Warren Evans, MA

Chief Executive Officer

Warren became CEO early in 2015 and has recently gain a Masters in Sports Chaplaincy. A skilful and resourceful leader who values individuals and loves to see them succeed, he is not just passionate about what we do but how and why we do it. Warren was Chaplain for the Bradford Bulls and Pastoral Director to the Rugby Football League. Warren is happily married to Juliet and they have three great boys.

Simon Bailey

Chaplaincy Support Director for Horse Racing

Simon was appointed Chaplain to horse racing in August 2014 carrying on the good work started by the Rev Graham Locking. Based in Newmarket but with a remit to establish pastoral care teams throughout racing industry towns in the UK. Born in Stoke on Trent, married to Lesley. They have two daughters, Sarah and Laura.

A keen Stoke City FC supporter and brother of former Northamptonshire, Derbyshire and England batsman Rob Bailey, now a first class umpire.

Matt Baker, MTh

Chaplaincy Pastoral Support Director in English Football

Matt is the Pastoral Support Director in English Football a post he took up in November 2009, which is supported by the Premier League, Professional Footballers Association and the English Football League.

Mark Blythe

Gym and Fitlives Chaplaincy

Info coming soon.

Gill Camina

Safeguarding Advisor

Gill has a proven track record of working at a senior level in a safeguarding consultancy & training capacity for over a decade at a national and international level of delivering and facilitating effective and challenging change improvements around the safeguarding of children. She has extensive knowledge, skills and experience of assisting organisations to improve their services to children at grassroots level, nationally and internationally in a way that supports quality improvements and benefits for each organisation and key stakeholders.

Hugh Chalk

SPFL Championship Divisional Pastoral Director

Coming soon.

Vic Cameron

Scottish Highland League Pastoral Director

Coming soon.

Dave Chawner

Pastoral Support Co-ordinator Rugby Union Consultant

Dave started as a local club chaplain for London Wasps, his ministry soon expanded at Sports chaplaincy UK developing chaplaincy within Rugby Union. in February 2007 He left the local pastorate to become full time Pastoral Director for Rugby Union. In 2011 Dave co-managed the chaplaincy programme at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand. Dave & Lillias celebrated 40 years of marriage in 2009 and have a son and a daughter.

Mark Fleming, MA

Scottish Director, Sports Chaplaincy UK

Mark became chaplain at Partick Thistle FC in 1998 and after nine years began to gradually source, train and appoint chaplains at other Scottish football clubs. Today over 110 Scottish football clubs have chaplains and Mark has now began to develop chaplaincy in other sports such as rugby and shinty and also in gyms

Baz Gascoyne, MTh

Pastoral Director for Sheffield

Baz, originally from Darlington, lives and works in Sheffield. He is married to Linda and in 1996 they planted a church in their front room. After 21 yrs of leading this they handed the church over in 2017 to see what was next in their journey. During the transition they were approached by two Business men to consider if they would set up a charity providing Chaplaincy & Listening services for South Yorkshire. After prayer and dialogue with close friends we felt this was the next step for us and the charity South Yorkshire Chaplaincy & Listening Services was launched.

Antonio Hall MA

Pastoral Support Co-ordinator for Rugby League

Antonio Hall has taken on the role of pastoral support co-ordinator for Rugby League. Since January 2016 he has performed the role of chaplain for all match officials at the Rugby Football League. Prior to this he spent three seasons as chaplain for Featherstone Rovers RLFC where he provided pastoral care and support to players, coaching team, staff and supporters of the club. He is a retired train driver and is now studying for an MA in sports chaplaincy at Gloucestershire university.

Steve Jones

Pastoral Support Director for Disability Sport

Steve lives in Neath, South Wales where for the last 9 years he has been the minister of Ainon Baptist Church. For the past 4 seasons he has been volunteer Sports Chaplain to the Ospreys Rugby Academy in South Wales.

Angy King, MA

Pastoral Support Director for Women’s Football for England and Wales, Chaplain to Reading Women and Wales Women

Angy has been chaplain to Reading Women’s football team since July 2014. One year later she began to serve the Wales women’s Under 17, Under 19 and 1st teams in a chaplaincy role. She also works at Bucks New University as part of the chaplaincy team with specific responsibility for all involved in sport. . Having spent much of her life either playing or teaching sport Angy is now studying for an MA in Sports Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care at Gloucester University and her desire is to help develop chaplaincy within women’s football in England.

Heather Lewis

Disability Sports

Heather is married to Martin (chaplain to Cardiff Blues)and lives in Dinas Powys on the outskirts of Cardiff and attend Highfields Church, Cardiff.

Heather is Chaplain for Disability Sports which has been an immense pleasure and privilege for her getting to know not only other Chaplains with a passion, but getting to know Athletes of all ages and sports, by coming along side them, talking to them and finding out more about them as a person, being able to help in some small way in life’s ups and downs but being able to share about why she’s there taking an interest in them. This also goes for the Trainers, Coaches, Physio’s, Background Staff, Family and Friends supporting the Athletes..

Martin Lewis, MA

Chaplain Support Director for Wales & Chaplain to Cardiff Blues

Martin played rugby union at top level in Wales for 12 years and is married to Heather (chaplain to Disability Sport Wales). Martin was honoured to become Chaplain to the Blues just over 6 years ago starting with the Academy but now also Chaplain to the Seniors and whole club. He was selected for 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand where he chaplained Namibia – a wonderful experience! Martin is thrilled to be able to play a small part in developing SCUK across Wales where God is doing amazing things.

