Who Am I
My name is Jonny Gios, originally from Stockport , but now live in Kendal, Cumbria. I am married to Pamela and we have two children. I’ve been in Cumbria for 17 years and have worked in a variety of different roles.
From leaving school I worked for the Manchester Evening News for 3 years before training to be a graphic designer. However, as a committed Christian I believed God had other plans and led me to train as a youth minister at the Nazarene College, Manchester. Since then I worked for a number of churches/charities in different communities around the North West serving and working with them to bring about community transformation. My roles have included being; youth & schools worker, detached youth worker, youth pastor, associate pastor, pastor, community worker, district youth officer, & community networker.
Only recently did I stop working for Sandylands Methodist Church in Kendal, after 6 years pioneering programmes to be a bridge between the church and the community. Last year our church and community were flooded and we spent most of our time investing in flood recovery efforts.
More recently, I have started a new charity called Hope Community, which seeks to help churches engage with their local communities better in word and action.
I love community engagement and people! Another passion that is close to my heart is using my skills as a freelance graphic designer to create eye catching design & branding. Check out my work here – I’d love to help!