About us

Meet the team

Restore has a huge team of over 120 volunteers.  These wonderful volunteers are at the heart of Restore’s work, and we simply would not be able to deliver our befriending service without them.  We’re extremely grateful for all the work our volunteers do, and cannot thank them enough!  If you want to find out more about joining our team of volunteer befrienders, click here.

The Restore Volunteer Management Committee:

Our volunteer management committee lead the work of Restore, set strategic direction and manage finances.  The committee members are:

Mauricio Silva (Chair), Josephine Houghton, Frank Cole, Judy Coulson (Treasurer), James Ashley, Elizabeth Baker, Nahla Ibrehim, Fikrie Sinku, Nana Opong and Lee Cartwright.


The  Restore staff team:

Restore Manager: Jeremy Thompson

Befriending Co-ordinator and Lead Befriending Women’s Worker: Catherine Bridgwood

Befriending Men’s Worker: Andy Ferrari

Befriending Women’s Worker: Nicole Gilmore

Communications & Administrative Officer:  Samitha Liyanage


The Trustees of Birmingham Churches Together:

Roman Catholic Archbishop: Most Revd Bernard Longley
Anglican Bishop: Rt Revd David Urquhart
Free Churches Moderator: Revd Ian Howarth
Chair of Restore: Mauricio Silva
Revd David Ellis, Revd Steven Faber and Revd Jenny Tomlinson

Treasurer: Katarzyna Jolliffe

We are extremely grateful for the significant contribution of Restore’s Management Committee members, the committed service of over 120 volunteers involved in Restore’s work and for the governance of BCT Trustees.

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