Our Team

The important work we do at Faith Network for Manchester would not be possible without our dedicated team of staff and trustees.

We work tirelessly to bring people of different faiths together on issues of community cohesion, regeneration and common concern.

Miss Kadija Ollow

Communications Coordinator, part time

Miss Kadija Ollow is in charge of the office and administration of Faith Network for Manchester. She writes and sends our monthly newsletter, manages social media, communications and answers queries.

Rabbi Warren Elf


Rabbi Warren Elf coordinates the day-to-day running of Faith Network for Manchester, with responsibility for organising activities, supervising and supporting the Women of Faith Peer Workers, preparing reports for the board, financial management, liaison with key partners and the development of relationships with current and potential stakeholders.

Rev Fujo Malaika


"My roots are African, my heritage is the Caribbean and my experience is the UK, as this is where I was born. As the vice chair of Faith Network for Manchester, I am very blessed to hold several roles within the community as an interfaith minister, peace ambassador, trustee/volunteer for several charities, radio presenter and a local florist and crafter.

As an interfaith minister, my belief is that like an umbrella, there are many ways to practice your faith, but at the top there is one truth. People of all faiths and those of none are equal to me. I am passionate about celebrating and promoting inclusivity, peace within communities and acknowledging the thread within us regardless of your faith, race, culture, sex or background; we are a human tribe.

My other interests are mental health, supporting issues effecting the Afro-Caribbean community and holistic therapy.

My motto: I am me, you are you, we are one."

Elizabeth Cameron

Co-Vice Chair

Elizabeth has worked for 20 years across the Public , Private and third sector, Adult and Children’s social care and Youth services specialising in the area of User Participation Engagement ,Democracy at the highest of decision making. Elizabeth has recently had a role with the Church of England working with Whitefield schools and All Saints Parish and is a contributor to the wider Faith movement, specifically Dean Govender’s, Challenging Hate forum, CARJ Catholics Against Racial Injustice, Faith in Black Lives Matters events. She is a proud practising Roman Catholic who has been part of the Salford diocese since childhood. Elizabeth for many years carried out the Sacramental programme at Our Lady of Grace Prestwich, which is part of the parish community at Our Lady of Dolours, ‘the Servites, Kersal where she is both Eucharistic Minister and Liturgical Minister and ran the Children’s liturgy for a number of years inn the past. She is also a qualified Person centred Christian facilitator.

Mohammed Ali


Mohammed is the centre manager at Khizra Mosque and Communities for All based in Cheetham Hill. He is the co-founder and trustee of Islamic and Family Services and also a trustee of Cheetham C of E Community Academy and Cheetham Hill Advice Centre. He is a volunteer for many grass root organisations and a promoter of health and wellbeing and getting people more active through cycling and walking.

Margaret Calvert


Margaret is a Quaker (a member of the Religious Society of Friends). She is currently an Elder for Quakers in Manchester and Warrington area, and also a Trustee for Manchester and Warrington Area Meeting. Apart from nursing specific education, Margaret holds a BA in European Humanities and an MA in Medical Humanities. Margaret retired from the NHS after working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Oncology. As a young woman she lived in the USA; with her family she lived in the United Arab Emirates; more recently she did voluntary work in Australia. Each of these experiences revealed multiple injustices based on religion, class and colour, injustices that are replicated in Britain. This led directly to her involvement in interfaith dialogue, particularly in areas of spirituality, storytelling and deep listening, and social justice.

Cody Coyne


Cody was born in Flint, Michigan where he attended the local Unitarian-Universalist church with his family. He felt a call to ministry when he was 16, but initially pursued a career in music. He came to Britain to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2006. Cody began his ministerial training at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, in 2011 under the Rev’d Dr Arthur Stewart. He was appointed minister at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel in 2015. He serves on the Unitarian Peace Fellowship, Manchester District Association, and has recently undertaken to act as a mentor to ministerial students. In addition to Faith Network for Manchester, Cody attends the Challenging Hate Forum, and works with Shelter and Christian Aid to contribute to vulnerable communities. He lives in North Manchester with his wife Catherine and son Thomas. His interests include music, computers and cycling. 

Manjari Rajesh Patel


Manajari lived in London till 1989, following her marriage she moved to Manchester, where she resides and works as a physiotherapist running her own private practice. Charity is a big part of her life, and she firmly believes in respecting other religions and cultures; as such she has been the Jain Faith leader for several years. She has been involved with several interfaith groups and societies as a member, is a youth leader and a Trustee. She enjoys voluntary work and has been involved with charities both in the UK and in India.

Revd Charles Kwaku-Odoi


Charles is a Christian Minister of Religion overseeing a number of churches in the UK and Africa. He currently serves on a number of Boards including Command Prayer Centre Ministries Int., Manchester Street Pastors and CAHN (The Caribbean and African Health Network).  Charles has expertise in stakeholder engagement, policy formulation, systems & process development and change management.