Nigel Manges

Pastoral Support Director for South West Sports Chaplaincy

 

Nigel is married to Sarah who has for 30 years persevered Nigel’s love of all sport! Nigel has been Chaplain of Sheffield Utd and was a part of the Sheffield Sports Chaplaincy. He is a Baptist Minister and has pastored churches in Cambridge, Dronfield and a multi-cultural church in Sheffield. He is currently Regional Minister for Ministry for the South West Baptist Association, helping to support over 90 churches in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall (and one church in Dorset!). He has a love for football, rugby and cricket.

Iain Macaskill

SPFL Premiership Divisional Pastoral Director

Coming Soon.

Phil Mason

Chaplain to Bolton Wanderers FC & Conference Coordinator

 

Phil is chaplain to Bolton Wanderers Football Club and Head of Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, a gifted leader, communicator and always a helpful port of call.

Adam May

Public Relations and Media Officer

Adam joined the SCUK team in March 2016 helping the press and communication
aspect of the work.

Adam is a Communications and Media Consultant, with over 10 years experience of liaising with a range of media outlets and speaking as a social affairs commentator in his own right. In the past, Adam has worked for a national Christian charity as its Development Director and served on a working group advising the Government on issues of faith engagement.

Adam is passionate about seeing Christian organisation not simply responding to the news, but making it with great news stories!

Elliot Mayor

Development Support Manager for North Wales

I am based in Bangor, North Wales, where I am a part of Hope Church Bangor. In addition to my role with SCUK, I am a referee for the WRU traveling around Wales officiating in a sport that I love and have a passion for.

Phil Mitchell

Chaplaincy Support Director for Northern Ireland Sport

Phil Mitchell is a retired football player and committed Christian, having been a professional/semi-professional player for fourteen years. Phil is a well known and respected in sporting circles in Northern Ireland having played for Linfield ,Glentoran ,Portadown ,Distillery and Ipswich Town. Phil is a European A Licensed Coach and has coached in Boston U.S.A, where he was Premier Director at Global Premier Soccer for 2 years. He also spent 15 years heading up sales and sports marketing for Umbro in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Since returning he is now has a Sports Consultancy business working across the spectrum of Recruitment and International projects for Global Premier Soccer , Player Liaison for Global Premier Management , Sports Education facilitator for Seaview Enterprises ,Coach education for the Irish FA , Radio summariser for BBC Sportsound NI and Coaching within Irish Premiership Academies., amongst others.

Brandon Newman

SPFL League One Divisional Pastoral Director

Originally from Texas, Brandon and his family first moved to Scotland in 2008. As an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, he uses fitness and nutrition as a connection point within the community of Anniesland, Glasgow and recently planted a church inside a local fitness centre.

He began serving as Chaplain for Albion Rovers FC during the 2015 season and is having a blast working with some incredible people there! Other passions of his include spending time with his beautiful wife, Melissa and their two amazing daughters, Haley and Lexi. He’s also an avid supporter of another “football team,” his hometown Dallas Cowboys!

Ian Nicholson

Support Pastoral Director for Lower League

Ian has been based in the Surrey area for many years and has been the Chaplain of Woking FC since 2008; he is now also a Club Director. Ian was formerly the leader of Guildford Community Church and also founded a community charity, The Matrix Trust which has developed to include many schools, youth, community and chaplaincy initiatives.

In addition to his work at Woking, Ian helps to oversee the development of positive chaplaincy work in clubs outside the Football League. Ian is also the European Director of 24-7 Prayer, a Guildford based charity which works with churches and youth movements in over 130 nations. He is married to Jackie, who is a nurse consultant and they have three children who are dotted around the country.

Karine Quinn

SWPL1 Pastoral Director

Coming soon.

Clive Ross

Watford United Chaplain – Audio Visual

Clive Ross is chaplain to Watford Football Club for eight years and is MD for Visaud Ltd, he has provided all of the technical audio and visual support for conference which we are truly grateful for.

Bill Sharp

Scottish Lowland League Pastoral Director

Coming soon.

Carolyn Skinner

Pastoral Support Director, FIT Lives and Gym Pastor

Carolyn runs Third Space Ministries, a charity focussed on demonstrating God’s love in the ‘third spaces’ of society ie the leisure industry. She has been an Events Chaplain with Sports Chaplaincy UK since 2007 and has served at Royal Ascot in 2007, Winter Paralympics 2010, Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010, Olympics and Paralympics 2012, Commonwealth Games 2014. She also runs ‘Love All, Serve All’, an annual outreach with the Wimbledon tennis queues, as well as being a chaplain at her local gym.

When not involved in Third Space Ministries, Carolyn can often be found going for a run, drinking coffee with friends, or sitting in the sun!

Duncan Strathdee

SPFL League Two Divisional Pastoral Director

Coming soon.

Neil Urquhart

Chaplaincy Support Director in Scottish Sport

Born in Nigeria & raised in Largs, Scotland, he banked in Greenock, has studied in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Vancouver & Melbourne, volunteered in Israel & ministered in Glasgow. Happily married, with a grown up family of 3, he was chaplain to Kilmarnock FC for 10 years & has a Certificate in Sports’ Chaplaincy (Gloucestershire University). An international chaplain to the Delhi 2010’s Athletes’ Village (Commonwealth Games / CWG), and involved in London 2012 (Olympics & Paralympics) & Glasgow 2014 (CWG), Neil is keen to see sports chaplaincy’s popularity in Scottish football overflow into others sports and sports clubs throughout Scotland (amateur & professional).

Christian Wienkamp, MA

Pastoral Support Co-ordinator for North East Chaplaincy

After studying for 4 years at the University of Edinburgh and graduating with a BSc Hons Sports Management Degree, Christian then worked as an academy coach with Heart of Midlothian FC for a season.