FACES is volunteer-led partnership. Our working group of 10 includes representatives from various Christian and Muslim organisations in Luton.
Tony Thompson (FACES co-chair) – Pastor, Hope Church Luton; Executive, Churches Together in Luton
Tony is an ordained, long standing, church leader in Luton and serves on the executive of Churches Together in Luton. Tony leads Hope Church Luton, which is heavily involved in working in the local community, and brings together people from many different nations.
Rehana Faisal (FACES co-chair) – Chair, Lantern
Rehana is a scholar with the Centre of Expertise for Child Sexual Abuse, is involved in various local initiatives and teaches at a Mosque. Rehana is Chair of Governors at Challney High School for Girls and consults with local authority on several issues including Islamophobia.
Melissa Llewellyn – Development Worker, FACES
Melissa coordinates and delivers our projects. She works with several other local charities and is experienced in managing community projects, fundraising and facilitation. Melissa is passionate about supporting people facing hardship and faith-based work.
Dr Lucie Shuker – Director, Youthscape Centre for Research
Lucie Shuker is Director of Research at Youthscape, leading a range of research projects exploring youth work and young people’s lives. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire where she previously conducted research around child sexual exploitation, and a Visiting Research Fellow at London School of Theology.
Sufian Sadiq – Chair, Discover Islam
Sufian is a talented teacher with extensive management experience. He is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and is the Director of Teaching School for Chiltern Learning Trust. He holds various posts within the voluntary sector in Luton, these include Trustee roles in Discover Islam Luton, Luton Town Football Club Community Trust, Culture Trust, Luton Foodbank and Working Options.
Ruth Robbs – CEO, Azalea
Ruth Robb is CEO of Azalea and leads and writes global consultations on community solutions around commercial sexual exploitation. Ruth is especially inspired by the emergence of new projects and brings over 30 years of professional experience.
Peter Adams – Director, St Mary’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation
Sujel Miah – Luton Council of Mosques
Zaffar Iqbal – Manager, Inspire FM radio
Tanver Munir – Luton Sunni Council of Mosques
To contact us about our work and to get involved, please contact our Development Worker Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.