Who are we?

Trustees are the people who lead the charity, decide how it is run, and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do. Being a trustee means making decisions that can improve people’s lives. 

Are you interested in becoming a Trustee? Trinity Community Project Trustees use their skills and experience to support the charity, helping us to achieve our aims. Trustees also often learn new skills during their time on the board. If would like to join our board, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page or click the 'contact us' button below!


Meet the Trustees:

Sheila Knopp monitors quality of service provided by the Trinity Community Project - In this, she utilises over 40 years' experience of working within health and social care services. Her past roles and responsibilities have included community nurse management in which she led a multidisciplinary team and took the lead in child protection.

Invaluable experiences and a master's degree in Social Policy and Administration led to Sheila's twenty-year career of monitoring standards and regulating a wide variety of community health and social care services. 

In her retirement, Sheila has put her passion into the Trinity Community Project.


As a trustee I have a passion for ensuring people’s rights are upheld and that people using the service feel valued as individuals.
— Sheila Knopp

Mike Sherriff is a trustee of the Trinity Community Project with an interest in long term development. He has extensive experience in supporting the development of community organisations and charities which he's gained from his background in community development, children's services, and voluntary sector development.

The reason I became a trustee was because I wanted to use my experience to benefit a community project in an area where I live. It is also part of my commitment to the work and development of Trinity URC.
— Mike Sherriff

Jenny Roberts has lived in St Albans and been a member of Trinity URC for the last 48 years. Jenny worked in administration and finance in the education sector until she retired.

The Trinity Community Project has been a major focus within the church. and Jenny volunteered to become treasurer when the previous person in the role retired after 17 years.

With the other Trustees, Jenny supports the work of the staff and the development of the project with an increasing range of activities on offer.



With the other Trustees, I support the work of the staff and volunteers and the continued development of the project, with an increasing range of group and day service activities available for the service users.
— Jenny Roberts

Nick Brown recently retired after 30 years working as a GP in Watford. As well as running 3 general practices, he worked in healthcare management roles, developed special interests in drug and alcohol treatment, in child and adult safeguarding and spent some time working as a prison doctor. Dr Brown is Church Secretary of Trinity St Albans URC. He is married with 2 adult sons. 

I became a trustee through my commitment to Trinity, and my belief that the Project, initially set up 30years ago as a Day service and now an integral part of Trinity’s purpose in the Community, should prosper and grow. I have a vision that the project will develop new avenues of care and support for more of the disadvantaged people in the community in ways they see as most helpful.

Philip Hinchcliff spent his working life in higher education, and took early retirement from the University of Hertfordshire in 2003.  Since then, he worked for an environmental charity in St Albans and then as a volunteer for the Guideposts Trust’s Friendship Scheme for people with learning difficulties.  In the past few years, he has been Trinity Community Project’s fund-raising volunteer, and has also helped a number of members with basic computer skills.  His other voluntary work has included Victim Support and, currently, the Herts Fire & Rescue Service.  

He confesses to being a bit of a geek, but says every organisation needs one!

"This was a kind invitation from Sheila Knopp, which I was delighted to accept as Trinity is such a good cause"

How to become a trustee

If you are interested in becoming a trustee for the Trinity Community Project, please fill in the form below and we'll get in touch!

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