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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 20 years and has led One Church Brighton since its start  2011. He is married to Becky and has two kids, Jake and Reya. Dave leads the trusteeshup as we oversee the whole life of the church but my day-to-day life is varied and full but generally centres 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 developing Rock Farm, a rural farm 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.

 

 

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 - Chomp 

You can email Christy at christy@onechurchbrighton.org.

 

Pam Maskell - Volunteer Coordinator

You can email Pam at pam@onechurchbrighton.org.

 

Andrew - Buildings and Events

You can email Andrew at andrew@onechurchbrighton.org.

    

Mo - Youth's Engagement Worker

Mo loves telling stories and being silly and is always up for playing a game, singing a song or having a chat! He's new to Brighton, but so far is loving it! Mo's role involves working closely with all the young people, making sure they are enjoying fitting in with life in and out of the Church, and seeing how we can better listen to the voice of the next generation.

He has worked in a bunch of schools and churches over the last few years, but when he saw all the amazing things that happen in One Church, he really wanted to join here! There seems to be an attitude of making One Church Brighton not just a place to go on a Sunday, but a place where everyone can feel warmly welcomed into the family, and really make a difference in the wider Brighton community.

You can email Mo at mo@onechurchbrighton.org.