Meet the Network staff team.
Head of Leadership Network
Ben heads up the work of the Leadership Network and leads the team at the UCCF Politics Network as they seek to equip students to think, live, and speak for Jesus in the world of politics. Ben also wears several other UCCF hats including running the Relay Programme.
Elliot is passionate about seeing students equipped to engage their faith in the public sphere. He's been active in local and national politics for over ten years and believes there is a real need for followers of Jesus to be ambassadors for Christ in the political arena. His role as a UCCF Staff Worker helps him to remain tuned into the challenges students are facing and keeps him evangelistically sharp. He heads up our Civitas programme.
Pete leads the UCCF Wales Team as well as serving as the editor for the UCCF Politics Network. He previously worked as a Staff Worker in the South East before then serving as the Politics Network Coordinator.
Communications and Hubs Coordinator
Michael is the Theology Network Coordinator and serves the Politics Network by running their social media pages and coordinating the Politics Network Hubs around the country.
Politics Network Coordinator
Having worked in Parliament, Tom is passionate about the Christian case for political engagement. Convicted by Christ's Lordship in all things, as well as our calling to serve others for their good, Tom believes there is a strong Biblical mandate to serve both our God and our nation through government and politics. Tom lives in south London where he enjoys sport, Spotify, good coffee and generally being a political nerd.
Claudia is a graduate of the CARE Leadership Programme and an alum of the UCCF Politics Network. She currently works as an Account Executive for a public affairs firm in Westminster
Nicola graduated from the University of Stirling firstly in 2019 with a BA in politics and again in 2020 with a Master of Public Policy. Over the last few years, she has worked within Scottish politics and the third sector. Currently, she is Westminster public policy officer for the Evangelical Alliance where she seeks to represent the voice of evangelical Christians from across the UK on a variety of different issues. Nicola has a particular interest in how Christians navigate women’s issues and issues relating to poverty in both a compassionate and biblical way. In her spare time, she enjoys meeting new people, exploring new places, and taking lots of photos.
Adam is the Head of the European Parliaments Europe: Enlargement Unit, Western Europe and Northern Cooperation Unit. Adam has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of Civil Service roles both in the UK and European Parliaments. He has worked with elected officials from across the world including the US Congress, Canadian Parliament and more recently with those in Turkey, the Western Balkans, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. He is also responsible for organising the newly established Parliamentary Partnership Assembly, which brings European and Westminster parliament members together. He is married to Miriam and they have three children.
Hi there everyone, I’m Deborah Fuller (or Debs if you want to be informal). I like to think of myself as a recent graduate from Keele University but that is probably not the case anymore. I have been working for the Labour Party for the past two years as a local Organiser.
I was part of the UCCF Politics Network throughout my time at university and what a difference it made to both my faith and understanding of politics. I love working for the Labour Party and am not one to sit on the fence concerning my political views and have very strong opinions on who should be in power.
In light of that, what I know more is that no matter what political party you belong to, as a Christian, you are always going to be politically homeless and stand out as salt and light. The Politics Network helped me to grasp that and helped me to remember who I was going into politics for, reminding myself to submit all things to Christ.
I hope everyone that is a part of the Politics Network is able to be strengthened and reminded of this too.
After graduating from Newcastle University in 2020 with a Geography BA, Josh was offered a place on the Buxton Leadership Programme, which led him to spend almost three years working for former the Lib Dem Leader, Tim Farron MP, in Westminster. Together with the Faith in Public team, they co-authored 'A Mucky Business: Why Christians Should Get Involved in Politics'. He now works as the Group Support Officer for the Liberal Democrats on Lambeth Council.
If you ask Josh why he got involved in politics, he'll say "because I hate it"! His interest was sparked on the sofa, sat watching Sunday morning politics programmes. Tired of hearing hands-tied, party-political answers, Josh believed there must be a gap in the market for politicians who hold service, honesty, integrity, and authenticity above the colour of their rosette.