Hello! I lead the CIYD team across Ireland, based in our Belfast office but often on the road. Previously, I was a full-time youth worker for 10 years in St. John’s Parish Moira (Diocese of Down and Dromore) before joining CIYD in 2016, and came to faith at my home parish, St. Mark’s Portadown (Diocese of Armagh) age 13, through the influence and example of leaders from Boys Brigade, Sunday school & many Youth Group activities. It was here during these formative years where I saw vibrant youth ministry really making a difference to the lives of young people around me. I attended Portadown College for GCSE & A Levels and later the University of Ulster, Coleraine, for an English, Media Studies & Drama degree.
I am passionate about seeing young people have a real and vibrant faith in Jesus, for them to play an active role in their local church and to be discipled well to impact others for God’s Kingdom. What is also vital to that happening is to establish, maintain & grow quality youth ministry with employed youth workers and dedicated volunteers.
In my spare time I enjoy music, gigs, cinema, gym, travelling as much as I can, and a big mug of tea.