Bethan was born in Reading, but her family now live in Pontefract in Yorkshire, where her father is a pastor. While she grew up in the Middle East, during the summer she spent time in Reading and attended Carey with her family.
When she was 12, Bethan realised that while she knew a lot about Christianity, she didn’t have a personal relationship with God. Gradually she came to love Jesus for herself and now wants to live her life in a way that honours him.
More recently, Bethan lived in Newcastle where she studied Medicine for a couple of years, before working as a chemistry technician in a local high school. She loves going to coffee shops, painting and cooking (although not at the same time!), and is very excited to be back in Reading!
Steve is the middle son of three boys and comes from Malmesbury in Wiltshire. He grew up in a Christian family and was been blessed to be surrounded by Christians whilst growing up. He loves sports, especially playing rugby, where he plays for a small village called Minety.
Although he knew all the right things to say and do, God only became very real to him on a CCIW camp in the summer of 2010. He still loves to help out at these summer camps where he was converted as a young teenager.
He studied at Cirencester college hoping to pursue a career in the RAF but God made it very clear that he had another plan for his life. Steve has been involved with Ladyfield Evangelical Church and helped with the running of the children’s clubs and youth services. Steve is excited to working as an apprentice and looking forward to see how God will use him at Carey.