Meet the Team

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…

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 Leader
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: To engage in young people’s lives on a daily basis. 

Team Co-ordinator
Tom

My birthday is: 27th April
I am from: Liverpool
My favourite piece of scripture is: 2 Timothy 1:7
An interesting fact about me: I once broke a plane.
I joined the Animate team because: To share my faith with young people.

Gap Year Team
Ellie

My birthday is: 21st April
I am from: Golborne
My favourite piece of scripture is: Psalm 46:1-2
An interesting fact about me: I’ve been in a bands music video.
I joined the Animate team because: Since High School I have wanted to join the Animate Team. I would like to inspire other young people, just like I was. I want to explore, deepen my own faith and grow in confidence.

Gap Year Team
Kelsea

My birthday is: 21st September
I am from: Liverpool
My favourite piece of scripture is: Deuteronomy 31:6
An interesting fact about me: I almost met the Queen.
I joined the Animate team because: In previous years I have been inspired to be myself, knowing that having faith isn’t something I’m alone in. If I could help one person realise this then that’ll make everything worthwhile. 

Gap Year Team
Jonno

My birthday is: 26th July
I am from: Upholland
My favourite piece of scripture is: Jeremiah 29:11
An interesting fact about me: I once shared a meal with Gordon Ramsey.
I joined the Animate team because: I feel like working with over 10,000 young people is going to be inspiring for me and to my faith and to be able to share that with the young people.