Ruth Subash

Deputy Director

Ruth grew up in Cumbria on the west coast and then in Carlisle. After finishing her A Levels she took a gap year. She spent a few months volunteering at the Henry Martyn Institute, Hyderabad, Southern India and she fell in love with the country. Ruth went on to study a MA in Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh. As part of her degree she spent the third year studying interfaith relations, Islam and Urdu at HMI. Ruth had a great time in India and it confirmed her love for the country. Ruth completed her final year in Edinburgh an following her graduation she got married in Chennai. Ruth worked as a teaching assistant in Carlisle and then Croydon and found a love for working with children with special educational needs. Ruth began working for TCfR as Development Officer in November 2020 and become the Deputy Director in Summer 2023. Ruth’s role is varied and involves helping to run the organisation and find funding.

Melissa Wheeler

Administration and Community Engagement Support Officer

Melissa is from Indiana, USA and has been a Pagan for many years and runs the local Lindum Circle and volunteers for The Pagan Federation England and Wales. She is a volunteer Chaplain at the University of Lincoln. Melissa began working for TCfR ad Administration and Community Engagement Support Officer. This role involves the daily administration of the organisation, supporting the planning of events, room bookings etc as well as Supporting Subash in connecting with communities and growing the work and reach of TCfR. Melissa is very into her crafts and very talented in this area and she will be utilising this skill and talent within Children of the World and future projects.

Rev. John Philip Carter

Director of Education

John is responsible for Developing and growing the Faith and Believe Awareness Programme and Cultural Awareness Programme. His remit he is responsible for setting up and managing a Multi-Faith library and bookshop within the new TCfR space and Multifaith Centre, in the Lincoln Unitarian Chapel. John starts his job in January 2024.

Casmir Maazure

Project, Impact and Organisational Development Lead

Dr Casmir Maazure associate lecturer in University of Lincoln. For the past 14 years and has worked in an university environment, assuming various roles ranging from teaching, management, counselling, and other services that support students. Casmir also has experience in fix-term project management roles, planning and implementing organisational strategies and years of experience training teachers to take-up teaching profession. He also has extensive experience performing research and analysis advising leaders of public sector organisations on information technology and creativity in design. Casmir is also The Faith Advisor to the University of Lincoln