The Centre is a charitable company limited by guarantee, governed by a board of Trustees.
Company Number: 5848143 Charity Number: 1121648
John Deacon is the Chair of Trustees. After graduating in Theology, he has worked with homeless people for almost 20 years. John’s interest in community organising began when he worshipped at St Martin’s Plaistow – one of the founding members of The East London Citizens Organisation (TELCO), the first chapter of Citizens UK.
Sister Josephine Canny is CTC’s Chaplain. She is a member of the English Province of the Oblates of the Assumption and has worked extensively in schools. She was London Citizens’ 2007 Leader of the Year, because of her work in engaging Trinity Catholic High School in community organising.
The Revd Vanessa Conant is the Team Rector of Walthamstow, and has led her congregation into renewal and growth by harnessing the potential of community organising, when it is rooted in theological reflection and prayer. Prior to training for ordination and becoming a priest, Vanessa worked in fundraising for Crisis and Christian Aid in London.
Pastor Cecilia Dewu is the Pastor of On The Rock International Ministries, and co-chair of Barking and Dagenham Citizens. Her east London congregation is pioneering Pentecostal engagement in congregational development through community organising, as part of CTC’s William Seymour Project.