The role of the Board of Trustees is to govern Wellsprings Together Bradford by establishing its policies and objectives and to ensure the legal duties of the Charity, its finances and operations are carried out properly. Below you can find out more about our Trustees. 

   Toby Howarth, Chair 

Toby Howarth is Area Bishop of Bradford in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds. He came to Bradford from serving as Inter Religious Affairs Secretary to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Prior to that, he was a vicar at a church in Birmingham with a thriving community project and Inter Faith Adviser to the Bishop of Birmingham. Toby holds a PhD in Islamic Preaching the research for which he conducted while living in India. 

   Denise Poole, Vice Chair 

Denise Poole is currently Chaplain to the Bishop of Bradford. She grew up in Hackney, East London where she discovered God’s love and grace. She now lives and works in inner city Bradford. Denise has a background in adult education and community development. Ordained in 1993, she worked as Chaplaincy Coordinator at Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust, developing a Spiritual Care team to include people of different faiths.

Denise has been instrumental in setting up and supporting a range of church projects in multicultural, multi-faith areas, addressing poverty, community fragmentation and exclusion. She is a consultant to Bradford Churches for Diversity and Dialogue (BCDD) and a member of the Presence and Engagement working group of the Church of England. 

    Terry Henry

Terry is a Church Minister working locally in Heaton and across Bradford. He has a background in Engineering, and in the financial services industry, where he had over 8 years’ experience in strategic human resource management. He also has over 15 years’ experience in management consultancy, working extensively in the public and private sectors and also in the voluntary sector. Terry has a BA (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Leicester and an MBA from the University of Bradford. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD), and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. He is married to Meg and they have three delightful children. He joined the WTB Board in 2015 with a focus on helping to identify and alleviate the causes of poverty, social inequality and social injustice.

 

      Sarah Hinton

Sarah lives in West Bowling, an inner city area of Bradford where she leads a  growing community focused charity, Shine West Bowling. She was a Health Visitor in Bradford for 10 years and spent 9 years living in Zimbabwe where she established a charity for those with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

She loves living in an ethnically diverse area and is passionate about churches working alongside the marginalised in our society. Sarah is married to Jimmy, has three nearly adult children and can sometimes be spotted on a tandem named Tallulah.

   Jonathan Miles

Jon is Development Manager for Church Urban Fund, working on most things to do with setting up, running and developing Together partnerships across the country, including help with governance, planning, recruitment of workers, supporting workers and trustees, network meetings and gatherings. He has a background in regeneration and community development work, and experience working in the private, public and charity sectors, as well as involvement in a range of church-based initiatives.

 

   Mark Waddington

Mark was born and brought up in Bradford and is the social responsibility officer for the Bradford area of the Diocese of Leeds. 

He has a background in public service broadcasting at the BBC where he trained and worked for most of the time as a TV producer. He has been a director on Songs of Praise, Children in Need and many news programmes. For a period he was also the national voice of BBC One.

In 2010 he made an intentional career change wanting to return to the North to work in community development. His first project was with Oblong Leeds Ltd to re-launch the Woodhouse Community Centre as an asset transfer from Leeds Council.  He has also instigated a number of community based film projects with Catholic schools, particularly in Keighley.

Mark is passionate about creativity and team work, particularly with an eye for communications. He is married to Deborah and has a son, Joshua.