Our Staff Team

Ark Manager

Wendy Faulkner

Wendy is a highly experienced manager and is in charge of overseeing all aspects of the Ark's work including managing our team of staff, running the day centre and liasing across all partner agencies.

Support Worker

Sophie Depas

With a deep understanding of the homeless community, Sophie is a natural support worker.  Her warmth and sense of humour shine through as she gets to know our clients, offering support and guidance to those in need of our services.  

Volunteer Coordinator

Rose Greenslade

Rose has many years of experience working with homelesss and vulnerable people.  She supports our clients in all areas and is responsible for the recruitment, training and organisation of our volunteers.

Support Worker

Cherry Teearu

Cherry goes out and about in Shrewsbury, locating those sleeping rough on the streets, helping to bring them in from the cold.  She supports our clients both in the day centre and in their accommodation.

Support Worker

Alan Stewart

Alan started as a volunteer in 2019 and became a member of staff at the start of 2020.  He roles up his sleeves and gets stuck in wherever our clients need him, whether that's weeding the allotment, scoring for the football team or filling in housing applications.

Administrator/Suppot Worker

Ursula Howells

Ursula works from the day centre and at home, dealing with all of the Ark's administration.  She exudes a calm sense of organistion, keeping the team on track and supporting our clents with essential paperwork and searches for accommodation..


Our Trustee Team

One Vision

Emily Bell

Chair of Trustees

Evelyn Gregory

Vice Chair

Ian Somervaille CBE


Patrick Playfair


Annie Waddington-Feather


Tony Sharpe


Jane Shaw


Jonathan Davies


Lucy Kealy 


Mike Matthews


Our Patrons

Marcus and Jenny Bean


Chris Walker


10 Castle Foregate  Shrewsbury  SY1 2DJ

01743 363 305