Ricky is our Co-Founder & Chief Executive and has been leading the work of Street Connect since it began in 2013.
Ricky also ran an outreach for a church in Ilford previously and has been involved in similar activities since 2011. His personal background of facing challenging times, further equips him to empathise and understand our client group at a deeper level. His God inspired vision to see people set free from a variety of life controlling issues and the local church being empowered to reach the lost is what continues to drive and motivate him and the organisation.
Head of Business Development
Andrew has been with Street Connect since 2017.
Andrew joined the organisation in 2017, originally as a Trusts and Grants Fundraiser, then as Business Manager, General Manager and now in his present role as Head of Business Development. Andrew has a wealth of experience working for a local authority and was also previously a missionary in Uruguay, supporting people in real need. He works closely with Ricky, our Chief Executive, to implement the vision of the organisation; leading, developing and maintaining control of the Business Support, Fundraising/Income Generation & Marketing functions.
Julie is our Co-Founder and has been involved since its conception in 2013.
The vision for the work began out of Julie’s passion to see a work developed amongst women on the streets of Glasgow city centre. The work grew beyond just women, but her heart to see women set free from a variety of life controlling issues has seen her progress from Women’s Support Worker to her current role. Julie is part of our operational management and leadership teams and leads the Operations Team of the organisation. She is also involved in the development of our new partnership projects.
Business Support Manager
Iain joined Street Connect in 2017.
Iain leads our Business Support Team and is part of our operational management and leadership teams. His role covers a variety of aspects of the business side of the organisation, including management of IT, HR, finance and data, as well as responsibility for risk, GDPR, website maintenance and development, oversight of volunteers and many other aspects around our Head Office in Glasgow city centre.
Fundraising & marketing manager
Anne has been part of the Street Connect staff team since 2017.
Anne joined Street Connect in 2017, originally as a Trusts and Grants Fundraiser, then General Fundraiser and then as Income Generation Development Coordinator. Anne has significant experience gained from working for a social enterprise in fundraising & communications and was also previously a missionary in Brazil, supporting people in favelas and rural deprivation. Anne supports our fundraising strategy, coordinating the work on trusts and grants, statutory funding (including tendering opportunities) and the development of social enterprise initiatives.
Deputy Operations Manager
David joined the Street Connect staff team in 2020.
David works with our team in Paisley and works closely with our Operations Manager. He has worked with people with life controlling problems for 17 years, including leading a group of volunteers on the Teen Challenge bus in Paisley for a number of years, leading ‘ICTHUS’ support group and a drop-in cafe.
Stephen joined the Street Connect staff team in 2023.
Having had a successful business career for 18 years, Stephen entered Christian ministry in 2004. After serving as Assistant Pastor in a congregation in Motherwell, he and his family spent the following 12 years (2006-2018) ministering in two congregations in Essex and East Sussex, England. Having returned to Scotland, he has ministered to marginalised communities within Glasgow City Mission, Church of Scotland Priority Areas, served as a Chaplain within Scottish Prison Service, and is Chairman of a Street Connect Partnership Charity, Connect2 Teen Challenge Forth Valley.
Adam joined the Street Connect staff team in 2020.
Adam was originally on an internship with Street Connect since mid-2019 and has shown a real compassion, empathy and enthusiasm for the people we help, moving to Auxiliary Project Worker before moving to be Community Recovery Development Worker and now in his current role. Adam has experienced a profound transformation in his own life and is very passionate in his desire to help other people achieve this in their lives.
Craig has been with Street Connect since 2017.
Craig originally joined the organisation as an outreach worker in 2017, becoming a Project Coordinator in 2018 for both Glasgow city centre street outreach activities and launching our project in Clydebank. His current position now allows Craig to devote more time to supporting those in need, utilising the vast experience he has from running outreach activities in Clydebank, previously with Teen Challenge, for over 10 years.
Women's Support Coordinator
Fiona joined the Street Connect Operations Team in 2021.
Fiona brings a wealth of experience to Street Connect from her previous roles in social work and family care, previously managing a team of Child Protection social workers supporting children and families experiencing difficulties.
Trusts & Grants Fundraiser
Eva joined the Street Connect staff team in 2022.
Eva brings experience as a business development manager in a SME and has previously run her own business. As well as her role as Trusts & Grants Fundraiser, Eva also volunteers with Street Connect at our project in Greenock. Her passion is to help people break the chains of addiction and see their lives transformed by the redeeming power of Jesus Christ.
