Charmaine is serving as a Newly Accredited Baptist Minister at Sundon Park Baptist Church Luton, Bedfordshire. Charmaine holds a Master’s Degree in Christian Thought and Practice, Professional Ministry and Practice (Spurgeon’s College), a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care (Open University) and various other qualifications and experience in the field of health and social care. Prior to training for church ministry, Charmaine worked in health and social care in operational and strategic roles, working for local government and private sector social care providers. Charmaine has previously worked as a Care Quality Commission (CQC) Registered Manager with extensive experience in service delivery of older persons including adults with complex care and support needs and profound learning disabilities. Charmaine is part of the Baptist Union Racial Justice Hub and Churches Together Luton Racial Commission. Charmaine has interests and involvement with matters of racial equality and justice; immigration and asylum; quality control and quality assurance; leadership, science and technology; mentoring, coaching and training. Charmaine also volunteers for Luton Council as a Covid Champion and Azalea Luton whose work is to empower men and women to choose to walk free from being caught up in sex trafficking. Charmaine is an active member of a Zimbabwe Community Group in Luton. As a mother, Charmaine is passionate about helping eradicate holiday hunger and volunteers for the Breakfast Battery Box, which is a group of local Luton residents, helping individuals and families to access breakfast parcels during school holidays. Charmaine enjoys reading, music, bird watching, scenic walks and cooking.

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