Our team and trustees

Our staff

Winter Shelter

Storehouse and Café

Homeless Beanies

Juli Thompson CEO and Company Secretary
Soraya Overend Welfare Manager (food)
Cooking @ The Storehouse
Jo Hume Storehouse Manager
Rich Jones Homeless Beanies
To be appointed Welfare Manager
Diane Tyson Kitchen Manager
Andie Laidlaw Catering Assistant
Ben Clymo Communication and finance

Our volunteers

Along with our skilled and dedicated staff and trustees, a team of regular volunteers keep our café and warehouse operating at full capacity, and our wider team of 850 volunteers continue to make a huge difference to countless disadvantaged people in our community through our Winter Shelter provision. They bring great skills and qualities and work tirelessly throughout the year, showing a huge heart for the poor.

Our directors/trustees

The strength of our management team lies in the fact that they are all excellent and proactive volunteers on our winter shelter. They have first-hand experience of our guests’ complex needs and compassion to help, having put in hundreds of hours to support and care for them.

The team are representative of a wide range of professions and churches, and meet quarterly.

  • Gemma Basheran
  • David Butterfield
  • Roland Clark
  • John Hargreaves
  • Paul Holmes
  • Paul Reily

Registered details

Inn Churches is a registered company limited by guarantee #8242641 and a registered charity #1149792.

Registered Address: 116 Caledonia Street, Bradford, BD4 7BQ.

Auditor: Clarkson & Company Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers, Centre of Excellence, Hope Park, Trevor Foster Way, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 8HH.

Banker: Triodos Bank (Ethical Banking), Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AS.

Our planning team

Our planning team are the dedicated leads from our hosting churches who meet to plan the smooth running of the project.

Darren Starkey
All Saints Keighley, St Mark’s Keighley
Sandra Knowles
St Cuthbert’s Wrose
Joanna Allen
St Paul’s Manningham
Steven Treasure
All Saints Little Horton
Mollie Summerville
St Cuthbert’s and the First Martyrs
Sarah Hinton
St Stephen’s West Bowling
Kath Jarvis
Bolton Villas Family Church
June Hill
St John’s Great Horton
Sharon Hunt
St Winefred’s Wibsey
Lalla Hargreaves
Church on the Way
Paddy Spiller
St Mary’s and St Monica’s Bingley 
Lydia Drake
Shipley Baptist Church
Nick Conor
St Aiden’s Baildon
Bob Evans
St Matthew’s Wilsden
Harry Thogersen
The Light Church