Youth Leaders Getaway

27 - 28 January 2023 // Nottingham

Youth Leaders Getaway 2023

The Youth Leaders Getaway is all about gathering youth leaders, workers and teams across all church denominations and church networks. We want to provide space to connect, be inspired, equipped as well as build relationships together, to gain momentum for the year ahead and the years to come.

You can expect to hear from key speakers and leaders with many years of youth work experience, as well as have time to connect with many youth leaders from across the UK and Ireland. We believe that this will be a refreshing, inspiring and fun gathering, not to be missed.



Steve Nicholson
Steve Nicholson founded and led the Evanston Vineyard outside of Chicago up until his retirement in 2020. He has served the Vineyard movement for over 40 years training church leaders and church planters around the world. Steve and his wife, Cindy, live in Chicago. They have three adult children and eight grandchildren.
David Bennet
David comes from Sydney, Australia where he studied journalism and then international relations. He specialises in the relationship between queer theory, asceticism and contemporary Anglican theology, especially ethics, and the role of desire in knowing God. His other interests include French, Latin, church history and patristics, writing, travel, cooking, reading books, and living in Christian community.
Rachel Gardner
Rachel is part of the team at Youthscape and is also President of the Girls Brigade England and Wales. Best selling author for youth and young adults, Rachel is a keen advocate for young people. Rachel and her family are based up in Blackburn, where they lead an intergenerational church plant. She has two kids who currently can’t decide between getting a trampoline or a puppy...!
Becki Harbor
Becki loves all things nature and creativity, so you'll usually find her in the sea or at a pottery wheel these days. She's a hyper active introvert, which is a real fun combination! She spends her days, living for the kingdom, with an expectancy of what God will do. She's passionate about making church an accessible place for all, no matter their mental, physical or cognitive ability, everyone has the right to a relationship with Jesus.
Joel Harris
Joel spent most of his teenage years growing an online following through YouTube & Instagram, becoming a social media influencer, and travelling the country presenting shows. Despite such success, he struggled with his identity, and the subtle trap of seeking worth through likes and followers. Now working at Kintsugi Hope, he developed and oversees the youth & student work of the charity. He is passionate about helping his generation be freed from the shackles of poor mental health.
Bernie Ditima
Bernie is on staff at Trent Vineyard in Nottingham. One of her roles is to help lead and co-ordinate worship across the church, as well as equip and disciple young worshippers. She is passionate about loving Jesus and seeing people fall more deeply in love with Him.
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 films, coffee, football, and could be the most competitive person at DTI.
Susie Aldridge
Susie is based in Nottingham, UK. She leads Dreaming the Impossible (DTI) youth movement.  Alongside this role, Susie is an Associate Pastor at Trent Vineyard where she oversees a number of pastoral teams, including those investing in the next generation.  She loves anything yellow and is almost always found wearing sunglasses!
Zeke Rink
Zeke has been involved in a variety of youth work roles for over 15 years. He works alongside Susie heading up DTI and the youth Network. He is based in London with his son Gabriel and his wife Ellie - who also happens to be his best friend! He loves football and good food.


Friday 27th

17:00 - Registration

18:00 - Dinner

19:30 - Session One

21:45 - Social Time

23:30 - Go Home

Saturday 28th

09:00 - Coffee Time

09:30 - Session Two

11:00 - More Coffee

11:30 - Session Three

12:30 - Lunch

14:00 - Prophecy

15:00 - Free Time

16:00 - Seminars

17:00 - Dinner

18:30 - Session 4

21:00 - Finish

Top tips for staying in Nottingham

If you need accommodation during the event, we have compiled a list of nearby hotels below (NB Travelodges can sleep up to 3 in a room - which makes the rooms even cheaper).

If you would prefer not to stay in a hotel there are also lots of cheap flats/houses/hostels for hire in Nottingham - please check out Air BnB and to see the numerous cheap options available. Please use NG7 2PX as the postcode to see how near your accommodation is to Trent Vineyard venue.

Nottingham City Centre


Chilwell/ Beeston

West Bridgford