Introducing Jess Carr


Jess Carr is one of the newest members of our Lab staff team, starting with us this September.

We’re really excited to have her joining our Alway hub as a Youth Work Apprentice over the next year. We asked her a few questions to give you the chance to find out a bit more about her.

1. Tell us a bit about you, where you’re from, and your life so far.

I’m from a very large family (1 of 11 kids) in North Wales, just on the border, called Connah’s Quay. I became a Christian at the age of 13, but went on a bit of a rebellious time at the age of 16 after losing a family member. When I went to Aberystwyth to study Genetics, Jesus nabbed me and hasn’t let go since.

2. How did you end up working for The Lab?

I was talking to my student pastor about what to do after uni, and she mentioned The Lab. I got in touch, and hey presto, here I am.

3. What was your first impression of The Lab?

I thought The Lab was an awesome idea, and opportunity to reach out to young people in the community, and really serve the people in the surrounding area.

4. What are you most looking forward to over the next year?

I’m really looking forward to building relationships with the young people I’ll be working with, and seeing them grow and develop. I’m also really excited to see how God is going to work through me in the people’s lives that I come in contact with.

5. Is there anything you’re nervous about?

I’m nervous about making mistakes, but I’m optimistic that this is an unnecessary worry.

6. What do you do when you aren’t working?

When I’m not working I tend to be writing or reading. I have a blog which I try to keep up to date, just about things that I feel are important to general everyday life. I am learning to cook. I love singing, especially opera singing. I have a real passion for going and talking to people on the fringes of society and making new friends who teach me so much about life, just by their existence.

If you’d like to welcome Jess to the team, you can leave a comment here or on facebook.

About the author: James Henley
James Henley
James has been with The Lab since 2007 and leads our team. He's an ordained pioneer minister in the Church in Wales.