Pastor Charmaine Mhlanga
Charmaine is serving as a Baptist Minister in Training at Sundon Park Baptist Church Luton, Bedfordshire, currently studying an MA in Christian Thought and Practice and Professional Ministry and Practice at Spurgeon’s College. Charmaine holds a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care with the Open University and various other qualifications and experience in the field of health and social care.
Prior to training for ministry, Charmaine worked in health and social care for over 20 years in different operational and strategic roles, including working for local government and private sector social care providers. Charmaine has previously worked as a Care Quality Commission (CQC) Registered Manager with extensive experience working with older people including adults with complex care and support needs and profound learning disabilities. Charmaine is part of the BU Racial Justice Hub.
Charmaine has interests and involvement with matters of racial equality and justice; immigration and asylum; quality control and quality assurance; leadership and training. Charmaine also volunteers for Luton Council as a Covid-19 Champion and Azalea Luton whose work is to empower men and women to choose to walk free from being caught up in sex trafficking. Charmaine is an active member of a Zimbabwe Community Group in Luton. As a mother, Charmaine is passionate about helping eradicate holiday hunger and volunteers for the Breakfast Battery Box, which is a group of local Luton residents, helping individuals and families to access breakfast parcels during school holidays. Charmaine enjoys reading, bird watching and cooking.