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
Izzy

My birthday is: 28th January
I am from: Preston
My favourite piece of scripture is: Philippians 4:13
An interesting fact about me: I have sailed over 1000 miles this year
I joined the Animate team because: I decided it was time for a new challenge and after going to Lourdes this year, Animate seemed like the perfect option.

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!

Gap Year Team
Kate

My birthday is: 25th August
I am from: Liverpool
My favourite piece of scripture is: Proverbs 31:25, Psalm 139:14
An interesting fact about me: I am a twin
I joined the Animate team because: I want to work with young people and thought Animate provided the best opportunity to gain experience as well as inspire others to explore their faith, and strengthen my own.

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
Luke

My birthday is: July 18th
I am from: Bootle
My favourite piece of scripture is: Jeremiah 29:11
An interesting fact about me: I have once performed with an Lollapalooza Festival act
I joined the Animate team because: I wanted to grow and share my faith in the Lord

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: 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