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).
Fundraising and Development Manager - Simon Densham Simon supports the movement by encouraging churches, partners and students to engage with SCMs fundraising opportunities. Simon studied Youth, Community and Practical Theology with CYM in Cambridge. He has since moved to Birmingham working for a number of different charities and churches including a previous stint with SCM. He attends an Assemblies of God Church but is from a Baptist background and is very ecumenically minded. Simon loves rugby and captains a local side, he also enjoys playing a variety of instruments and seeking out the best single malt whiskey he can find.
Administration and Finance Officer - Deanna Davis Deanna supports the SCM staff team with general and financial administration part-time. Deanna has experience working as part of charities, schools and the private sector. She enjoys volunteering and campaigning for causes close to her heart. Deanna also enjoys the arts; visiting the theatre, going to gigs, art galleries and museums, and being creative by crafting, painting or DIY-ing.
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.