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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Ian Dolby (Society President, 3rd Year Physics Student)

Ian is a passionate Physics student now entering his third year; in his spare time he enjoys cycling fast to feel the rush of the wind on his and works on various electrical and practical projects. He comes from Southampton, a place he would describe as being full of opportunities.

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Theresah Asare (Society Secretary)


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Izzy Cooper (Society Treasurer, 3rd Year Marine Biology & Oceanography Student)

Izzy has been a member of the group since the autumn of 2017. As well as having a passion for the natural world and the great outdoors she enjoys travelling, reading and being creative. Izzy also has a heart for supporting others and hopes to grow in faith while helping to see out the vision of the group.

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Stephen Hartwell (Administrator)

Having joined the group in 2011, Stephen graduated with a degree in English and History in Summer 2013 and went on to serve with the Connect programme. Stephen is now working full-time in Southampton. He 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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Tom Candy (Engineer)

Tom is an engineer, having progressed from Lego kits, he now works in an office designing roads. Tom’s natural habitat is the great outdoors: whether it’s running, walking, kayaking or climbing. He also enjoys a good board game and is the unofficial games coordinator for the group.

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Naomi Andrew (Maths PHD Student)


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Jane Mitchell (Associate Rep, Nurse)

Jane graduated with a Degree in Nursing from Southampton 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 for 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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Sarah Muskett

Sarah joined NAVS in 2013 at the start of her third of four years studying environmental science. Having unexpectedly moved back to Southampton after graduating she now splits her time between working at Basingstoke Borough Council, NAVS and English classes for international ladies. When she’s not cooking for hungry students or sorting out climate change, she can be found running or cycling around Southampton, or in search of some hills to hike up.

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