The following SCM members are currently on General Council.
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Tom is a linguistics student originally from the Black Country now based in Southampton. He’s interested in dialects and accents both in England and France. Coming from a charismatic Pentecostal background, Tom now attends a progressive evangelical Church and also a Quaker meeting. He isn’t sure quite where he fits, but isn’t sure that this matters too much either! When not dabbling with church activities, Tom can be found in one of Southampton’s lovely pubs, or on travels around the world with his partner Morgan.
Lou graduated in 2020 from the University of Southampton with a BA in French and Spanish, and currently lives in the beautiful city of York! She is the Deputy Convenor for General Council (which basically just means doing Tom’s job if he’s not around) and the LGBTQ+ rep. Lou is an Anglican, and is really interested in how marginalised people can use their voices and experiences to church the Church and the world.
Lou is more of a hobby-collector rather than a hobby-sticker, but her current loves are skateboarding, (bad) art, and playing bass. She finds her spiritual homes at Greenbelt and in the pub – so to Lou, the Jesus arms is what Heaven is like!
Emilia has been a trustee and General Council member since 2018, and has the Access and Inclusion portfolio. She has recently started as a graduate engineer in the automotive industry, having completed a Bachelor's degree in Motorsport Engineering.Emilia is involved in a small pioneer church that is part of Coventry Cathedral (and run in part by SCM's CEO!). Emilia grew up in a typical CofE parish church, but her faith developed and deepened after attending her first Greenbelt festival in 2017 which is also where she discovered SCM just before starting university. In her spare time she enjoys crocheting (particularly for charitable causes) and crafts, promoting STEM education (especially women in engineering) and generally being rather busy! Emilia is also an ambassador for the Young Trustees Movement, who are working to double the number of young trustees on charity boards in England and Wales.
Originally from Nottingham, Patrick is now a PhD student in the maths department at Lancaster University. Following his first regional SCM event in November 2017, he was a founding member of Lancaster SCM. He is also involved in various other groups at university, including an orchestra, a choir, a morris side and Amnesty International, and is a regular attendee at his local Methodist church and the university chaplaincy centre.
Hi I'm Jack. I am in my final year studying Maths. Back when I started uni I set up Christian Focus York so I have been involved with SCM for quite a while now and I am really excited to get involved in a new way on general council. Back in September I attended the DSEI Arms Fair protest with SCM and it really inspired me to get more involved with campaigning so I am very excited to see what we can do with SCM's new campaign against food poverty as well as continuing to raise awareness for the climate, peace, and LGBT+ issues.
Russell was born in Salisbury a long time ago and hasn't come far since. He is currently in the last throes of a PhD in high voltage electrical engineering at the University of Southampton, but he'll be better soon. Originally a member of an evangelical Baptist church, he now attends a quaker meeting. He is attracted to their focus on social justice, spirituality, humility, and unwillingness to put God in a box. He is excited, if a little bewildered, to find himself appointed as an SCM trustee. He hopes he can do a good job. In particular, he's keen to help set up and grow SCM groups in the south of England (it's awfully lonely down here!). In his spare time he likes to sleep.
Josh Mock (he/him) is a BA Arabic and Persian student at SOAS, University of London. A life-long Anglican, he has been part of SCM since 2019, and was active in SCM Online as Theology Thursday Coordinator. Josh’s research interests include queer theologies, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, gender, international relations, and the overlaps of all four! A graduate of the Purcell School for Young Musicians, Josh is also cellist and composer. In his spare time, Josh loves baking, particularly sourdough bread, and having interesting conversations over coffee.
Josh will be spending the 2021-22 academic year studying abroad in Jordan and hopes to connect SCM Great Britain with WSCF Middle East to see how we can collaborate internationally.
Josh has just completed a PGCE in Secondary RE after doing a BA at the University of Leeds in Theology. He is now an RE teacher in London but is planning on completing a Masters in the next couple of years. Whilst at Leeds Josh was an active member of SCM Leeds (now Inclusive Christian Movement Leeds) and whilst Secretary in his final year put a lot of emphasis on growth and sustainability of the group. He is committed to ensuring that other SCM groups can grow and become sustainable for the future because of the important and unique space that SCM groups provide for Christian students on campuses across the UK. He is more than happy to be contacted by group leaders who have any questions or need support.
Ciarán is a recent Theology and Religion graduate, continuing his studies at the University of Exeter where he helps lead the local SCM group.
He is a strong believer in de-colonising faith and Church spaces, and supports expressions of faith that promote social justice and inclusivity. Alongside this he has a deep interest in different Christian spiritual practices from across the globe believing in activism grounded in contemplation. As BAME rep I provide representation for BAME Christians in SCM, drawing attention to issues of race, colonialism, and Eurocentrism.
Originally hailing from Derbyshire, Liddy graduated with a Modern Languages degree from Newcastle University in 2020. Since then she has worked for the Methodist Church and Christian CND. She's been involved with SCM since she discovered them at Greenbelt Festival in 2017, and especially loves their commitment to inclusivity and justice. She's very excited to be a trustee after spending several years as the SCM contact for Newcastle. In her free time she enjoys musical theatre and eating potato-based snacks with friends.
Victoria is currently a PhD Candidate in World Christianity and the University of Edinburgh, exploring the mission of the Iona Community and the Council for World Mission. Her studies are sponsored by the Council for World Mission’s Special Academic Accompaniment Programme. She is a member of the United Reformed Church and sits on the URC-Baptist Union Interfaith Enabling Group & Legacies of Slavery Task Group. Victoria is also a Trustee for Churches Together in England, the Society for Ecumenical Studies, and is a Tearfund Young Theologian. She has recently started a Palestinian Liberation Theology Reading Group.