Rich Barton

Operations Manager/'What's The Point' Project and Schools Work North West

Originally from South West London I've been teaching in schools and colleges for seventeen years, having held roles in curriculum and pastoral management. My passions are music, theology, and youth. I serve as the Worship Leader and co-lead a youth ministry at Trinity Vineyard Church in South East London. 

In 2017 I sensed God agitating me to leave teaching and pursue a calling to something new and exciting. With the opportunity to meet the Faith in Schools team, I was fortunate to witness the high quality of the sessions and the building of positive relationships with young people, schools and churches. Moving forward as the new Manager, FiS gives me cause for expectation to see God's great plan for Newham play out. 

Eguolo Omonigho

Schools Worker Stratford, Manor Park, and Canning Town/Custom House

Hey! I am so excited to be joining the team as a Schools Worker.


I am born and raised East Londoner. In 2018 I graduated from Regents Theological College with a degree in Applied Theology and Performing Arts. I’ve have worked and been a part of a variety of churches, my home church at the moment is CityGates in Ilford. I’m obsessed with coffee, penguins and Disney!


I am passionate about working with children, the theatre, being creative and talking about Jesus. God put this passion on my heart a few years ago and I am really excited to see this passion come into fruition. I can’t wait to work with this charity and to use my skills set and performing background to teach children and young people about Jesus in schools, along with the local churches! ☺️☺️


Alice Probert

Schools Team Manager/

Schools Worker Forest Gate

Hello! It’s been a privilege to work for the charity since 2013 and I have lived in Newham since 2002. I am a qualified Early Years and Primary Teacher. I’ve enjoyed every minute of working out loving my neighbours – giving children, families and school staff the chance to explore Christianity using my 23 years classroom experience. My family belongs to the Stratford Salvation Army’s Messy Church team and also St John’s Church, Stratford.

Yvonne Tiley

Schools Worker East Ham, Plastow

Hi, my name is Yvonne and I’m very excited to be working for Faith in Schools as a Part Time Schools Worker. I am a Christian who attends St Marks Forest Gate, I’m on the P.C.C and help wherever needed within the church especially with the youth church. I also attend a fantastic supportive homegroup where we grow, learn and pray together.


I love going to Christian camps, Big Church/Wild fires, New Wine, Spring Harvest and David’s tent, 

I like reading, word games, fair-weather gardening, theatre and films eating out and spending time with friends and family.

I look forward to getting to know and working with you all soon.


Rachel Emerson


I have lived in Newham for most of my life. I now attend St. Marks Church in Forest Gate but previously was at Pilgrims Way in East Ham. I came to learn about Faith in Schools through my children who Alice has taught and how much more exciting the lessons were than normal.  So I started to volunteer and saw and experienced the impact that can be made with children when the topic is taught with enthusiasm, love and understanding.  

When the vacancy arose for the Administrator I felt that God was calling me to help give back to Faith in Schools.  Even though I am now mainly working behind the scenes you will still occasionally see me appear to help where I am needed to keeping everything flowing smoothly.

Carol Baynes

Schools Worker East Ham and Plaistow

(PT Working Monday, Thursday Fridays)

"As the first paid worker for FIS, I returned in January 2020.  It's fantastic to see how the work has grown!

It's great to be able to combine my love for teaching children with my love for God!  I also enjoy meeting, working alongside and learning from all the amazing Christians from different churches in Newham who support our work.

I've been living, working and worshipping in Newham since 1992, and now worship with Plaistow Christian Fellowship."