Carole Jones: Trustee & Founding Director
Carole was born in the UK but has spent most of her life in Zimbabwe where she met and married her husband, and they had their three children. Due to the turbulent situation in Zimbabwe, Carole and her husband returned to the UK in 2003, and after a difficult year doing temp work, she was employed as the Administrator for House of Heroes. This organisation preceded Eagle Community at Ovis Farm. She retired in 2011 and involved herself in other organisations and activities working with homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction. In November 2014, God spoke to Carole quite clearly about starting the work which has evolved into and has become what Eagle Community is today: helping men through crisis situations in their lives due to homelessness, addictions and prison. The project enables them to become stable and it equips them through mentoring and training to enter the workplace, live independently and become fulfilled and productive members of society. Her passion is seeing men develop a meaningful relationship with Jesus and develop to reach their full potential spiritually, physically, emotionally and in their career choices.
DAMIEN LAND: TRUSTEE & CO-Founding DIRECTOR
Damien is one of two co-founding directors and also serves as a trustee. His many and varied tasks include focusing on inter-agency relations, business development and community resourcing. He has a heart to see men thrive and not just survive, helping those who want to help themselves. Damien would describe himself as a man of God who is devoted to developing the kingdom, Christian unity and the development of God-fearing men.
Jason Huxtable: work based training volunteer
Jason Huxtable grew up in the Bratton Fleming area and served as Community Manager for 15 months from October 2017. Since recently becoming a dad for the first time, Jason has left the full time staff and has set up a landscaping, building and gardening business with ex-Ovis resident Tony Allen. This has enabled Jason to offer the opportunity for residents to work with his new team under the Eagle work based training programme.
When he's not working, Jason enjoys riding his motorbike off-road and he's also partial to a spot of fishing too. All in all, Jason Huxtable is a vital member of the team at Eagle Community.
Rose Marshall: Finance
Rose was born in the UK but spent most of her life in Zimbabwe where she met and married her husband and they had their two children. She spent much time doing the administrative work on the farm with her husband and gained a lot of experience in this regard through her husband's different businesses. After much stress and aggravation on the farm, they finally decided to leave Zimbabwe and arrived in the UK in 2008. When they first arrived Rose worked as a live-in carer and her husband did various jobs including factory work until they both retired in 2016. It was shortly after this that Carole shared with her about the work at Eagle Community and the need for someone to do the books and accounts, and she came out to the farm, not knowing what to expect. Once there she immediately fell into the role of bookkeeper and has developed a real passion for the work they do with the men, and thoroughly enjoys it when she has opportunities to share God’s word and pray with them and see them grow in their spiritual walk.
roger Bartlett: trustee
Roger joined the team of trustees in 2018 after retiring form the Police Service. He lives with his family in North Devon and has a heart to see lives transformed from despair to hope.