Meet the Team

Gap Year
Benedict

My birthday is: 4th November
I am from:  Wigan
My favourite piece of scripture is: Matthew 6:34
An interesting fact about me: I play Rugby for Wigan RUFC!
I joined the Animate team because: Unfortunately, University did not work out for me. So I decided to come back to Animate as it is such a great experience, by helping young people to discover even more about the faith whilst also growing more in my own faith by living in community.

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