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Our Staff Team

 

Dave Steell - Minister

Dave is the minister of One Church Brighton. He's been working with local churches for the past 18 years and is really excited to be settled here in Brighton leading this great church. He is married to Becky and has two kids, Jake and Reya. Dave leads the Leadership Team as we oversee the whole life of the church but my day-to-day life is varied and full but generally centers around encouraging people and trying to grow the church. You can contact Dave by emailing dave@onechurchbrighton.org

Dave's favourite thing about Brighton & Hove - "Having lived in several places around the country I can honestly say that Brighton is a unique and wonderful city that is full of energy, passion and creativity.  Great people from all over the world and brilliant food, drink and music - what more could you want?!"

 

Jen Storey - Operations Manager

 

You can email Jen at jen@onechurchbrighton.org.

 

 

Andy Malcolm - Head of Youth and Children's Work

Andy's role at One Church is to oversee all the brilliant youth, children's and families work in the life of the church, from our projects in the centre of the city to our weekly youth club or Brigade companies. I love the creative, innovative environment at OCB as we learn what it looks like to live out our values in community together. You can reach Andy at andy@onechurchbrighton.org.

Andy's Favourite thing about working at One Church: The diverse and creative use of the space.

Ben Szobody - Projects Development Manager

Ben develops social projects aimed at drawing people out of isolation and into meaningful activity — often through food and drink. This includes managing our emerging collaborative space and venue at Gloucester Place, which hosts numerous social projects and city centre events; founding the Professional Barista Apprenticeship in Speciality Coffee, which connects unemployed young people with proliferating coffee jobs; operating Florence Road Market, which develops local food systems while offering paths to employment; and supporting Roots to Growth, a rural farm collaboration where vulnerable people work the land as a form of therapy. Ben has spent 15 years in media, as a government and social policy journalist in the U.S. and the U.K. You can contact Ben by emailing ben@onechurchbrighton.org.

Ben's favourite thing about working at One Church is he finds it astonishing that his job involves lots of coffee toys, and that these toys often trigger amazing relationships.

 

Claire Bird- Operations and Finance Assistant

 

You can email Claire at Claire@onechurchbrighton.org.

Mary-Anne Weaver- Youth Engagement Worker

Mary-Anne has experience working with a range of young people, from youth offenders to job seekers. She is passionate about seeing people thrive by instilling confidence and promoting environments that motivate them.

Alongside Pro Baristas, Mary-Anne runs a drop-in for unemployed youth and is keen to develop training that has an impact on people's independence, creativity and all-round well being. She handles recruitment, mentoring and monitoring for the project. You can email Mary-Anne at mary-anne@onechurchbrighton.org

Mary-Anne's favourite thing about Brighton and Hove- "The people, the landscape, the Brighton life! There's no where quite like home and there's no where quite like Brighton!"

Bekah Bosler - Children's Ministry Support Worker

 

Bekah works to support the children’s and youth work at One Church at both the city centre and Florence Road.  She can be found working in projects such as Tiddlers, Chomp, and Youth Club.  She enjoys coming alongside children, young people and those who are often marginalised by society to empower them to see their value and potential.  You can contact Bekah at bekah@onechurchbrighton.org.

Bekah’s favourite thing about Brighton and Hove: The diversity of people and places in the busy city, as well as its close proximity to quiet, beautiful landscapes.

 

 

Kate Standing – Room for Home Coordinator 

 

Having worked for 20 years in the support and housing sector Kate decided to combine this experience with her love of upcycling and making things for the home by starting the project Room for Home. You can contact Kate at kate@onechurchbrighton.org.

‘Home is the place where we should feel safe, comfortable and secure. It is also a place where we can express ourselves and create an environment we are happy to be in. I feel passionately that the environment in which we live has a massive impact on our lives, and sometimes people need some help to make small changes to make a big difference, and make their space somewhere they feel they can call home.’

 

 

Christy McCaw - Chidren's Ministry Support Worker

You can email Christy at christy@onechurchbrighton.org.

 

Tasha Barefield - Time Together Project Coordinator

You can email Tasha at tasha@onechurchbrighton.org.