The Team

Lincoln Osunkoya

Lincoln has been a leader in both the business and church sector for many years. He started his first business while at University in his teens. Lincoln worked for various American software companies, helping them establish a European footprint.

He also has experience of working with organisations in the public sector including several Central Government departments and local councils.

He has a track record of operating at a senior strategic leadership level. He was on the Board of Trustees of a large church, with over a decade’s experience of charity governance, financial management and a broad and deep understanding of organisational growth. He has a passion for seeing people at their best, fostering a strong but collaborative team culture.

His distractions include Formula 1 and warm seas/snorkelling.

Tess Osunkoya

Tess is a solicitor with over 17 years’ experience in Family and Child Law, working as a Supervisor, Head of Department and also heading up a new branch. She has experience of providing assistance to vulnerable clients (those suffering from mental health and psychological difficulties, substance and alcohol abuse and victims of domestic violence) so they can address their difficulties and turn their lives around. This normally involves liaising with third party agencies, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol workers and family support workers. Tess has the sensitivity for dealing with this client group and from a legal perspective is able to achieve positive outcomes. One of Tess’ success stories is a client who had a history of alcohol abuse for over 20 years achieving abstinence through the approach Tess took to her case, so that her child could be returned to her care.

Tess also runs a family law clinic at the Kerith Centre, in Bracknell, providing legal advice to the vulnerable who may not be able to access legal advice. Tess enjoys advocating on behalf of the vulnerable and marginalised and is driven by justice and equality for all. Tess is passionate about social justice and the importance of building strong communities.

In her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, travelling and going to the gym. Tess and Lincoln are leaders at Kerith Community Church.

Stephen Ediale

Stephen is a Financial Crimes and AML Compliance Consultant with a proven track record of over 10 years, specialising in ensuring financial institutions function in complete compliance with national and international rules and regulations. Stephen is an excellent communicator allowing for the cultivation of positive and mutually beneficial business relationships with strong ethics at the forefront. His knowledge of financial crime compliance, anti-money laundering compliance and other general compliance regulations can be put to good use in any organisation.

Busola Sodeinde

Busola is a Director at Bearingspoint Ltd, a unique business that focuses on developing emerging technologies and also offers advice and consultancy to SMEs. Prior to that, she worked in Financial Services for over 15 years and her last role was at State Street Corporation as the EMEA CFO for Global Markets and held 4 Board Positions within the bank.

Her entrepreneurial flair has led to many success stories where she spends her time helping to put together business plans and
growth strategies. She also mentors young leaders and women in business.

She complements her time supporting charities and is a Trustee of a Christian Charity – Holy Trinity Brompton Church (HTB).

Richard White

Richard has been a member of Kerith Community Church for the last fifteen years. He is retired following a career in scientific research and medical computing. He has been in church leadership for many years and held positions of leadership running Christian camps and a Christian charity. He has run a job club at the Kerith Centre for the last nine years – six as a CAP Job Club Manager.

For two winters, he was a night shelter manager two nights a week for Pilgrim Hearts. He has mentored a number of homeless people and ex-offenders. His strengths are in listening to people and helping them to make progress in their lives. He was trained and appointed as a mentor by ‘Caring For Ex-offenders’ – (HTB) and also by New Leaf an organisation helping ex-offenders. He has been mentoring members of the Job Club for nine years.

Vincent Balogun

Vincent works for Leaving Care Solutions which provides supported accommodation for care leavers and manages a portfolio of as many as 16 young people and young adults. As part of his work, he has many years experience of handling high risk ex-offenders, supporting young people through probation and the Youth Offender Service. He provides these services in Berkshire to Slough Borough Council and Reading Borough Council.

He also works with services that provide accommodation for young people in local authority care and for care leavers, to support lifelong learning and to help raise self-esteem through mentoring people towards independent living.

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