The full time staff members based at HTB are supported by other members of the team involved in Prison Chaplaincy, Safeguarding and wider Social Action including homelessness and Debt Advice.
Founder Bio: Reverend Paul Cowley MBE
Paul founded Caring for Ex-Offenders in answer to the need for the Church to support ex-offenders on release from prison and equip them to reintegrate into society. Paul served in the army for 17 years before becoming an ordained minister in the Church of England. He has 20 years’ experience of working with people inside and outside prison and with socially excluded and vulnerable adults. Paul is Bishops' Advisor to Prisons in London and in 2015 was awarded an MBE for services to ex-offenders.
Leah joined the CFEO team because she felt drawn to get involved in the frontline work of fighting for people who are disempowered and of helping the church change society.
Leah is the Manager of CFEO and is responsible for running the department and managing the activity at Holy Trinity Brompton and around London. She oversees the development of new resource materials for churches, and helps to train new volunteer team members and support mentors as they provide invaluable support to those leaving prison and seeking to make a change in their lives.
Luke joined the CFEO team after having volunteered with chaplaincy in prisons and serving as a CFEO mentor. He has a passion for social justice, and for people knowing that they matter, no matter what.
Luke is a Caseworker for CFEO and is responsible for connecting individuals from prison to a supportive community based in a church. He liaises with Chaplaincy, Probation and other support services as well as the individual to provide tailored support, and to walk alongside people reintegrating into the community.
CFEO Relationships Coordinator
Charlotte joined the CFEO team because she strongly believes in the transformative power of a loving church community, and she wants to be a part of making that a reality for those who are the most lost within our society.
As Relationships Coordinator for CFEO, Charlotte is the point of contact for churches who want to get involved in supporting ex-offenders. She organises CFEO's training days and other support to churches. Charlotte also works with the HTB Homeless Shelter, serving a community of over 100 homeless and precariously housed individuals.
Lauren became a part of the CFEO team because of her desire to help those that society has forgotten and given up on. She has always had a passion for supporting the underdog and helping them thrive.
Lauren is a Caseworker for CFEO and works alongside our service users to access support in their local community. Often, people have lost self-belief and Lauren loves to see individuals develop confidence and ambition and achieve personal goals, especially with the odds stacked against them.