Right Rev Dr. John Sentamu
The Patron of Acts 435 is The Right Reverend Dr. John Sentamu. He was consecrated as Archbishop of York in 2005 and launched Acts 435 in July 2010 at General Synod. He retired from his role as the Archbishop of York in June 2020, but he continues to be an active patron of the charity.
In 2009 the Archbishop launched his own Youth Trust, helping young leaders across the North of England in the work they are doing within local communities.
The head office team
Jenny is Acts 435's Executive Director and has been involved in the charity since operations began in October 2009. She grew up in York, and is a chartered accountant by profession. Jenny also runs the Good Business Charter, an accreditation that recognises an organisation’s responsible business behaviour. Jenny lived in Guatemala for 6 years, where she met her husband, who she has two children with.
Rhona is our Operations Director, and has worked with Acts 435 since 2015. She grew up in Edinburgh and moved here in 2009 to work as PA to York's Diocesan Secretary. Rhona is responsible for the day to day running of the charity, including supporting our wonderful team of Advocates. Rhona and her husband have a trio of cheeky children. They love an adventure, especially in sunny Scotland.
Katie is Acts 435's Communications Director, responsible for developing external partnerships and communication with churches and donors. She worked with Christians Against Poverty for 7 years before she joined the Acts 435 Team in 2017. She has three boys and enjoys running and serving at Gateway Church in York.
Carol joined our team in January 2022 and is responsible for administration and book-keeping. She has lived in York all her life and was the Administrator at York Community Church for ten years before joining Acts 435. Carol has a passion for supporting the elderly and spends a lot of her time in ministry with them.