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New Christians Against Poverty leader vows to tackle 'the alarming increase in poverty and debt'

by Marcus Jones
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The debt help charity, Christians Against Poverty, has announced that Stewart McCulloch will join the organisation as its CEO.

Moving from the same role at Christian fundraising charity Stewardship, he'll take over from interim CEO Lisa Pearce, who will return to her role as Deputy Chair of CAP’s board.

During his time at the helm, Stewardship’s annual gifts received grew by 40 per cent and in 2022, £82.6m was granted to churches and charities, an increase of 14 per cent year on year.

Speaking of his move, which will take place at the start of 2024, McCulloch said: “It’s an exciting and crucial time to be joining CAP, given the alarming increase in poverty and debt affecting families across our nation since the pandemic.

"I join CAP excited that projects are already underway to scale and deliver new services to those most in need and realise ambitions to increase advocacy and church engagement programmes.

"I am looking forward to working with the senior leadership team on shaping and delivering CAP’s organisational priorities, and advancing CAP’s vision for a society where thriving churches are equipped to free those trapped by debt or poverty and so transform lives."

Christians Against Poverty works in partnership with local churches to offer support to those struggling financially. Its recent report, ‘Taking on UK poverty’, revealed there has been a dramatic increase in household debt levels since the pandemic.

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