Sarah Odell

Projects Director

Sarah is an experienced and PRINCE2 qualified Project Manager having led multi-million projects in both the corporate and charity sector.


Sarah has worked within the church and charity sector for over 13 years, has a background in youth work, administration, and has a strong track record in fundraising, particularly in securing National Lottery Heritage funding. She has secured funding for a wide range of community and building projects. Sarah also has a Master’s degree in Theology from Spurgeon’s College.

Paul Whitnall


With over 40 years’ experience as an effective business manager, Paul has worked for the past 20 years as a charity manager in various roles and places, including work with long-term unemployed people, leading a childcare programme for over 500 children each day, advising YMCAs on their business development, and supporting brand new charities. For the last 10 years he has been visiting churches in the West Ham archdeaconry to advise on buildings development and commercial management as the ‘Bishop’s Adviser on Buildings for Mission’.

jean Whitnall

Finance & Marketing Director

With a proven track record within the Christian publishing industry, Jean has worked across a range of publishing houses including Hodder & Stoughton, CWR and DLT. For over 15 years she has been responsible for directing and implementing sales and marketing strategies notably for the NIV Bible as well as achieving sales of over half a million copies of the worldwide bestseller The Shack.


Senior Projects Officer

Simon has a broad range of experience from historic building project management to designing, planning, detailing, design management, commercial project management and project administration. He has previously worked for the Historic Chapels Trust and has worked on large and small buildings, building refurbishments, fit-outs and furniture installations. Simon also has a Master’s degree in Historic Conservation.