Who's who

Staff team

  • Amy Burns

    Amy Burns

    Writer and Editor / Regional Development Manager (North East)

    Prior to this role Amy has worked with youth and in communications and most recently was editor of an online magazine. She is also part of the leadership at her church. Amy is really keen to see Home for Good expand and develop in her local area.

  • Malini Colville

    Malini Colville

    Northern Ireland Lead

    Malini began her working life as a primary school teacher, and has led children’s ministry for over 20 years. She has had the privilege of adopting three children and is excited to see adoption and fostering be put on the Church’s agenda.

  • James Copeland

    James Copeland

    Business Development Manager

    James and his wife are foster carers. James gets excited about the potential of the church community to care for vulnerable children. Previously he has worked for a charity helping young people into employment, a central London church and the UN Refugee Agency.

  • Hannah Fillier

    Hannah Fillier

    Administrator and Enquiry Officer

    Hannah graduated in International Development. She worked with vulnerable children for 10 weeks in South Africa and spent four months as an intern at STOP THE TRAFFIK. Her family’s journey with fostering – and now adoption – began with Home for Good.

  • Rupert Garnett

    Rupert Garnett

    Regional Development Manager (South East)

    For ten years Rupert supported Further Education colleges around issues like youth unemployment and special educational needs. He has also worked as a youth leader in church and has a Master's in Theology, Politics and Faith-based Organisations.

  • Alice Green

    Alice Green

    Communications and Fundraising Co-ordinator

    Alice is a Modern Languages graduate, who has worked for a charity which works with young people affected by sexual exploitation. Her family are registered foster carers and she is passionate about lives being transformed and restored.

  • Phil Green

    Phil Green

    Chief Executive

    Phil is passionate about seeing the church inspired and resourced to live out the gospel and make a difference in society. He is chair of trustees of a little bit of HOPE, a charity that works in rural Uganda, and has been involved in Home for Good since the beginning.

  • Krish Kandiah

    Krish Kandiah

    Founder and Director

    Krish is passionate about helping the Church relate relevantly and faithfully to contemporary culture and about global, multi-cultural and church-based mission. He is president of London School of Theology, and is a husband, father, adopted dad and foster carer.

  • Jo King

    Jo King

    Regional Development Manager (London)

    Jo has worked as a social worker primarily within the looked after children service, fostering and adoption. She is passionate about seeing children and young people reach their full potential. Jo is passionate to reduce the number of children waiting for a family.

  • Kirsty McIntyre

    Kirsty McIntyre

    Head of Engagement

    Kirsty’s previous work has varied from prisons and churches to floristry. She loves seeing churches meet the needs of their communities. Kirsty is a trustee Restorative Practice UK and for An African Dream, which works with orphans, widows and pastors in rural Uganda.

  • James Rose

    James Rose

    Head of Operations

    James joined the team after 25 years in the automotive industry. He has two wonderful adopted daughters, and he is passionate that men are supported. He is on the leadership team of his church and been involved in youth work for more years than he cares to remember!

  • Lucy Smith

    Lucy Smith

    Scotland Lead

    Lucy previously worked with government in a variety of areas. She is active in her local church and is excited about working with others to develop and deliver the vision of Home for Good in Scotland.

  • Kathryn Thorp

    Kathryn Thorp

    Project Manager

    Kathryn has worked with children and young people in various ministry roles for the past 10 years. She is passionate about sharing the hope, love, generosity and grace of God with young people and excited to work with other Christians who are doing this.

  • Mark Walley

    Mark Walley

    Project Manager: Unaccompanied Minors

    Mark lives with his wife and son in Central London, where they're actively involved in their local church. He's previously worked in all different kinds of youth and community work. He's excited to see the church respond to the gospel by caring for the most vulnerable in society.

  • Jennifer Yates

    Jennifer Yates

    Head of Regional Development / Regional Development Manager (North West)

    Jennifer manages the Regional Development Managers, and works with champions and churches across the North West. She has a passion to see lives transformed in loving forever families, and loves to see church families play their part in demonstrating God's love.


  • Alan Charter

    Alan Charter

    Chair of Trustees

    Alan is a children's champion, foster carer and adoption advocate. He longs to see children thrive in families and as part of the family of God, pursuing that through the Global Children’s Forum, Children Matter! and Scripture Union England & Wales. He is a husband and a father of four, the youngest of whom is adopted, and, as foster carers, Alan and Claire have welcomed various children into their home. Alan was part of the conversation that led to, shaped, and birthed Home for Good, and is passionate about the vision – particularly about doing more to support adopters.

  • George Stylianides

    George Stylianides


    George leads the Financial Services, Risk and Regulatory practice in the UK and Financial Services Risk network in the Central Cluster for PwC. He has over 25 years of experience working with financial institutions in Europe and Asia, and has worked with global financial institutions to help build and implement the tools, models and working practices necessary to provide the insight to support strategic and operational decision making.

