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Sharan Kelly

Bio: Sharan Kelly, MBA, BBS, Dip (Community & Enterprise Development) and CEO of Tearfund Ireland since September 2012. Sharan has worked in the NGO sector for over 23 years, 17 of which at CEO level and prior to that senior roles including financial management....

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Seán Mullan

Bio: Seán is a Corkman and was a navigator before moving into church ministry for 25 years. In 2009 he moved into social business eventually launching the Third Space project in 2011. He's married to Ana from Argentina. Their adult children all live in Dublin as do...

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Seán Goan

Bio: Seán Goan is a Scripture scholar and teacher who has been engaged in the work of adult faith development for over 30 years. He has given courses on biblical topics all over the country and is the author of a series of commentaries on the Sunday readings aimed at...

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Rt Hon Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP

Bio: Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has been the MP for Lagan Valley for the last twenty-two years, initially as an Ulster Unionist but subsequently representing the DUP. His Christian faith is very important to him. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church and chairs ‘Prayer...

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Rev Samuel Mawhinney

Bio: Sam is the minister in Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church. He endeavours to be faithful in preaching and a committed disciple of Jesus Christ. Married to Karen for 25 yrs and they have three grown up boys. He loves hockey, and is a (long term) Man City supporter....

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Rev Julian (Jools) Hamilton

Bio: Jools is an ordained minister within the Methodist Church in Ireland, and a visionary leader with a deep sense of responsibility to live out a call towards the full transformation of human societies. Basic human rights, equality and dignity for all are the...

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Rev Dr Patrick McGlinchey

Bio: Rev Dr Patrick McGlinchey teaches Missiology and Pastoral Studies at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute in Dublin. He has a doctorate on the theology of Joseph Ratzinger and has published a monograph entitled 'Ratzinger's Augustinianism and...

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Rachel Bewley-Bateman

Bio: Rachel Bewley-Bateman is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and a former member of the Friends World Committee for Consultation Central Committee. She is currently a member of the Irish Council of Churches Executive Committee and the Dublin...

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Patricia Devlin

Bio: After secondary school, in Sydney, Australia Patricia trained as a secondary school teacher in North Sydney Catholic Teachers’ college and taught in a number of Catholic schools in Sydney then realised that teaching was not her vocation. Nearly twenty years...

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Patricia Carroll

Bio: Patricia Carroll is a Scots woman with extensive experience in accompanying adults in their journey of faith in a variety of settings and countries. Patricia has a background in training lay people for parish leadership and faith accompaniment. She trained as a...

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Nick Park

Bio: Nick Park was raised in Belfast and was won to Christ through the ministry of the Salvation Army. After graduation and ordination from the William Booth Memorial Training College in London, he and his wife, Janice, served as Salvation Army Officers in Leicester,...

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Lorraine Kennedy-Richie

Bio: The Revd Lorraine Kennedy-Ritchie was born and raised in Johannesburg South Africa. After graduation from High School she spent four years touring the length and breadth of RSA, living in wealthy estates and impoverished townships alike, experiencing for the...

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Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA

Bio: An Augustinian friar and a biblical scholar. Co-ordinator of biblical studies in the Archdiocese of Dublin. Event: Luke's Teaching on Prayer and the Lord's Prayer: June 10 (Whitechurch/Rathfarnham) Pentecost: Looking Backward and Forwards: June 11 Luke's Teaching...

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Katie Heffelfinger

Bio: Katie Heffelfinger studied theology at Asbury Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary. She holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible from Emory University. Katie’s research interests include the potential for biblical poetry to enliven theological imagination,...

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Julie Wisdom McKinley

Bio: Julia Zahra McKinley is the recently appointed Development Officer for the National Bible Society of Ireland, a role which primarily involves collaborating with other biblically-based organisations, partnering with the Bible Society in Northern Ireland on...

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Frank Brown

Bio: Parish Pastoral Worker in the Clondalkin area. Event: Can we talk about our faith without being boring? June 10th    

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Bryan Shortall Ofm Cap

Bio: Born in Dublin in October 1969, Fr. Bryan went to primary and secondary school in the 1970’s and 80’s. He joined the Capuchin Order in September 1987 and was professed in 1994 and Ordained Priest in 1997. He graduated with an MA. In School Chaplaincy from Mater...

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Bishop Pat Storey

Bio: Pat Storey is bishop of Meath and Kildare since 2013. She is the first woman in UK and Ireland to be elected bishop. Pat is married to Earl and has two adult children and a grandson, who is the light of her life! She loves creative writing, her golden retriever,...

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Archbishop Michael Jackson

Bio: The Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough, was born in Lurgan, Co. Armagh, on 24 May 1956. He was educated at Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh (1967–1975); Trinity College, Dublin (1979–1982); St. John’s...

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