Acorn Team Leader
Andy has a long-standing love for Hungary for youth work and for seeing the Bible taught well. Together with his wife Zsófi he co-founded Acorn. An Anglican minister and Liverpool supporter, Andy loves having ideas, playing football, watching films and chilling out with his family.
Acorn staff worker and ABK teacher
Anna’s connections with Hungary and Acorn have grown since her first visit in 2001 to the present day living in Budapest with her Hungarian husband. Her passion is sharing God’s Word with others; her loves include country walks and coffee shops.
Bori is a Reformed pastor working at the Budapest Külső-Kelenföld Church. She has organised several camps with Acorn since 2006 and more recently paths have crossed through the Langham Preaching movement. Bori now works on Acorn’s training team.
Since Carl first led on an Acorn camp in 2014 he’s been involved in speaking, leading and organising Safeguarding aspects of camp ministry. Initially working as paediatric nurse, then youth worker, he is now training at Oakhill theological college. Carl enjoys walking, baking and dancing.
UK Finance Administrator
Jane, with her husband Tim, became connected to Acorn through friendship with the Oatridge family. Jane now works behind the scenes, dealing with all the finances of the charity. Jane currently lives in Basingstoke with their 5 kids to keep her busy at home!
HU Finance Administrator
Juli has been involved with acorn since translating on her first camp in 2008. Alongside her full-time work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, she looks after Acorn’s Hungarian finance and ABK administration. Juli loves the outdoors, and bringing Christianity into real life contexts at work and at home.
Acorn Marketing leader and ABK Teacher
Krisztián was first involved in Acorn in 2010 when a camp was organised with his church in Vác. Previously an electrical engineer, he is now studying to be a pastor in the Baptist church. Krisztián works part-time with Acorn looking after marketing as well as teaching on the ABK course In his free time enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons.
UK Church Relations Coordinator
Stephen has been involved in Acorn camps since the beginning in 2002, and served as a trustee until 2017. He works as a primary school teacher in his hometown, is engaged in youth work at his local church and enjoys fishing, watching sport (especially rugby) and spending time with his family.
Short Term Mission Partner
Szilárd moved back to Hungary in 2020, after spending 6 years in London, where he found his passion for youth work. He now works with acorn as a Short Term Mission Partner. Szilárd enjoys sports, languages, exploring nature, and deep conversations.
Acorn staff worker and ABK teacher
Together with her husband Andy and 3 children, Zsófi moved back to her homeland Hungary in 2013 having lived in the UK for 10 years. She enjoys teaming up with Andy in the Acorn office and beyond, baking with the kids and going for countryside walks.
Board of Trustees
Rev Tim Dennis
Chair of Trustees
Tim has been involved with Acorn since he first came on a camp in 2005. For many years he ran the finances and has served as a Trustee of the charity since it was formed. He is married to Jane with five children and is a Church of England minister.
Claire is married to Gareth and is mum to 5 children living in Sheffield. She and Gareth ran some youth leader training at Vác Baptist church, Claire then led an Acorn camp there in 2017, before becoming a trustee.
Rev David Todd
David has been involved with Acorn since before he went bald. He’s helped lead on camps and been involved with training. He now supports the work as one of the Trustees from where he lives in Cambridge with his family and dog. He is an ordained minister in the Church of England.
Rev Matthew Price
Matthew, currently a Church of England minister in Norfolk, has worked as a solicitor in London, in Uganda coordinating a Christian legal aid project, and for the UK Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship. Matthew loves camping with his family.
Dr Phil Harper
Phil lives in Sheffield and is husband to Janelle and dad to Luke and Yasmin. He is part of a new church plant helping to lead a team working with international students. He is is founder and CEO of technology company Tribosonics Ltd and enjoys running in his spare time.