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.
Reverend Paul Cowley MBE Founder of Caring for Ex-Offenders
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 has recently been appointed Bishops' Advisor to Prisons and in 2015, was awarded an MBE from Her Majesty the Queen 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 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 is also involved in training new volunteer team members and supporting mentors as they provide invaluable support to those leaving prison.
Sophie joined the team because she saw a need for society to step up and help the least, the last and the lost of our communities and believes that CFEO equips and empowers people to do this.
Sophie is responsible for Holy Trinity Brompton's Social Transformation activity, of which CFEO is a part. She is also involved in training new volunteer team members.
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 the 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.