Rachel Sharpe - Director of Partnerships

Rachel joined CUF in December 2016.  Over the past few years she’s worked for a Christian meditation charity as Director of Development and as Head of Strategy for a global energy consultancy which most recently took her to Iran.  A couple of years ago she also spent time in Kolkata working for Mother Teresa’s home for the dying and taught primary school children in a slum outside the city. Rachel is passionate about the restoration of contemplative practice to Christianity and the relationship between interior transformation and social change. In her spare time, she is working on the development of a meditation project in the Cotswolds and loves to practice yoga. Rachel has an MBA from Kingston Business School and is part-way through a Master’s in Sustainable Development.

Anna Jay - Programme Director, Events

Anna joined CUF in October 2017 to lead the event fundraising programme. She lives in Cornwall and joined from the Eden Project where she was Major Donor and Campaigns Manager and prior to that she spent 14 years in Executive Search, leading on senior appointments for charities and local authorities on a national basis. When she’s not travelling between Cornwall and London, Anna spends her time in Newquay on her surf board or leading various community projects. Anna is a member of the Institute of Fundraising.

Samuel Low – Operations Manager

Samuel joined CUF in late 2015 from Macmillan Cancer Support where he worked in their Corporate Partnerships Department. He is responsible for managing and formulating the strategic organisational processes for CUF and the Joint Ventures across England, as well as managing the database and high-value project support. He enjoys the outdoors, fishing and kayaking, and holds a BA (Hons) from The University of Southampton. 

Tim Burton-Jones – Communications Officer

Tim started at CUF in 2016 after spending a year working as a Communications Officer for CUF’s Near Neighbours programme. Before that he studied Religion in the Contemporary World at King’s College London. He enjoys fiction in all its forms (but mostly the West Wing), and shouting at the TV when Liverpool are playing. He lives in south London with his wife.

Trudy Adjrah – Head of Supporter Development

Trudy has worked at Church Urban Fund since 2013, and has worked in fundraising for over 10 years, across a range of disciplines. She has a Certificate in Fundraising Management and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising.

Elieshia Hinds – Database and Supporter Services Officer

Elieshia has worked for Church Urban Fund since 2014 and is fairly new to fundraising.  She has worked in various retail companies and a mega UK church.  Elieshia is a wife, mother of 3 and has over 10 years’ experience in data management and customer services.