the Church Team
Bev is married to Clive and has two grown up children: Nick and Charlotte. Bev co-ordinates the UK support and arranges bi-annual teams to Thailand. She is working for City Life and New Community in areas of the pastoral and working with the poor. She takes a team to Thailand each year. Her passion is seeing God restore broken lives and building people into a loving community.
Paul is married to Susannah and they have two children: Hannah and Luke. They provide a foster home and live near Oasis Academy Mayfield where Paul is Chaplain and where he leads Oasis Church Mayfield. They lead Messy Church every Sunday, 5pm at St Andrews in Sholing. Paul is a trustee for the Hampshire HIV Charity, Groundswell. Paul is a Southampton Football Club season ticket holder.
Dan Pooley - Community Development Manager
Dan is married to Mel and they live on the Flowers Estate. They have two children: Bethea and Joha. Dan is part of the leadership team and has a specific role to develop engagement with the community around 286. Dan is also Chair of Churches Together in Swaythling and Bassett. He takes teams out regularly to work with the poor in India and is passionate about seeing people encounter Jesus for themselves and come into a greater experience of his power at work in their lives.
Nicky Porter - Pastoral Leader & The Gate Project Manager
Nicky came to Southampton 20 years ago on a gap year and never left! She works full-time as part of the Pastoral Team and is involved in healing prayer and working with the vulnerable. She leads a team supporting residents living at the YMCA and is part of the team running the Community Cafe, providing a free weekly meal to the vulnerable & street homeless. Nicky has a passion to see broken hearts healed and for people to find their place of belonging in God's family. She also likes a competitive game of table-tennis and sharing food with friends!
Naomi leads the youth work at City Life Church and is a key part of the Chaplaincy Team at Oasis Academy Mayfield. She is married to Andy and has a house rabbit! She is passionate about dance.
Paul has been a part of City Life Church for many years and started working as a Project Manager for the church in 2008. A majority of Paul's time is spent developing the CLEAR project working with refugees and asylum seekers in Southampton. He also oversees the church's partnerships overseas. Paul is married to Gill.
Karen has worked for City Life since 1999 and takes care of the charity's book-keeping and projects. She has been part of the church for over 30 years, and is a regular contributor to Sunday meetings. She is married to Pete and has three grown up children. Karen works Monday to Thursday at the church office.
Sue Holt - Leadership Support Worker
Sue supports the leadership team with organisation and administration, is CL's safeguarding administrator as well as her role as SCN Administrator/Treasurer. Sue is married to Pete and they have two children: Sophie-Rose & Miles. Sue works Tuesday - Friday.
Vix works three days a week - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Vix is married to Andy and they have a baby called Otis. They are both actively involved in the worship at Sunday Celebrations. Vix loves cooking and often does the catering for our in house events.
Daz works at 286 and is responsible for much of the day to day practical running of the building. He has been in Southampton since coming to University in the late 90s. He has spent a lot of that time working in Swaythling with Flower of Justice, and has worked at 286 for the last 3 years. In his spare time he enjoys playing cricket, supporting Spurs and walking up mountains. He also works part-time with Street Pastors as the Youth and Community Operations Manager.
Sharon came to university in Southampton and ended up living here. She works 12 hours a week for The Gate, doing outreach and support work with women involved in prostitution and the rest of the week she is a taxi service for her 2 teenage children, James and Rebekah. She loves having coffee with people, especially if it is good coffee!