Introducing Animate's 2019/20 team

By Sarah Beatty

Another year has begun here at Animate Youth Ministries. This year, we have four new gap-year team members who have moved into Lowe House, completed their period of induction, and begun to work with Year 7 pupils from across the Archdiocese.

All four of our new team members are from within the Archdiocese and cannot wait to share their faith with the young people we will be working with over the course of the 2019/20 school year.

• This year’s Gap Year Team are as follows:

Amy
My birthday is: 26 October
I am from: St Peter’s, Warrington
My favourite piece of scripture is: 1 John 3:11
An interesting fact about me: I know all the words to the film Mean Girls from start to finish.
I joined the Animate team because: I want to deepen my own faith and be able to share it with young people.

Peter
My birthday is: 26 January
I am from: St Wilfrid’s, Liverpool
My favourite piece of scripture is: Luke 23:40-43
An interesting fact about me: I’m the bassist in an Alt-Rock band called RIVIA.
I joined the Animate team because: My life took quite a ‘shocking turn’ a few months prior to joining, which gave me a lot of time to think about what comes next ... I thought that joining a Catholic community, where my faith could grow and be supported, would be a good step to take.

Jonathon
My birthday is: 26 July
I am from: St Teresa’s, Upholland
My favourite piece of scripture is: Jeremiah 29:11
An interesting fact about me: I once shared a meal with Gordon Ramsay
I joined the Animate team because: I feel like working with over 10,000 young people is going to be inspiring for me and for my faith and I would like to be able to share this with school pupils across our diocese.

Ellie
My birthday is: 21 April
I am from: All Saints, Golborne
My favourite piece of scripture is: Psalm 46:1-2
An interesting fact about me: I’ve been in a band’s music video
I joined the Animate team because: Since high school I have wanted to join Animate. I would like to inspire other young people, just like I was. I want to explore and deepen my own faith and grow in confidence.

• Returning to the Leadership Team for 2019/20 are Sarah, Lauren and Tom along with Father Simon Gore, and they are looking forward to getting back down to work with Animate and seeing the gap-year team develop in their faith and abilities throughout this year.
Please remember the team in your prayers.

Dates for the diary
1 October – Lourdes 2020 application forms
Download your application form from 9am from www.animateyouth.org. A deposit of £50 must be sent in with your application.