it’s still where my heart. In my spare time I enjoy mountain biking, socialising with friends and family, playing guitar along to 90’s rock and I’m a bit of a movie geek and coffee snob.
As the employed Youth Worker I head up all P7-S6 youth activities and lead the team of volunteers, without whom, we wouldn’t have the excellent provision of varied youth activities we do. I’m a Chaplain at Peebles High School who we have a great working relationship with and I enjoy getting out into the community too, networking with other local youth work organisations in Peeblesshire. As well as youth work I also have the privilege of leading worship in the church a couple of times a month which I love.
I work 22.5 hours usually across Tuesdays, Thursdays Fridays and Sundays but with flexibility through the week. You can reach me and hear from me via the following:
facebook: St Andrews Leckie Church Youth