The Revd Steve Holt


Steve has been ordained in the Anglican church since 2011. He currently serves as Priest in Charge of the Parish of Boultham. He is Anglican Chaplain to Lincoln University. Prior to ordination, Steve worked with the long term unemployed in Lincolnshire. Steve has a passion for social justice and equality for all people.

Dr Charles Shaw


Charles is from Lancashire and is a Universal Evangelical Minister and works within the Youth Sector. He is Chair of LCVYS and One East Midlands. A qualified Youth and Community Worker and Minister with Insurance experience and Post Graduate business and Management Education and a Past President of Lincoln Insurance Institute. He is passionate about the need for reconciliation and a just society. He has worked with youth and community service for four decades.

Peter Hill


Peter Hill has just retired after 35 years in the computer business, and is now spending more time with his interests - travelling around the UK on the railways, music, theatre, local history among others. He is the organist at a local church, and current treasurer to TCfR.

Abdul Siddiqui

Board of Director

Abdul was born and raised in Delhi. An IT professional with a degree in computer science. Abdul is very involved with the Mosque, Islamic education and the Mosque food bank.

Vera Icheke

Board of Director

Vera Icheke is a Pastor and Lecturer with degrees in Business. She has been in Christian ministry for several years and is a volunteer Chaplain at the University of Lincoln.

Professor Julian Stern

Board of Director

Julian Stern is a Professor of Education and Religion at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln. He was a schoolteacher for fourteen years, and has worked in universities around the country for even longer. He is President of the ISRS (the International Society for Research on Solitude), and is General Secretary of ISREV (the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values. He writes and teaches widely on educational and broader issues, including books on religious education, on spirituality, and on solitude.

Daphne Shaw

Board of Director

Daphne is a JNC professionally qualified youth and community worker with Social Welfare experience gained in Greater Manchester and Lincolnshire. She has worked in Family Support Services. She has four decades of experience in this sector. With a degree in Politics and Modern History and Diploma for Personal Advisors. Formerly a council member of the Institute of Social Welfare and Union representative. She worked as a Connexons Personal Adviser and Family Support Worker and in a range of public sector roles. She has four decades of experience in this sector.

Subash Chellaiah

Founder and Executive Director of TCfR (not a Board Member)

Subash was born in India and has degrees in Theology and Interfaith Relations. He has over two decades of experience of humanitarian work in the UK and India and has worked in the Chaplaincy filed for 10 years.

Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman

Board of Director

Dr. Mahfuzur Rahman is an Associate Professor at the University of Lincoln. His current academic and research interests are in the area of sustainability and innovation with a focus on emerging markets. Dr Rahman is also an Academic Adviser to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK.