Assistant to the Director - Joel Upton

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Joel Upton has been Assistant to the Director since November 2021.

Joel grew up in Reading and doesn't remember a time when he wasn't putting his faith in Jesus. This faith led Joel to work with an international mission organisation called Youth With A Mission (YWAM). While with YWAM Joel served in the UK, India, Germany and Canada before returning to the UK to study at Oak Hill Theological College.

After graduating from Oak Hill, Joel went on to work in communications and marketing for a number of different charities and organisations. This included working as the Social Media Manager at Tearfund and then running marketing for a small local print company. Before joining Affinity, Joel worked as a Content Developer for Crosslinks.

Joel is married to an American called Alexa and they have four children. They are members at Christ Church Haywards Heath where the current Affinity Director, Graham, is one of the leaders. He is a fan of Brighton & Hove Albion FC and enjoys all things Marvel.

You can contact him by email at joel@affinity.org.uk or follow him on Twitter.