New! Changes to the Board of Trustees

Church Growth Trust (CGT) is pleased to introduce its new trustee, Dan Leafe, to the Church Growth Trust team. Dan is a barrister known for his legal expertise and commitment to community causes and has recently taken on an exciting new role as a trustee with Church Growth Trust.     

Dan is married to Susie. They divide their time between Bristol, where Dan’s work is based, and Cornwall, where he is one of the leaders of the Anchor Church, Fowey. While excelling in his legal profession, Dan has over 30 years of experience in church leadership. He has always maintained a deep connection to his community which has led him to work amongst students, to train leaders, to preach and to support many church leaders in times of crisis.     

Dan and Susie’s spare time is spent in all things Cornish – boats, beaches, food, football, and traditional singing. Most of all though, Dan is a tennis fanatic.    

As Giles Arnold CGT’s Chief Executive states, “Dan’s appointment adds a wealth of legal and strategic knowledge to CGT’s mission of supporting church growth and development. We look forward to the valuable contribution Daniel will bring to the direction of CGT.”    

Although it is good to see new trustees, it is also sad to see others leave. Trevor James, who started as a trustee in 2013, has been such a blessing on the Board and some of its committees. He has an accountancy background and is on various government advisory groups; so, was able to bring that knowledge and wisdom to help keep CGT on a good financial footing and keep the Board progressing on key strategic issues. He acted as Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Giles Arnold again, “He will be hard to replace and his sense of humour and clear thinking will be greatly missed. We wish him well on his well-earned retirement.”  

Seeking financial experience: Become a CGT Trustee   

CGT is looking for a committed Christian with an independent evangelical church background who has financial expertise that can help shape the future of the organisation. The trustee Board at CGT has changed over the years, with several of the original trustees retiring and new trustees coming on board. Recognising that a mixture of continuity and fresh blood is required with any Board, CGT is looking for new trustees who have a passion for its work.  


If you have a heart for giving and are interested in the vacancy, please contact Giles Arnold, Chief Executive for more details –