ABOUT US

DREAMING WHAT?

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT


Dreaming the Impossible is an annual Christian youth gathering for 12-18s for young people from churches and youth organisations everywhere. It is open to all streams, networks and denominations and is run by Vineyard Churches UK & Ireland.

We’re passionate about seeing young people meet Jesus and fearlessly follow Him, believing that nothing is impossible with God.

Our gatherings are unashamedly all about Jesus but we try and make everything accessible for those with no or little experience of church or youth group and these young people are especially welcome to join us.

DTI is about inspiring and equipping young people to love God, love others and change the world. Our heart is that young people would encounter God at DTI and leave our gatherings knowing his love for them in a deeper way, and be ready to live out their faith back home being part of a local church.

Our programme is always rammed but the thing we’re most excited about is seeing what God wants to do over our 4 days together. Every morning and evening we come together as family to worship Jesus, hear some great teaching from the Bible and spend loads of time learning how to pray for each other and hanging out in God’s presence.


Outside of the main meetings there’s load of time for the young people to hang out with their friends and make some new ones. They can choose to go along to seminars which cover lots of different topics relating to how young people live out their faith as well as explore cafes, sports, music, films and other fun activities that are going on late into the evening!

"Now to him who is able  to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
Ephesians 3.20-21

MEET THE TEAM

DTI is led by Susie Aldridge (DTI Lead Pastor). Serving alongside Susie to lead the team are Zeke Rink & Aaron Smith as well as an amazing core team of youth leaders and operational staff from around the UK.

Susie Aldridge

Susie leads DTI and is based in Nottingham, where she’s been involved in youth work for over 10 years. She loves anything yellow and is almost always found wearing sunglasses.

Zeke Rink

Zeke has been involved in youth work for the last 15 years. He works for DTI as part of the senior team and is based in London. His best friend happens to be his wife Ellie and he loves football and good food.

Aaron Smith

Aaron is part of the DTI senior team, works in Birmingham and has been in youth work for nearly 20 years. Aaron is married to Aimee and has a daughter Olivia and he once lived in Ibiza!

Heinz Prinsloo

Heinz drinks too much coffee, loves quiche and his most used app is instagram. He looks after DTI design and social media. He lives in Nottingham and loves being part of the youth team.

Andrew Yule

Andrew oversees evening entertainment as part of his role on the DTI core team. He is a Youth Pastor in Falkirk as well as working full time in the finance world! He loves his wife, his two boys, Jesus and food!

Dan Cozens

Dan oversees all things production at DTI. He’s passionate about seeing young people grow in their relationships with Jesus along with seeing ‘ketchup’ included as one of your five a day.

Liz Harden

Liz oversees safeguarding at DTI and is based in Leeds. She has been involved in youth work over 20 years. Liz is married to Ian and has four daughters. The family also foster young people and love it.

Ben McCalla

Ben is a science teacher and volunteer youth leader in Nottingham. Ben loves his wife and kids, seeing young people meet Jesus, and getting the crowd hyped at DTI!

Ben Webb

Ben is the newest member of the DTI core team and is a Youth Pastor in Sutton.  He’s been a Youth worker for over ten years. He is married to Sarah and loves sport.

Ollie Ryan

Ollie Ryan is a Youth Pastor in Nottingham, is married to Rhea, and is involved with hosting and new Christians at DTI. He loves football, and could be the most competitive person at DTI.

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Bring on Summer 2020!