Who Are We?

Heather Thompson

Heather Thompson

Founder & International Director

Heather has been involved in children’s ministry since she was too old to be a child in the Sunday school! Leading children’s groups early in her teenage years, God called her to full time children’s work when she was 15 years old. After teaching for 5 years in both Primary and Secondary schools she left that job to fulfill her calling.

Heather, as well as other members of the team, have ministered extensively throughout the UK and internationally in countries such as: Argentina, Armenia, Uganda, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Spain, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Romania, Thailand, Burma and the USA.

Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson

Creative Resources & Worship

Chris has been working with Powerpack for well over 20 years, writing and producing large numbers of songs, music and training materials along the way. As well as working full-time for Powerpack, Chris has recorded two albums and leads worship in her own church. 

Nick Jackson

Nick Jackson

UK Leader

Nick works with Powerpack as the leader of children’s ministry predominantly in the UK. Nick is married to Kath and has two children: Josie & Ella.  Nick is a qualified teacher and until recently worked as a Deputy headteacher in a Primary school.

Nick’s been involved with Powerpack for over 20 years leading large scale events like Spring Harvest, RIVER Camp, Faith Camp, New Wine Jersey and Grapevine with between 300 and 600 children aged between 4 and 11.

With a team from his church, he runs an annual holiday club and weekly after-school club in Oxford.

Emma Brackley

Emma Brackley

Resources Management & Trustee

Emma is a dietician and in her spare time and works for Powerpack.  She’s known as ‘utility belt girl’ as she seems to always have the tools for the job, and has usually done the job before anyone has asked!  She lives in Guildford and works as a children’s leader in her local church, Millmead Baptist.  Emma often choreographs the actions and movements to songs and runs lots of the activities at events.

Adrian & Jenny Oliver

Adrian & Jenny Oliver

Powerpack Asia

Adrian and Jenny Oliver are our coordinators of Powerpack Asia.  For several years, together with their family, they have sought to serve local churches, develop networks, train children’s leaders and support local projects.

They are involved in children’s ministry in both international and local settings, organising training conferences  and coordinating the translation of Powerpack resources into Thai and other languages of bordering countries.  Jenny & Adrian have a heart to see children and young people using their gifts in ministry.

When they are not traveling they are very much part of our UK team.