Dublin & Glendalough Youth Council has announced the appointment of Susie Keegan as the new Dublin & Glendalough Diocesan Youth Ministry Development Officer. She will take up the role in August.
Susie comes to the post with lots of experience having volunteered as a parish youth worker at St Catherine’s Church before assisting with 3 Rock Youth (which preceded Dublin & Glendalough Youth Council), where she particularly focused on school retreats and confirmation events. For the past three years, she has been the Lay Church of Ireland Chaplain at DIT Aungier Street, a position which she has really enjoyed.
She also brings many different talents in the areas of creativity and lots of contacts throughout the wider Church as well as within the Church of Ireland. She brings a real vision to the post and is very much looking forward to working with young people again. Having had the opportunity to journey with third level students has highlighted the importance of youth work, Susie says, adding that journeying with young people from an early age through the many issues that they face is very important.
The post of Youth Ministry Development Officer focuses particularly on enabling young people to grow in their Christian faith within their local parish context. To that end, Susie will be seeking to support those who are working with youth in parishes as well as supporting new developments. “I am looking forward to starting this new role and working with and supporting youth workers, clergy and young people,” she comments. “It’s all about creating community and collaboration.”
Susie will be commissioned on October 1 so save the date to join the celebrations. More details will follow nearer the time.