10403007_10153153780932138_2773229390111133706_nNorth American Regional Secretary: Luciano Kovacs

Originally from Italy, currently living in New York, NY – Church Affiliation: Member of Waldensian Church (reformed) of Italy and senior friend of FGEI, the Italian SCM of WSCF Europe.

Luciano Kovacs, as the Regional Secretary, acts as the face of the Region, building partnerships with other ecumenical and justice-oriented groups, connecting the Region with the rest of the global Federation, and empowering the students within the member movements and local units, as well as overseeing the day-to-day business aspects of running a non-profit organization.

“SCM and WSCF have shaped my life in untold ways and are fully part of my identity. I was involved in SCM/WSCF as a student in the 1990’s at local, national and international levels. SCM gave me enormous tools to articulate the connections between faith and justice, to harness leadership skills and to be formed as an ecumenist. WSCF has been my international community, my church and my family ever since and continues to provide an important platform for my involvement in justice issues. I currently serve as one of the global staff of the federation and I provide some of the leadership I have learned through the WSCF! – Luciano Kovacs

North American Regional Intern: Vicky Gillon

Vicky Gillon will be working with the US Student Christian Movement Advisory Board and the WSCF-North America Regional Committee through the 2017/18 year. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL and currently attends school at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She will be assisting the North America Regional Executive Committee, SCM-USA and the WSCF-NA Board in implementing programs and events surrounding social, environmental and economic justice on both a local and global level. She is also hoping to be involved in fundraising, capacity and movement building, leadership training, and advocacy and solidarity – and looks forward to becoming more involved in the global WSCF movement.

North American Communications Coordinator: Michelle Both

Michelle Both joined WSCF-NA to support the North American Executive Staff & Regional Committee through implementing communications strategies, building the new website,  managing content, updating social media channels, and producing promotional materials for outreach, events and campaigns as needed.

She lives in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada and has a background in non-profit communications. She first became involved with SCM Canada in Toronto joining Pilgrimage of Resistance, retreats, and attending the G20 Prayer Vigil, and years later helped found Cahoots Festival.