Who works for SCM?
CEO - The Revd Naomi Nixon Naomi is a Church of England priest with a background of working in education, she led a chaplaincy in Further Education, taught youth work and later ran staff development for the clergy of the diocese of Coventry. She is a pioneer minister in her spare time in a church where SCM alumni and current students make up a fair proportion of the congregation! She loves binge watching TV and sewing and is trying to finish her PhD (do not watch this space). Being the CEO of SCM means Christian servant leadership in action because first and foremost we are student led.
Operations Manager - Lisa Murphy Lisa oversees the day to day operations of the movement, including managing projects such as Faith in Action, monitoring the finances and supporting the trustees as their clerk. She has worked for SCM since 2010 and continues to be inspired and enthused by SCM members. In her spare time Lisa enjoys reading, crocheting and spending time with her husband and two sons.
Comms and Marketing Officer - Ruth Harvey Ruth is part of SCM's Communications team and has a particular responsibility for blogs, social media and E-news. Before joining SCM Ruth was based in Cornwall where she studied Fine Art at Falmouth University. She stayed in Cornwall for a few years after graduating in order to follow a career as a Fine Artist, and now works part-time with SCM in order to continue to pursue her passion for painting and drawing. She enjoys binge watching Gilmore Girls, Brooklyn 99 or The Office (US), visiting National Trust houses with her husband and going for brunch (eggs benedict is a firm favourite).
Faith in Action Project Worker (Social Justice) Lizzy Norman-Sargent Lizzy is one of SCM’s two Faith in Action Project Workers and works with students to help them put their faith into action by engaging in campaigns and social action projects. Outside of work, she is a passionate advocate for social justice and her soapbox issues centre around issues linked to conflict and human insecurity, particularly in relation to refugee and children’s rights. Alongside her role at SCM, Lizzy is completing her PhD corrections. She is also a proud Lancastrian, living in the West Midlands, who in her spare time volunteers as a scout leader and enjoys playing board games, attending the theatre, seeing live music and going for long walks with her dog and husband.
Faith in Action Project Worker (Theology & Resources) Alana Romagnoli Alana is one of our Faith in Action Project Workers. Focusing on the theological importance of SCM’s work, she encourages students to understand why their devotion is a crucial part of the action they choose to take. After studying Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham, she continues to expand her knowledge of religion and faith in the community while making plenty of time to sew, write and watch all the classics Hollywood has to offer.
Fundraiser - Sophie Mitchell Sophie is our fundraiser and has been involved in SCM over the past three years as a member and through working in a link Chaplaincy. After graduating from the University of Bristol in Theology and Sociology in 2019, she has since worked at the University’s Multifaith Chaplaincy and at the Diocese of Bristol. As Fundraiser, her role is to support and grow the network of individuals and churches that regularly donate to SCM, as well as to work with trust bodies to secure funding, so that SCM can continue its vital work of empowering students to explore and live out the Christian faith. Outside of work, she loves running, wild swimming and singing. She's always up for a chat, so please get in touch if you want to talk about anything related to fundraising!
Finance & Fundraising Administrator - Jen Nicholas Jen is here to help process all things money! She has worked for the Movement before in 2018. When she's not in the office geeking out over spreadsheets, she's studying a psychology degree with the Open University. She uses her spare time to be Auntie Jen to her ten nieces and nephews, watch lots of films (especially old black and white Hollywood ones), listen to music, read stupidly long, literary novels, and craft mindfully with yarn.
Movement Administrator - John Wallace-Howell John is the main point of contact for all the groups and members that make up our glorious, inclusive movement. He worked for SCM before back in the halcyon days of the Seeds of Liberation conference and is delighted to be back on the staff team. In his spare time he watches an inordinate amount of sport and films; plays League of Legends in a spectacularly poor fashion; and regularly loses games of Warhammer.
L-R: Lisa, Jen, Sophie, Naomi, John, Lizzy, Ruth, Alana