The following SCM members are currently on General Council.
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Alex has been serving as a trustee for SCM from 2018. He's been Christian since the age of 10, when he became actively involved in his local Church of England parish; and it was around this time he also began his musical studies. Currently entering his third year of studying music at Durham University, Alex first encountered SCM through a church student group halfway through his first year, and since then the presence of this community in his life has been life-changing. In April 2018, he was elected president of Durham University Joint Anglican and Methodist Society (an SCM community) and was previously secretary for Durham University Ecumenical Christian Council.
Emilia has been a trustee and General Council member since 2018, and has the Access and Inclusion portfolio. About to start her third year of a motorsport engineering degree at Coventry University following an industrial placement year, 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!
Feylyn is deeply honoured and excited to serve as a trustee and BAME students representative. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, USA, she came to England four years ago to do her PhD on young adult carers at the University of Birmingham. She now works at the University of Sussex as a research fellow. During her time in England, Feylyn actively participates in her local Anglican church and when growing up in America was a member of the Church of God in Christ, a historically African-American Pentecostal denomination. She loves seeing young people thrive and live abundant lives and hopes her role in SCM can further serve this mission.
Helena is a trustee and also holds the campaigns portfolio on General Council. She is finishing up an MSc in Environment and Development at Lancaster University where she also gained a BSc in Environmental Science. While at Lancaster she has been involved in the life of the Chaplaincy centre, engaging in several student groups and regularly attending the Anglican and Free Church chapel services. Helena also enjoys going to Quaker meetings and learning about Quaker practice. She has volunteered with the Iona Community, completed internships in the development sector, both in the UK and overseas, and worked in catering. In her spare time she enjoys walking and swimming, especially in the Lake District, yoga, baking bread and cooking for friends.
Louise is a 4th year languages student in Southampton, originally from sunny Basingstoke. She re-established SCM Southampton with Tom in 2015, and has really loved seeing it grow recently. She’s an Anglican at heart, but went to Catholic school, goes to a progressive Vineyard church, and really loves Quaker values and meetings! She’s a big fan of the pub, dogs, football, and making music.
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.
Originally from Nottingham, Patrick now studies maths and physics at Lancaster University, where he is involved with the folk and music societies and spent two years as treasurer for the Amnesty International society. Following his first regional SCM event in November 2017, he was a founding member of Lancaster SCM. In his spare time, Patrick likes reading and exploring politics, and is a regular attendee at his local Methodist church and the university chaplaincy centre. He hopes his experience with the Amnesty society will help him in his role as international portfolio holder, which involves shaping SCM's response to international events and liaising with SCM groups in other countries.
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.
Nathan is the Editor of Movement magazine. He has a politics degree from Leeds, and is currently doing a masters in communication studies at Sheffield. Nathan first got involved in SCM after being persuaded onto the committee of SCM Leeds by a few notable people (one of whom is now on the SCM Staff Team!). Having been Secretary and Vice President at Leeds, Nathan is now involved on a national level with the production of the Movement magazine. He is a Methodist but has been known to attend Anglican churches, and is focusing on religious social movements in his Masters dissertation. When not doing university work or church-related activities, Nathan can be found shouting frustratedly at his beloved Newcastle United and Leeds Rhinos.
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.
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