Derby City Mission is pleased to announce that Elle Warrener-Davis will be joining DCM as our Managing Director.

Welcoming Elle’s appointment, Nigel Town, Chair of DCM’s Trustees, commented: “I am delighted that Elle has stepped forward for this new role. Her experience in operational and financial matters crucial to our work will make her an invaluable addition to our team. DCM Trustees and I look forward to working with Elle as she takes up this important leadership position, making an impact for good in the City of Derby. I am also deeply grateful for the invaluable work of our DCM staff team, keeping our vital ministries on track throughout recent months, whose efforts Elle will be supporting and building upon.”

Elle brings substantial experience, drawn from both commerce and the public sector, as well as the charity sector. Most recently, she has been a senior leader at Burton YMCA, a Christian charity which serves in the areas of youth, disadvantage and homelessness, helping to steer them through the challenging pandemic period.

Commenting on her move, Elle said:

 “Ever since I began working in the charity sector, I have been passionate about growing and developing organisations to benefit individuals and communities. DCM’s mission of “Transforming Lives Together” expresses so well my own heart for walking alongside people, wherever they are in life, and opening up opportunities. I have also strived to champion fairness and equality wherever I have worked. I look forward to seeing first-hand how DCM’s ministries impact our City. I will value the support of all your partners, networks of churches and volunteers, as I seek to work with the DCM team for greater sustainability and impact.”

Elle and her family worship at New Life Church, Normanton, Derby. Her new role with DCM starts on 27th June 2022.

DCM continues to work with a range of statutory and local government bodies and agencies, as well as churches and is committed to our mission of bringing God’s love and hope into lives in our City.

Elle Warrener-Davis - Derby City Mission Managing Director 2022

A Little More About Elle! 

"You have things in your hand – gifts - that are not for you. You are just a vessel that God will use for others."

"You are going to be a light in the workplace and to the people, you meet"

"You will minister to those who are hurting, and minister to the needy"

These words were prophesied over me by different Christians as I began my journey of faith in God. As an eager new follower, I was immediately expectant for the evidence of how these words would be demonstrated. That was in 2013. God’s timing is perfect. I have come to see that God has been preparing me since then with even more experience, knowledge and skills in order to be ready for my new role here at Derby City Mission. And most importantly in living out His love for those who are broken, hurting and in need. My passion is to see lives touched by the power of God in a unique way which is personal to each individual. So that each person knows fully, without a doubt, that God has His hand on them, truly loves them, and sees them like no one else could ever do. As He did and continues to do with me. We serve a relational God who knows us fully and longs for us to fully know Him. I am humbled and privileged to be appointed into this new role as Managing Director of Derby City Mission. I am looking forward to serving with our wonderful staff team, and partnering with local churches and supporters. Together we can reach out to show the love of God in Derby; meeting individual needs in a practical way while proclaiming the gospel of Jesus for eternal hope.

You never ‘switch off' from being a Christian believer. But God does tell us to nourish our bodies and minds. So, I do enjoy trying out new hobbies and interests when I can. But mainly, I like getting out in the fresh air, walking in the Peak district or even just locally with Kai my Rottie (who is 9 years old now). I love to read, and also write poetry.

I have been married to Trevor Davis for 7 years. Come to New Life Church in Normanton and you will know him. He has been welcoming people into those doors for over 20 years! When we got married I gained 3 stepchildren and 2 grandchildren too. So, I was a new wife, and a new mum and granny all at the same time! ‘God will give you back the years that the locust has eaten’ was also spoken over me and I can testify that God is true to His word! - Elle