  • Revd Sue Colman

    Revd Sue Colman

    Sue has worked in pastoral leadership in her local church, developing counselling, healing and pastoral resources. More recently she was employed by a charity to support vulnerable young people, integrating spiritual and therapeutic wellbeing. She is now one of the clergy team at Holy Trinity Brompton Church, and works as a chaplain at St Mellitus College. Sue is a wife and a mother to four grown-up children. She was adopted, and was an independent adoption and fostering panel member for her local authority. Sue is particularly passionate about encouraging post-adoption support from the Church.

  • Rachel Gardner

    Rachel Gardner

    Rachel is the President of the Girl’s Brigade and founder of the Romance Academy, a national youth charity that supports youth leaders, parents and teachers in talking with young people about healthy relationships and sexual health. Bestselling author of a number of books for teens and young adults, Rachel is a keen campaigner on youth related issues. She works with 'Ignite' who specialise in working with vulnerable young people in North London. She and her husband are proud parents to their adopted daughter who came into their lives one snowy January - and life has not been the same since!

  • Dr Krish Kandiah

    Krish is the Founder and Director of Home for Good and is passionate about helping the Church relate relevantly and faithfully to contemporary culture and about global, multi-cultural and church-based mission. He is president of London School of Theology, and is a husband, father, adopted dad and foster carer. Krish worked for the Evangelical Alliance, and launched Home for Good as a campaign and then as a charity.

  • Dominic Llewellyn

    Dominic Llewellyn

    Dom is a social entrepreneur and has a background in politics as well as in setting up charities and social enterprises. He is the Co-CEO of Numbers4Good, a pioneering social impact investing organisation. He's a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and sat on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Europe between 2012 and 2014. He is a Dad and a husband. Dom is passionate about children becoming all they are created to be and believes the Church can be the answer to the adoption and fostering crisis in the UK and internationally.

  • Eddie Lyle

    Eddie Lyle

    Eddie Lyle is President of Open Doors UK & Ireland which supports persecuted Christians around the world. Eddie is married to Christine, and they live in Witney in Oxfordshire. 24 years ago they adopted their son Adam, who has complex special needs. Eddie and Christine recently celebrated the first anniversary of Adam living independently. They have also cared for a number of foster children in short-term placements.

Council of Reference

  • Louise Bomber

    Louise Bomber

    Louise is an Attachment Lead Teacher and a Child & Adolescent therapist. She specialises in supporting those with experience of significant relational traumas and losses in their early years. She set up TouchBase and the National Attachment Lead Network, and has written extensively. She is part of the Consortium of Emotional Well Being for Children in Schools.

  • Steve Clifford

    Steve Clifford

    Steve is General Director of the Evangelical Alliance UK. He previously chaired the Hope 08 campaign and Soul Survivor, and served as an Evangelical Alliance and a Spring Harvest board member. He believes passionately in the Church as an agent for change and is excited by opportunities for the Church to present the good news of Jesus in words and action.

  • Jeremy Cooper

    Jeremy Cooper

    Jeremy is Director at iMPOWER Consulting. Over the last few years he has led a fostering and adoption transformation programme. Jeremy is passionate about improving fostering and adoption services and about Christians taking an even bigger lead in fostering and adoption - so he sees Home for Good as an amazing answer to prayer!

  • Dr Tim Davy

    Dr Tim Davy

    Tim teaches and researches in the areas of Biblical Studies, Mission, Fostering and Adoption at Redcliffe College. He leads the College’s newly established Fostering, Adoption and the Church research project and is passionate about communicating the whole-Bible vision of God's care for vulnerable children.

  • Lisa Higgins

    Lisa Higgins

    Lisa is a senior manager at Care for the Family and was responsible for helping to establish the Home for Good initiative. She is passionate about seeing churches support those who adopt or foster, and enabling parents and carers to network together for mutual support.

  • Jenny Peters

    Jenny Peters

    Jenny worked as a children and families social worker before leaving to help her husband run St Paul's Anglican fellowship and then St Mary's Bryanston Square. She is passionate about supporting family relationships and set up a project called The Centre which exists to give parents and partners relational support.

  • Jude Trenier

    Jude Trenier

    Jude is the Development Manager at 'For Refugees - Good Faith Partnership'. She is a writer and professional communicator with a background in Organisational and Charity Development, Community & Youth Work, Change Management, Training and People Development.

  • Keith White

    Keith White

    Keith and his wife, Ruth, have been caring for children and families in their home at Mill Grove for most of their lives. Keith is author of The Growth of Love which explores child development in a Christian context, and has produced a Bible for ordinary families (The Bible Narrative and Illustrated).

Christine's Story

Despite the heartache, Christine and her family say that fostering is the best decision they've made.

Jason and Debbie

Jason and Debbie reflect on real hospitality and fostering.

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