The Revd Dr Sharon Prentis is Mission Enabler & Dean of Black and Minority Ethnic Affairs for the Church of England in Birmingham. Previous work experience has included being a Tutor in Theology, Deputy Director for Research & Development at The Salvation Army and a Director of a faith-based organisation where she helped set up a social enterprise. After gaining degrees in social sciences, anthropology and theology her research and teaching has predominately been in community and education contexts.
In 2003, her work was recognised by the Department of Health when she was named as a Mary Seacole Scholar for a project on faith and the impact on health. She is currently a trustee of Thrive Birmingham- a charitable organization which supports individuals, churches and organisations who are motivated by faith to address issues of poverty and work actively to see their neighbourhoods flourish. Sharon is a member of the Committee for Minority Ethnic Anglican Concerns a National group for the Church of England