Our Staff
Jet Jones - Director of Regeneration and Community Transformation

Jet is an Assemblies of God minister and in addition to fifteen years’ of ministerial experience, seven of which have been as a Senior Leader, Jet has a proven track record as a Family Pastoral Care Worker, Project Manager, Youth Director and Fundraiser.

Jet has led a number of successful faith-based community projects and social enterprise programmes working with underprivileged and marginalised people.  She led a variety of projects such as 'Create' – a £150,000 Lottery Funded project working with young people in the creative arts. She also established the ‘Rising from the Rubble’ coffee shop in Coventry Cathedral which provides training and employment for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts.

Jet is now the CEO of ‘Together for Change’ and is experienced in delivering training programmes across the private, public and non-profit sectors, having worked closely with social services, the Borough Council, local funders, schools, charities and churches. 

John Scouller - Transforming Communities Together Development Worker

John embarked on a career in social & economic regeneration with the Birmingham Inner City Partnership in the 1970's. He then worked for Warwickshire County Council, delivering various regeneration and EU-funded programmes, before becoming Head of Economy & Development. John took early retirement in 2010, and has been busy rejuvenating community facilities involving churches & others, as well as developing charities working with disadvantaged children, both in Warwickshire and Africa. John is now working for TFC on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will be responsible for supporting Jet Jones and advising clergy and churches by;

• Acting as a catalyst, and overseeing the development, delivery and monitoring of one or two major church-based regeneration initiatives.

• Overseeing delegated aspects of delivery of the theme-based approaches.

• Undertaking research relevant to the priorities of TFC, including web-based publicity of the research.

• Advising and overseeing smaller scale church-based community projects (under £20,000), including assessing all Church Urban Fund applications under £5,000 and Together For Change Small Grant Applications for up to £2,500.

Stacey Bains - Transforming Communities Development Officer in Warwick

Stacey is our Transforming Communities Development Officer in Warwick!

The primary focus of this role is to support and help resource the mission of the Anglican churches of Warwick and Budbrooke in reaching out to their communities in Warwick, and see the transformation of Warwick. The role will involve supporting and building the capacity of churches, people, local community groups (regardless of faith or no faith) and local Councils and statutory bodies who are tackling issues of poverty, deprivation and disadvantage in Warwick, in a significant, relevant, strategic and sustainable way.

Stacey currently worships at New Life Church in Warwick and is part of the leadership team whilst serving as Youth Pastor. She has a passionate faith and is eager to see God’s Kingdom come in her home town of Warwick…. which makes her perfect for this role! Stacey enjoys relationship building and partnership working and has a heart to see 'the Church' working together as one body. For the past 16 years Stacey has worked in the Arts & Heritage sector at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum on pioneering creative projects to engage communities. She enjoys spending time with friends, watching most sports and is interested in Politics, History, the Arts and current affairs.

If you are interested in finding out more about Stacey's new role here at TFC, then please do not hesitate to contact her on stacey.bains@covcofe.org

Jonah Birkett - Operations Administrator

Jonah is the part time Operations Administration officer and has particular responsibility for research, mapping of existing projects, media and comms. He has recently finished studying Popular Music and Worship at Nexus Institute of Creative Arts, Coventry. He is part of the worship team at his local church, Life Church Bedworth. He is a huge AFC Bournemouth fan and loves music, particularly Hip-Hop and Neo-Soul.

Matt Robinson - Fresh Start Coordinator

Hi! My name is Matt Robinson, and I'm the Fresh Start Coordinator at Together for Change. I was born and raised in Chester, and after studying Politics at Durham University I spent a year as an intern for a church up in Durham. One of my placements during this internship was with a charity called Action Language, who offer free English classes to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Newcastle. This sparked a passion in me to work with people from different backgrounds, and led to me volunteering as an English teacher at the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre once I moved here to work as an intern at the Cathedral.

Away from work, I'm a keen sportsman and enjoy playing football and tennis, as well as being one of the long-suffering supporters of Chester FC (recently relegated). I'm married to my lovely wife, Ellen, and we love going for walks together.

Rob and Helen Tebbatt - Family Link Workers in Binley

Rob and Helen are our Family Link Workers in Binley. They work between St. Bartholomew's Church of England Primary School and St. Bartholomew's church to improve the links between the two. More information can be found in our Family Link Worker section found here.  

Tristram Peattie - Family Link Worker in Willenhall

Tristram (Tris) is our Family Link Worker in Willenhall. Tris works between St. John the Divine church and Stretton Church of England Academy to improve the links between the two. More information can be found in our Family Link Worker section found here.

Sarah Folkes - Family Link Worker in Salford Priors

Hi, my name’s Sarah and I’m really excited about my new role at Salford Priors CofE Academy and St Matthews. I live with my husband, two daughters and Raffy our cat. I enjoy crafting, baking, running (and dancing in the kitchen!). A favourite recipe is a Malteser tray bake which my girls love help lick the spoons at the end. 

Rea Verdon - Family Link Worker in Foleshill

This new role is a big change from my original career, before I got married and started a family I trained to be an electrician and worked on building sites. Now I am a mum to three children and can be found making things, exploring outdoors or reading. I'm excited about this new season and can't wait to see what God has in store for me!

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