Meet the team!
Art Network Co-Ordinator
Dohyun is based in London, supporting students from art and design universities here and across the UK who face many hard but exciting challenges as Christians in their creative fields. His role as Arts Network Coordinator is twofold. One part of his role is to help art and design students nationwide to link their faith with their subject area. The second part of his role is being the staff worker for arts universities in London and helping students to run their societies and do campus evangelism. Dohyun’s prayer is that arts students will turn their eyes from themselves and their desires to Christ, submit themselves in obedience and worship of our holy God, reflecting His image more and more. He prays that they are filled with the joy of Christ and share His Good News while serving others.
More info: https://www.artbaek.com/
Art Staff Worker - Scotland region
A (twice) graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Chris is a Glasgow-based guitar player that spends part of his time as a freelance musician and part of his time working with the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship. Originally from Edinburgh, Chris grew up benefitting from good local authority music initiatives and very supportive parents, before moving to Glasgow in 2012 to study jazz. Since then, Chris has been playing, recording and writing music under his own name and with others, as well as bringing to fruition his unique 5-string theorbed tenor guitar.
Whilst a student at the RCS, Chris benefitted enormously from the small Christian Union, where he was helped to think deeply about what creativity is, why it’s worth doing, and where it fits in the LORD’s world. Writers like Francis Schaeffer have helped persuade Chris of the beauty, dignity and robust reliability of the Christian worldview, and with that conviction Chris continues to work alongside students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Glasgow School of Art, and across the country as part of the UCCF Art and Music Networks.
More info here: www.chrisamer.com
CU Staff Worker -South West region.
Millie grew up in Essex and first heard the gospel through her Christian family and the local church she attended all her pre-adult life. She is really thankful to look back over the years and see God’s faithfulness and that, even in her turbulent teenage years, God’s love and grace was steady and faithful even when she was not.
Millie studied Fine Art at the Arts University Bournemouth where she became really involved with the CU. God used this time, her local church and serving at her CU to really expose those places where she was not trusting Him and the double living she had become so used to. Millie is so thankful for the way the Lord used being a part of the CU in her own walk to bring her to know Him more, and thinks it is such a privilege that she gets to see Him at work in students now.
Millie is thrilled to be involved with CU ministry again and getting alongside students in Falmouth as they share the gospel on campus. Millie’s prayer is that they would grow in love and knowledge of the Lord Jesus, and that their love for Him and their friends would make sharing the gospel something they are really excited about.
Millie loves swimming in the sea, chatting, drinking tea and painting the nails of anyone who will let her. She lives in Falmouth with her sister, who is the coolest person she knows.
Arts Staff Worker -Wales region
The first time I went to university, I was a very young Christian just trying to find my feet and my faith in a new and scary environment (let me assure you that it’s a big step up from rural Carmarthenshire to the bustling city of Cardiff!!). As I reflect on my time as a bright-eyed 19 year old, I am so very thankful for the work of UCCF and in particular the Arts Network for investing in me and helping me to develop the confidence to engage well with my practice and studies, as well as helping me to see my fundamental need to grow in my love and worship of God and to share this with others.
University can be a stressful time, especially within the Arts and Humanities where you are presented with constant questions about that which shapes the very core of your identity, on top of high levels of coursework and critical engagement with the big questions circling our culture. However, it is also such an amazing time of growth, of insight and of learning to engage robustly with your peers about matters of faith and meaning. It is therefore my immense privilege to begin working with Art students in Cardiff, and to help students to navigate this landscape! I am excited to be part of God’s work within the Arts in Cardiff, seeing the Gospel spread across Arts campuses and seeing students equipped to share their faith and live radically for Christ.
It would mean ever so much if you would consider partnering alongside me, in any way that you are able, as I undertake this work.