Meet The Board

Revd. Paul Zaphiriou

Paul is a Trustee of Islington Faiths Forum and the Vicar of Hope Church Islington, a Church of England parish in the geographical centre of our Borough. He is also the Area Dean of Islington for the CofE. Before becoming a vicar, Paul was involved in energy and finance, but now he looks at casting vision in the church and the community, and at encouraging everyone to move from aspirations to action. He is a huge cricket and rugby fan, and loves travelling (when possible…), sailing and reading.

Mohammed Kozbar

Mohammed Kozbar is a Trustee of Islington Faiths Forum representing the Muslim Community in North London and the chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque, one of the most prominent Islamic centre in the UK. He is also a member of the National Council of MCB. Mohammed holds a masters degree in Charity Management at St. Mary’s University. He was a regular IB Times UK columnist and now sits on the diversity panel of the ITV London news. Mohammed is a member of the Police Islington Advisory Group (IAG) and a member of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) London Scrutiny and Involvement Panel in hate crimes. 

Merium Bhuiyan

Merium Bhuiyan is Vice Chair of Islington Faiths Forum and Trustee of the Holloway Educational and Cultural Centre. Through these roles she speaks publicly on a variety of issues. She is the founder and CEO of CakeFace Makeup, a makeup services company that champions confidence building through workshops and events sharing expertise. Merium holds a Masters in Education and is interested in inclusion and social mobility. She advises on several boards and committees in the community.

Revd. Dr. Temilolu Odejide

Rev. Dr. Temilolu Odejide sits on the IFF Board and is a medical doctor by training, but now a reverend of the House on the Rock London. House on the Rock (The London Lighthouse) is a registered charity (no. 1102396) and a Protestant Evangelical church, affiliated with Churches Together in Britain and Northern Ireland (CTIB) and the Evangelical Alliance. It is housed at The Rock Tower, 49 Tufnell Park Road, Islington N7 0PS. Rev. Odejide and the Church are very passionate about serving the community, they run a youth club and are one of the largest single givers to the Islington food back. Rev. Odejide is happily married with three children. 

Revd. Jennifer Potter

Revd Jennifer Potter was the Chair of the Islington Faiths Forum for some years before her retirement from her ministry at Wesley’s Chapel in the south of the Borough of Islington. She continues her link with the IFF as a Trustee. Although officially retired and living in Croydon, Jennifer has a role as a part-time Chaplain in a Care Home but also keeps up her many links with Islington.