Theo Manderson

Theo is a father of six, his eldest 24 and his youngest just 8. He grew up as an avid church-goer, attending nearly every night. However, by 15 he'd left and became a young father a year later. Since leaving school Theo has had a variety of different jobs, from sales assistant in his teens, to estate agent in his early twenties. After that he bought his first van and became a courier.

Everything changed as he turned 30. Theo got baptised, married, and started working in schools as learning mentor. Since then he has worked as a fathers' worker, developing and delivering workshops on conflict resolution, and working with young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training), aiming to get them off the streets. Theo is currently studying counselling and is the youth pastor in his church.