SCM members have elected two new people to General Council at an AGM on 9 June 2017.
Robin Hanford, an SCM member at the University of Leeds, joins GC as a trustee with a portfolio of ‘Link Church Coordinator’. Justin Lunniss, a student at York St John, joins GC with a portfolio of ‘Congregational Denominational Rep’.
Robin is currently a member of SCM Leeds and a Masters student at the university. He said:
‘As a worship leader, I know first-hand how much churches wish to engage with students. I believe that my experience in politics and campaigning, combined with my deeply held conviction to stand on the side of the poor and oppressed, will help make SCM Britain effective in a world of increasing political tension and economic uncertainty.’
Justin, currently a chaplain at the University of Essex and a former rock musician and music teacher, says he will build links between the movement and the Congregational church. He said:
‘I would like to empower SCM with the insight of Congregationalism and with my experience as a chaplain. I believe a stronger relationship between the two would bring fellowship to all those Christians who embrace a living, world-changing faith.’
‘Congregationalism has always had a history of thinking through faith and seeking justice, much like SCM. Whilst I have only just joined the movement, I am incredibly excited about how close its vision and values are to my own.’