Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Northampton is led by a team of people based in Luton. You can read about the team on their pages on this site.  The NYMO team is chaired by Fr Simon Penhalagan, who also manages Neil, and oversees the work of the office


Neil Roseman is our Director of Youth Ministry. Neil co-ordinates the lux. programme including its residential weekends, the Lourdes pilgrimage, he is responsible for strategy implementation and staff management alongside budget and office management. He also works with specific parishes to support them in developing youth groups. You can email Neil on



Steve Harris is our Diocesan Youth Minister - Centre. He supports youth ministry within parishes and helps to develop youth leaders, as well as linking our young people with the wider Church. Steve also co-ordinates our annual Confirmantion retreat 'Blaze' and runs our Salt & Light project for young people aged 16-18 years old.  Get in touch with him at




Fiona Murphy is our Administrator who looks after the day-to-day running of the office. Email Fiona at




The diocesan youth ministry is principally carried out by enthusiastic volunteers in the parishes. There are four paid 'pastoral assistants' with some responsibility for youth ministry, as well as one full time paid youth co-ordinator at St Joseph's, Gerrards Cross. For more information about the diocese please visit the Diocesan Website.