Hi, my name is Andy and I’m 20 years old. I come from Hartlepool in the North East of England. This is my 3rd gap year in Youth Ministry, for my first year I was a team member at YMT in the Newcastle and Hexham diocese. For my second year I was a team member for DYC in Northern Ireland for the Derry diocese. I’m really looking forward to this year at Castlerigg and all the young people that I’ll meet this year. I really love sports, mainly football and mountain biking. There’s nothing better than being outdoors where there is so much to see and do. I was confirmed into the Catholic church when I was 18, I converted from atheism to Christianity when I was 16. I’m really looking forward for all the lake district has to offer, I’d really like to take up some water sports this year.