The Catalyst Festival wouldn’t be possible without the different teams serving before and during the event. We asked ministry team leader Sharon Clark to tell us a bit about herself and her role with the Festival.


Hi Sharon – tell us about yourself – who are you, what’s your day job?

I’m Sharon and I work full-time for New Life Church in Milton Keynes. The role is extremely varied – everything from ensuring we have enough toilet rolls in stock to preaching on Sundays!


Heading up the ministry team must be a pretty cool job – what does it involve what do you enjoy most about it?

The thing I love about heading up the ministry team is walking around the main hall seeing hundreds of people meeting with the Father, and being touched by the Holy Spirit. Also it is amazing to work with a team of people who are passionate about helping others to encounter God.


Any stories from last year?

Last year, many people came to a new understanding of how precious they are in God’s sight. It was also really exciting to hear of someone deciding to follow Jesus for the first time because they felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to take that step.


Exciting stuff! So that’s last year – what are you most excited about for this year’s Festival?

This year I’m incredibly excited at the prospect of hundreds of people encountering the love of the Father afresh. As a team we strongly believe that people will be set free from past hurts, from untruths and from physical ailments. We have a Father who wants good things for us and we know that He will be pouring out blessings throughout the festival. Ask and you will receive!


Are you looking for people to join the ministry team? How can they get involved?

There is room for lots of people to serve on the ministry team and we also have space for some more team leaders. If anyone is interested in this area, they should email me their contact details, including which church they attend. They do need the approval of an elder to serve on the team.

By Karen Kircher

Karen Kircher

Since leaving the water industry in 2000, Karen has enjoyed working as a consultant in the areas of leadership and organisational development, establishing Leading Leaders in 2007.