Our Trustees

Meet the expert Board of Trustees that help us reach our goals in ensuring that every child in Swansea has the opportunity to reach their full potential.


Richard Davies

Joining Faith in Families is nothing short of an honor. Their unwavering dedication to the families of Swansea resonates deeply with me, and I'm thrilled to contribute to their impactful initiatives.


Karen Grunhut

I have been involved with Faith In Families in various roles since 2006. I never thought that I’d become the Chair of Trustees of what I think is one of Swansea’s most significant charities, one that constantly punches above its weight.

Independent Mortgage Advisor. New Trustee Faith in Families

Beth Thomas

As a mother of three children, she is deeply invested in the welfare of families in the community and is committed to raising awareness of the work done by Faith in Families.

Trustees - Martin Jones

Martin Jones

I recently retired as a financial adviser after 42 years in the industry. I've been married to my wife Karen for over 41 years and have lived in Swansea for over 34 years.

Trustees- Jessica Harrington

Jessica Harrington

Jessica is the founder and Managing Director of Make the Change Consultancy which supports businesses to win funding and realise business efficiencies.

Trustees - Helen Bowden

Helen Bowden

Helen Bowden’s background is primarily media with experience in radio spanning 30 years.  She presented and then worked up to management and was Station Director of The Wave and Swansea Sound for 7 years.

Trustees- Jane Parker

Jane Parker

I am an Area Manager working for Swansea Building Society, covering Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot. My Team take an active role in community fundraising activities which I am passionate about.

Trustees - Ian Drew Jones

Revd Ian Drew Jones

Member of the Finance and Personnel Sub-Committees of the Board Bishops Appointed representative Appointed: January 2020 Is also the Diocesan Clerical Secretary for the Diocese.

Trustees - John Meredith

Mr John Meredith

General Trustee. Co-opted member of the Board Appointed: July 2018 Is also the Director of Education for the Diocese

Trustees - Nigel King

Revd Nigel King

Member of the Finance Sub-Committee of the Board Represents the Greater Gower Parishes Appointed: July 2005 Is also Officer of Stewardship for the Diocese

Trustees - Robert Davies

Revd Robert Davies Hannen

Member of the Finance Sub-Committee of the Board Is a Diocesan Conference Representative of the Board Appointed: December 2010

Trustees - Julian Lovell

Mr Julian Lovell

Chair of the Personnel Sub-Committee of the Board Represents the Radnor and Builth Parishes in the Diocese Appointed: December 2007

Esther Searle

Mrs Esther Searle

Is our longest serving Trustee and is our Fundraising Champion. Is a Co-opted member of the Board Appointed: May 2002.