Meet the  team

Sam Higgins

Sam is the Team Leader of CROPS leading the team of staff and volunteers. Sam underwent theological training at Ridley Hall, Cambridge where he obtained a degree in Theology, Ministry and Mission, with an overarching theme of Youth Ministry. Since then he has worked for a number of churches across Peterborough as well as leading the way in Youth Ministry for Peterborough Deanery.

Who We Are

CROPS is a Christian Educational Trust committed to communicating and demonstrating Christian truth and life-style to this generation of children and young people.

We get asked this a lot, but CROPS stands for Christian Options In Peterborough Schools

CROPS began in 1989 and was the natural development of the work in Secondary Schools which was already being undertaken by Scripture Union and several local churches over the preceding ten years.

CROPS has a body of Trustees drawn from the local church, business & educational communities, and they are jointly responsible for the policy and direction of all activities of the charity working alongside Matt Wild our director.

Those involved in CROPS come from a broad cross section of local churches.

CROPS is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Registered No. 1157651.

Meet The Team

Associate Primary Schools workers (Rachel Jessup and Richard Kean), our gap year team, a growing team of volunteer mentors for young people in schools, as well as many other local people who play a vital supportive role in various teams which deal with management, pastoral support, youth events, publicity, promotions and intercession.

Chris Wild

Chris Wild is our secondary Schools Mentoring project leader, we go into 15 secondary schools around Peterborough.

Sheila Bucknell

Sheila Bucknell is secretary to the trustees and Administrator (voluntary) here at CROPS.

Rachel Jessup

Rachel Jessup is one of our Associate Primary workers (voluntary).

Jo Darters

Jo is one of our admin volunteers who supports fundraising for CROPS mentoring.