Mike with his wife Stella are the founders of Glo and lead the team. Mike is also the team leader 24-7 Prayer International .They have two children and their dog Cookie. Mike was part of founding Glo, Lark in the Park in Thanet, The Pipeline Youth Initiative, Aspire Education and the Aspiration Centre. Part of his role in 24-7 Prayer is to oversee the Wildfires Festival and team helping to bring together thousands of Christians to pursue God for a new great awakening in our time.
He was recently awarded the Queens honour for his commitment to creating innovative solutions to community transformation and the reduction of poverty. He passionately believes in a gospel of salvation and transformation, a lover of food, good friendship and adventure.
Team Leader / Communities
Married to Mike Andrea both Stella and Mike founded Glo and lead the team together.
Stella grew up in Cornwall and trained in Art and Design. After living abroad for a year she moved to Ramsgate to train in Biblical studies and volunteered working with foreign students in her spare time.
It was here that she met and married Mike and together they started The Pipeline Youth Initiative. Stella overseas the church community and is passionate to see a move of the Holy Spirit that equipped the church in healing, signs and wonders. She loves being in the great outdoors, mountain walking and big skies and shares two amazing children Hop and Jesse with Mike.
Elder / Communities
Adam became a Christian as a young person at a missional event in Hartsdown park, Margate. He has been a founding part of Glo and has been involved in pastoring and worship, as well being part of the Eldership. Adam loves community, creativity and coffee! He is married to Kerry and expecting his first child very soon. For his day job Adam works as a Teacher in a local special needs school and loves helping kids to reach their full potential. He loves music and is currently working towards his Grade 7 piano.
Oversight / Glo Communities
Jess is married to Andy and they have two children, Noah and Everly. She is passionate about all things family and loves to see parents encouraged and envisioned. Jess worked in education for a number of years and loves learning new things or doing a course in pretty much anything! Currently, she works at Glo looking after Glo communities and Family nights. Jess loves nothing more than a coffee shop full of plants and catching up with her friends. She also loves to drive past the sea on all her journeys home from work.
Elder / Worship
Andy is married to Jess and they have two children, Noah and Everly. He is a Paramedic in a specialist response team in Ashford. Originally from Sussex, Andy moved to Thanet when he was 18 to join a youth organisation as a bass player. He still plays regularly and currently oversees the worship at Glo alongside the Worship Director. Andy loves any kind of sport and generally can’t sit still for too long! He loves to climb and take part in water sports. He is passionate about seeing the fullness of the Kingdom of God be visible in all that we do.
Nathan is married to Heather and they have 2 sons, Harvey and Ronnie. Together they are part of the Worship core team at Glo. Nathan has been part of the beginning of Glo and was one of founders of Regenerate a pioneering regional youth work before Glo started. He loves playing his guitars and is in several bands. He co-founded and runs a design studio in Broadstairs, called Vision Tank, and enjoys cooking and spending time in his beach hut in Minnis Bay.
Elder / Production
Matt moved from Sidcup to Thanet in 2010 when he married Sara, having met her at Lark in the Park in Ramsgate the year before. They have three children, Aston, Amelie and Sonny. Having graduated from Ravensbourne University London, Matt has worked in and around TV and video production and now works for Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) as the Digital Media Manager as well as helping to oversee media production at Glo. He is a massive Arsenal fan, a self-confessed chocoholic and has a huge passion to use film and video to share the gospel.
Steve has recently moved to Thanet, from Cape Town with his wife Diana and their three children Caleb, Isabella and Hannah-Rose. Steve helps to oversee our digital community and operational delivery. He also runs his own coaching business ‘Blue Jeans Brown Shoes’. When in South Africa, he served as part of the CEO team pioneering ‘The Sozo foundation’ an NGO which worked to raise the aspirations of young people in the townships. Steve is originally from Essex and having lived in Cape Town he is fond of a good ‘Braai’.
Community Transformation / Young People
James had been working with young people in Thanet for over 10 years and has a passion to see every single one reach their full potential in God.
He is married to Jo and together they pastor the young people of Glo; they love to see young people find community and get discipled well. James is also the COO for ‘Pipeline Youth Initiative’, a Glo charity that supports young people and the most vulnerable in society. He loves the combination of food and football (an avid Manchester United fan).
New To Glo
Laura grew up as part of the Glo family and has been working for the church since 2017. Since overcoming health challenges and completing her degree, Laura has also worked part time teaching maths and science to young people who are unable to go to school. She is passionate about community and helping people develop their relationship with Jesus and find home in Glo.
She loves a DIY or sewing challenge – even though it takes her months (or sometimes years) to finish!
Naomi is married to Ayd and they have 2 boys. Born and raised in Kent, Naomi is passionate for children to know who they are in God, that they can do anything for him, and walk in fullness of relationship with him from day dot! She’s also passionate about roast dinners and chocolate (Galaxy and Cadburys in particular!). Na also oversees the finances of both Glo and Pipeline. She’s currently saving for a return trip to New York which she fell in love with last year.