Our Trustees

David Lawson I am currently the Team Rector of the Benefice of Langelei in the Diocese of St Albans. I have been involved in interfaith and community work ever since I was ordained in Glasgow 38 years ago! I am currently co-chair of the Dacorum Interfaith Network and believe passionately that interfaith and community engagement are integral to contemporary Christian mission. 

David Lawson

I am currently the Team Rector of the Benefice of Langelei in the Diocese of St Albans. I have been involved in interfaith and community work ever since I was ordained in Glasgow 38 years ago! I am currently co-chair of the Dacorum Interfaith Network and believe passionately that interfaith and community engagement are integral to contemporary Christian mission. 

Phil Horner I am one of the Methodist ministers who covers the Luton area, including the High Town Methodist Church in High Town where GRASSROOTS is based. I was delighted to be invited to become a trustee of GRASSROOTS because I believe it has a significant role to play in drawing our diverse community together, whilst not losing the richness of this town's cultural and faith identity.

Phil Horner

I am one of the Methodist ministers who covers the Luton area, including the High Town Methodist Church in High Town where GRASSROOTS is based. I was delighted to be invited to become a trustee of GRASSROOTS because I believe it has a significant role to play in drawing our diverse community together, whilst not losing the richness of this town's cultural and faith identity.

Sheila Marsden I was born in Luton and went to Bury Park Church as a child and became a Christian in my teens. After leaving school I trained as a teacher in Derbyshire returning to Luton to start my career in Stopsley and later Maidenhall Junior. I want to support people who build relationships with others, who are genuine, committed and positive about living in community, promoting welcome harmony and dispelling fear. 

Sheila Marsden

I was born in Luton and went to Bury Park Church as a child and became a Christian in my teens. After leaving school I trained as a teacher in Derbyshire returning to Luton to start my career in Stopsley and later Maidenhall Junior. I want to support people who build relationships with others, who are genuine, committed and positive about living in community, promoting welcome harmony and dispelling fear. 

Linda Jones I am a Theology Advisor for CAFOD, which I have been involved with for a number of years. I have a deep interest in theological analysis and writing, education, children, the environment, disaster and humanitarian relief and poverty alleviation. The work of GRASSROOTS matches my interests perfectly, which has been a key motivation for me in becoming a trustee and supporting what it does.

Linda Jones

I am a Theology Advisor for CAFOD, which I have been involved with for a number of years. I have a deep interest in theological analysis and writing, education, children, the environment, disaster and humanitarian relief and poverty alleviation. The work of GRASSROOTS matches my interests perfectly, which has been a key motivation for me in becoming a trustee and supporting what it does.

Ruth Tetlow I have been working for the Faith Encounter Programme in Birmingham since 2007. We have initiated and developed the 12 week Faith Guiding course for people of all faiths. I’m an ecumenical Anglican and a member of the Progressive Christian Network. I’m inspired by the diversity of GRASSROOTS’ involvement with faith and justice issues in Luton.

Ruth Tetlow

I have been working for the Faith Encounter Programme in Birmingham since 2007. We have initiated and developed the 12 week Faith Guiding course for people of all faiths. I’m an ecumenical Anglican and a member of the Progressive Christian Network. I’m inspired by the diversity of GRASSROOTS’ involvement with faith and justice issues in Luton.

Gordon Slater I am a retired Certified Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser. I belong to the Methodist Church at Hinde Street in central London, where I am also a trustee of the West London Mission and its extensive social outreach work. I have been involved in peace and justice issues since my university days. I am happy to help to support the unique style of Grassroots' work in the community.

Gordon Slater

I am a retired Certified Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser. I belong to the Methodist Church at Hinde Street in central London, where I am also a trustee of the West London Mission and its extensive social outreach work. I have been involved in peace and justice issues since my university days. I am happy to help to support the unique style of Grassroots' work in the community.