Trustees & Roles

YFC Calderdale Trustees


Richard Price
Trustee & Chairman


Bob Arnold
Trustee & Treasurer

I have been involved in youth work just about all my adult life. My parents were not church goers, so having given my life to Christ at the age of 15, my first experience of church was bewildering to say the least. I enjoy many types of music, particularly heavy rock, so I struggled to understand why I might suddenly develop a taste for organ music and choirs.

For many years I've volunteered as a "techie" with "The Message", working in schools and gigs of all shapes and sizes, Ive done "tech" roles for numerous Christian bands as well as managing one for a few years. I've also worked with "In Yer Face Christian Theatre Company" both as a techie and chairman of the trustee board. Over the years I've had the joy of seeing thousands of young people come to faith and grow in their faith, and it's my vision and hope to see vibrant youth work across Calderdale.

In the course of my life I've been a fireman, a navigator in the Merchant Navy, a cycle shop manager and many other jobs too numerous to mention.



Paul Welch

Hi, my name is Paul Welch and I am a Methodist Minister in Halifax in the Calderdale Methodist Circuit.I have 4 churches to look after Illingworth Moor Methodist, Boothtown and Southowram Methodist Church, Mount Zion Methodist Church at Ogden and Salem Methodist Church in Halifax town centre.

I am married with two children and have lived in Yorkshire for the past 19 years. I enjoy playing football and golf and am sporty, I support Port Vale FC and Leeds United FC and up until recently I was the Chaplain at Leeds United for 10 years. A few of the things I have been involved in is the setting up of the HYP project, BUSOASIS and getting the Nomad Football Cage.



Sharon Tyler

I have lived in the Pellon area of Halifax for 16 years. I have 4 children, one an officer in the merchant navy, one a teacher, one applying for the army and one teenager still at home. I am a committed Christian and am involved in several Christian youth groups and organisations, YFC being my latest adventure. I have a science degree and love talking science! Some may find it strange saying Christian and scientist in the same breath - but I find faith explains science wonderfully.