Who we are

Our Staff:

Bryan Fries

Bryan and Hillary and their two children (Caroline and Judah) moved to Hertford from the U.S. in 2021. Bryan has been on full-time staff with Young Life since 2013, serving as a volunteer for three years prior to that. Bryan enjoys sports of all kinds, and has joined a 5-a-side football team (despite no prior experience beyond American Football!) The Fries family has greatly enjoyed getting to experience a new country and culture, and they are excited to be a part of the work that God is doing in Hertford!

Helen Houghton

Helen has been on staff with Young Life International since 2018, and volunteered with YLI for a couple years prior. She is married to Gareth and has two adult children (Joshua and Caitlin) who were involved Young Life as youths and leaders. Helen enjoys crafts of all kinds and will turn her hand to anything including stained glass, lino printing, sewing, and more! A former primary school teacher, she's had a life-long passion for young people and helping them grow into their full potential.

Our Committee:

Our committee is made up of adults in the Hertford community that want to see local youth thrive and have an opportunity to hear about the love of God for them as revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. They assist with much of the behind the scenes work that makes Young Life International function. If you would be interested in joining this vital team, please contact us and we would love to begin a conversation about how you can serve. Our current committee is listed below:

  • Gareth Houghton
  • Helen Houghton
  • Hillary Fries
  • Bryan Fries
  • Jane Chaplin
  • Martin Bird
  • Emma Leighton

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