Meet the Team

Gap Year Team
Ciara

My birthday is: 1st November
I am from: Wigan
My favourite piece of scripture is: 2 Corinthians 12:10
An interesting fact about me: I play bass guitar in an indie punk band.
I joined the Animate team because: The Animate team has helped me take an active interest in discovering my own faith and I hope I can encourage other young people to do the same!

Director
Fr. Simon

My birthday is: Valentine’s Day
I am from: Chorley
My favourite piece of scripture is: Jn 20:17 (People who know me will understand)
An interesting fact about me: I managed to teach English in Russia without knowing any Russian
I joined the Animate team because: The whole ‘obedience’ thing…

Gap Year Team
Jacob

My birthday is: 30th October
I am from: Woking, Surrey
My favourite piece of scripture is: John 16:33
An interesting fact about me: I know every word of the New Zealand Rugby Haka in Maori.
I joined the Animate team because: I have seen that young people do care about their own faith – not the faith their parents may have instilled in them as youngsters, but developing and thinking about their own spirituality. I want to help the young people’s Catholic faith grow and hopefully be a role model in positively promoting the Catholic Church.

Administrator
Jan

My birthday is: 5th Feb
I am from: Newton Le Willows
My favourite piece of scripture is: Luke 24
An interesting fact about me: I once shared a stage with a famous Country singer!
I joined the Animate team because:  It was fate!

Team Co-ordinator
Lauren

My Birthday is: 22nd February
I am from: Fleetwood
My Favourite piece of Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11
An interesting fact about me is: I will literally try to play any instrument that has strings… Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin… I love instruments!
I joined the Animate Team because: I have had a great year working with young people within the Lancaster Diocese, so I look forward to joining another great team of youth workers and getting to know others within the Liverpool Diocese!!

Gap Year Team
Molly

My birthday is: 1st September
I am from: Widnes
My favourite piece of scripture is: John 15: 12 – 13 
An interesting fact about me: I have been performing in theatre shows with my local theatre company since I was 10 years old and have done around 20 shows with them since I joined.
I joined the Animate team because: I saw the team in 2012 when they came into my high school to do a mission week and I thoroughly enjoyed myself and it inspired me to apply for the job once I had finished my studies.

Team Leader
Sarah

My birthday is: 6th September
I am from: Crosby, Liverpool
My favourite piece of scripture is: 1 Corinthians 13:13 
An interesting fact about me: I have a Physics degree
I joined the Animate team because: After my degree I wanted to go into teaching but had little experience working with young people, so I joined the team to gain that experience. 

Team Co-ordinator
Tom

My birthday is: 20th April
I am from: Southport
My favourite piece of scripture is: Exodus 14:14
An interesting fact about me: I am a soldier in the Salvation Army
I joined the Animate team because: I enjoy working with young people and sharing the Gospel.

Gap Year Team
Tom

My birthday is: 27th April
I am from: Liverpool
My favourite piece of scripture is: Psalm 23
An interesting fact about me: I can quote Star Wars verbatim
I joined the Animate team because: I like being part of a team