Penny grew up in Caversham, became a Christian whilst at Durham University, and after returning to Reading worshipped at Greyfriars, Penny remembers CCA in its infancy and she has been a supporter for many years.  She has been a volunteer in the Whitley CCA shop and became a trustee in 2015.

Penny was ordained in 2012 and is now the Associate Minister at St John the Baptist, Caversham.

  • Rachel Belshaw

    Acting Chair / Treasurer

    Rachel has lived in the Reading area for over 25 years and has been a supporter of CCA for most...

  • Jenny Esslemont

    Finance and Office Lead

    I started with CCA in April 2014 as shop manager in Sonning Common, and in September 2015 moved across to...

  • Clarie Lewis

    Head of Operations

    I was born and raised in Bristol by my Caribbean Parents. My dad took part in rebuilding parts of Clifton...

  • Rosemary Sandbach


    Rosemary has been a trustee of CCA since January 2024.

  • Tom Smith

    Business Development and Fundraising Lead

    Being born and raised in Reading, Tom has been involved in CCA since as far back as 2013 when he...

  • Suzanne Knight


    Suzanne was a member of staff at CCA before leaving us to join the ministry team at St Barnabas in...