SotonNAVS is led by a team of people who live and work in and around Southampton. Some of us have secular jobs while others work for the Navigators (as Representatives or Connect workers). The Student team are ably supported by a number of older students who help to lead groups and meet up with individuals within the group. Below are the details for the student team.


Steve & Debs McClure (Ministry Leaders)

Steve & Debs are responsible for the Student Ministry here in Southampton and Steve leads the Student Team. Steve and Debs are both graduates who have served on the NAVS Connect programme in Southampton. Steve graduated in Economics at Southampton before working in Salisbury for a Pensions company for 6 years. Debs studied music in Cardiff (99-02) and OT in Southampton (03-07). Steve & Debs both work for the Navigators and have five children; Benjamin James, Naomi Grace, Samuel Timothy, Jacob Luke and Aaron Matthew. Steve is an avid blogger on the subject of Hope (blog).

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Lydia Clarke (Associate Rep, Part time GP)

Lydia is a doctor working at Southampton General Hospital having qualified a few years back. Lydia lives locally and has now been involved with the group for many years (since 2006). Lydia is involved with mentoring some of the girls in the group and helping to lead our Thursday evening Bible study groups.

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Geoff Baker (Society President, 2nd Year student)

Geoff has been involved with the group since Autumn 2014. He studies Computer Science and enjoys attending SUSU related meetings to learn about web forms and risk assessments. When he’s not attending meetings or lectures, Geoff reads emails and goes to SUCU events. In April 2016 Geoff became Society President.

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Sam Imarhiagbe (Society Treasurer, 3rd year Medicine Student)

Sam has been involved with the group since the autumn of 2013. He is a medical student from London. He enjoys music and often plays guitar for the group. He also likes to spend his spare time smashing balls at people (aka playing dodgeball), reading novels, and he hopes to one day publish his own novel.

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Emi Mocuta  (Society Secretary, 2nd year Engineering student)

Emanuel is a Romanian National who has been a member of the Southampton group since 2015. He is studying to be an Mechanical Engineer. He has recently been on a short-terms mission trip to Ethiopia, and is passionate about Mission in general. He became Secretary of the SLT in April 2016 and is really excited about the opportunities to serve the group.  (P.s. He doesn’t always look this handsome)

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Stephen Hartwell (Cartographer)

Having joined the group in 2011, Stephen graduated in English and History in Summer 2013, and went on to serve with the Connect programme. Stephen is now working full-time in Southampton editing maps for Ordinance Survey. Stephen is best known for his love of Doctor Who; his enormous appetite for Roast Potatoes; and singing randomly anything that comes into his head. He has earned the nickname “High Stephen” on account of being rather tall.

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Anna Armstrong (Teaching Assistant)

For the past year Anna has been working as an Intern for Portswood Church alongside her work as a teaching assistant at a local school. Anna is also a part of the Student Team here and has a particular niche in the area of fun and games. As someone who loves being outdoors she really enjoyed her trips to Norway during the past two summers.

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Jane Mitchell (Associate Rep, Nurse)

Jane graduated in Nursing from Southampton Uni in July 2006, and has worked as a nurse at Southampton General ever since. She has been involved with SotonNAVS since 2003, and has been part of the NAVs teams to Norway & Latvia on numerous occasions. Jane became an Associate Representative in September 2009. She has a passion in getting along side others and seeing people grow in their faith. Jane is a big fan of period dramas, walks in the countryside and is addicted to tea!

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Pieter van Leeuwen (Associate Rep, Navigational Guru)

Pieter is a Navigator Rep working in Southampton amongst students in his spare time. He and his wife Suzanne both did the Connect programme in Southampton back in the days when it wasn’t even called Connect! Pieter’s great passion is Philosophy, Apologetics and interacting with students about big spiritual questions.

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023 8055 8800

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