Trustees

The Most Revd Dr Jerome Lloyd

Chairman

Antiochene Occidental Orthodox

Father Jerome as he is more commonly known in the city of Brighton & Hove is the Provost and Administrator of the Brighton Oratory. He has been the Chair of Brighton & Hove Faith in Action since 2019.

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Mr Simon Lewis

Vice Chair

CityCoast Church

Simon is a co-founder of BHFA and a leader of City Coast Church, where he has been involved as a team member for a street feeding programme, the management of CityCoast Centre and community projects run by the church.

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Mr Rik Child

Treasurer and Secretary

Brighton Vineyard Church

Rik studied chemistry at Oxford and began his career in research and environmental issues. He opened and ran the first Brighton & Hove Green Party office in the city and campaigned during the 1999 Election and was elected to the Council forming the first Green Group.

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Mr Sabri Ben Ameur

Vice Chair

Vice Chair Brighton Muslim Forum

Sabri is Vice Chair of the Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum a non-profit organisation hoping to serve the religious, social, and cultural needs of the Brighton & Hove Muslim Community. BHMF’s primary aim is to provide support and weekend activities for Muslim children and to work and assist with projects for Muslim women.

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Ms Fiona Sharpe

Trustee

Jewish Representative Council

Fiona is a Communities Consultant for the Sussex Jewish Representative Council (SJRC) which provides a central contact point for all Jewish organisations in Sussex. SJRC is affiliated to the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

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Rabbi, Dr Andrea Zanardo

Trustee

Reformed Synagogue

Rabbi Dr Andrea Zanardo was one of the founders of the first Reform Congregation in Italy in the 1990s. Right from an early age he took great pleasure in synagogue life and as a result he decided to make it his vocation. Therefore he began the journey from University lecturer in Social History to Rabbi.

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The Venerable Martin Lloyd Williams

Trustee

Archdeacon of Brighton & Lewes

After studying theology at Oxford and Bristol, Martin was formerly Rector of St Michael’s Without in the city centre of Bath for seventeen years and Rural Dean of Bath for four years before his appointment to the Diocese of Chichester as the first Archdeacon of Brighton & Lewes in 2014.

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Ms Dina Abadeir

Trustee

St Mary and St Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church

Dina is a Coptic Christian and holds a degree in psychology and two diplomas in children and young people’s mental health and challenging behaviours. Dina is also a qualified teaching assistant and Sunday school teacher having been active in these areas for 17 years.

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Mr Steve Horne

Trustee

Emmanuel Church, Brighton & Hove

Steve’s background is in paediatric nursing and he trained at Great Ormond Street working specifically in neurology. Steve later moved to Brighton in 1996, working with disabled and ventilated young people, helping them to access education and independent living. Steve is married with four children.

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