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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.

 

Sally Macleod – Family Support Worker

Sally is focusing on working with families already engaged in our projects (such as One Youth and Chomp families) as well as families who come to church. She will be working one to one with some parents, as well as starting various groups which will focus on nurturing parents in what can often be a challenging role. Her hope is to provide spaces where parents from all backgrounds can come together and support each other. She's excited about getting to know the families we already work with better and thinking of ways to respond to their needs. It’s such a privilege when parents trust you enough to share what’s going on in their lives, and to journey with them as they try and overcome those challenges. You can email Sally at sally@onechurchbrighton.org.

I love working with One Church because of the team who are really supportive, and the opportunity to meet such a diverse range of people. I like working at Gloucester Place because it’s so close to a lot of great places for lunch!

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.

Pam Maskell - Project Support Worker

Pam is a project support worker and administrator for the youth team.  She loves to see young people empowered to reach their full potential and to see their lives and the lives of their families changed through the work of the projects. Pam also manages the HR for the team. You can contact Pam by emailing pam@onechurchbrighton.org.

 

Pam's favourite thing about working at One Church is that its a buzzing hub of all kinds of people - through really great projects. We also have amazing coffee!

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!"

Donna DeKoekkoek - Church and Community Support Worker

Donna works in the office managing the administrative side of the happenings in One Church Brighton. She helps out with everything from bookings to media managing to coordinating the Night Shelter. Her passion is to serve and encourage people wherever she can. She also works to support the programs and ministries of One Church Brighton. You can contact Donna by emailing donna@onechurchbrighton.org.

Donna's favourite thing about working at One Church is the diversity of people who come through the doors. From familiar faces to new friends, people in need and people wanting to help. There is never a dull day in the office.

Frances Duncan - Chomp Project Manager

Frances has a wealth of experience running organisations and projects and has focussed much of her career and life to furthering inclusion and supporting vulnerable people and communities. 

Her priority will be to develop Chomp, the free holiday lunch club that ensures children eat well and socialise in the school holidays. This will include developing models that enable to Chomp to be co-delivered with a range of cross sector partners. The aim for 2017 is to create 7 new Chomp lunchtime clubs across the city. If you would like to know more, please contact frances@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.

 

Chloë Chapman Youth Engagement Worker – Mentoring

Chloë heads up our mentoring project within secondary schools in Brighton, working with young people in need of extra support. As well as managing her own caseload, she is responsible for the recruitment and supervision of our highly valued volunteer mentors. Prior to working for One Church, Chloë spent 5 years as a youth worker for disadvantaged NEET young people. She is a state-registered art psychotherapist, with prior experience of working for CAMHS and MIND.  Chloë works in private practice as an art psychotherapist  for  both children and adults, and is a Young Person’s Therapist for Young Oasis, a specialist substance misuse charity in Brighton. You can contact Chloë at chloe@onechurchbrighton.org.

Chloë's Favourite thing about Brighton and Hove: The sea! As a member of the sea swimming club, she believes there is no better start to a morning than jumping into the freezing waters of the channel.

 

 

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.

Amy Goodwin - Community Project Manager

Amy is currently on Sabbatical. 

 

Amy's favourite thing about Brighton & Hove - "It's oozing with creativity - from the buildings, the people, the fashion, the food, the music scene - there's something for everyone."