Trusts & Grants Fundraiser
Callum joined Street Connect in 2023.
Having successfully completed a 6-month internship as a Support Assistant, covering Business Support and Fundraising, Callum is now in his new role. A graduate in 2022 from the University of Glasgow, with an MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development, Callum has a keen interest in Scotland’s third sector and is looking forward to contributing towards Street Connect’s mission.
Chloe joined the Street Connect team in 2021.
With voluntary experience working with human trafficking and domestic violence organisations, Chloe has a passion for seeing people reform their lives and finding hope for their future. Chloe is part of the communications team, helping to realise our goals and vision.
Business Support Officer
David joined the Street Connect team in 2021.
David is part of our Business Support Team based in our Glasgow city centre headquarters. He has years of experience as a Contracts Manager within the construction industry and latterly was self-employed for several years running his own retail business. He says, “I build Excel spreadsheets for fun”
Business Support Officer
Laura joined Street Connect in 2023.
Laura brings extensive experience in a broad range of business administration and training across the public, private, and third sector, as well as running her own sole trader business. Her previous roles have been involved in banking, recruitment, ministry of defence, emergency service projects and latterly charity administration and funding. Laura’s life is a testimony to the ongoing transforming power and renewal found in a life with Jesus.
partnership and Volunteer Support Worker
Pamela re-joined Street Connect in 2020.
Pamela previously worked with Street Connect before returning to bible college at Glo for 1 year. After Bible College she spent another year working for Teen Challenge, at their woman’s centre Hope House. Pamela will be supporting our Church Partners and Volunteers, as well as being involved in Street Outreach work at our various hubs.
Lee joined Street Connect in 2020.
Lee, who previously worked at The Haven Kilmacolm, has joined Street Connect to help support our male participants and will be involved in Street Outreach and work at our project locations. Lee has an amazing testimony of being set free from drugs and passionately shares his testimony to help others.
Jane joined the Street Connect team in 2020.
Jane had been serving as a Volunteer at both the Glasgow Outreach Cafe and the Clydebank project before joining our staff team. Jane comes with a wealth of experience behind her, as she herself struggled for many years with Addiction before finding help and freedom in Jesus. Jane has also gained invaluable experience whilst working with the Scottish Drug Forum and working as a volunteer with Teen Challenge Strathclyde on the Clydebank bus.
Martin joined Street Connect in 2022.
In his role, Martin has been involved in our Recovery Groups in Clydebank, Govan and Greenock. Martin Completed Teen Challenge Leadership Academy in Nottingham in 2021 where he discovered a real transformation was possible after a life struggling with addiction. Martin values a community that reaches out to the most vulnerable in society and is passionate about helping people to become the best versions of themselves.
Ruth joined Street Connect in 2023.
Having previous served with Street Connect in a volunteering capacity for over a year, Ruth has now joined the staff team. With a background in Occupational Therapy and working as a Community Pastor in Paisley for a decade, she has long-term relationships in the community with individuals and families so will be a great asset.
Sharon joined the Street Connect staff team in 2022.
Before taking up her role as Outreach Worker, she initially undertook an internship with Street Connect. Sharon is a testimony to the transformative power of biblical values and discipleship through her own recovery journey, finishing the Teen Challenge Leadership Academy, then working in Hope House woman’s rehab and finishing Horizon Life training centre (leaving with an impressive 9 qualifications).
Ruth joined the Street Connect staff team in 2023.
Prior to joining Street Connect Ruth worked as a Women and Family Worker for a church in Glasgow. An integral part of her role there involved engaging with people in the local community. Ruth has always had a heart for the marginalised and most vulnerable members of society – whether it be in Glasgow or overseas. For the past 11 years Ruth has made regular trips to Uganda to work with vulnerable mums from a slum community, many of whom struggle with addiction. Ruth has a background is Primary School Teaching, and she is currently doing a Diploma in Counselling.
Jeff joined the Head Office team in 2022.
Jeff is a real asset around our Head Office, ensuring it is kept clean and tidy. He is a true living example of the transformative power of Jesus; now in recovery he is completely changed as a person and always eager to lend a hand. As well as working with Street Connect, Jeff is also a faithful volunteer at The Wild Olive Tree cafe and Glega Roasters coffee roastery, both of which have a similar mission to help the disadvantaged in society.