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OUR TEAM

Meet the People Who Make it Happen

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At 19 years of age Mitch put his trust in Jesus and soon after began sharing his new-found faith with others. He went on to work as a fitness instructor and served 16 years as a Firefighter before leaving in 2011 to focus on evangelism in Ireland. He is co-founder of Crown Jesus Ministries, author of Snatched from the Fire (IVP) and Director of Compassion Ireland. He holds a MA in Applied Theology and studies Apologetics with RZIM. 

Mitch is married to Amanda and together they have two children one dog and a chicken. Outside of his passions for Evangelism, church planting and leadership;  Mitch has a love for curries, coffee and Chelsea FC.

Co-founder/Evangelist

MITCH

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At the age of 14 Stee put his trust in Jesus and has since been involved in youth ministry, both volunteering in local church and also heading up the Youth & Schools programme within Crown Jesus. He has been on staff since 2004 and still loves what he does - sharing Jesus with young people.

He has a Bachelor of Divinity degree through Queens University and also a keen interest in videography, drama and event organising.

He is married to Carey and they have 2 girls Sophia and Aria. They also live with 5 dogs, 3 horses, 2 donkeys, 2 cats and 1 pony! Stee loves all sports with a particular interest in football and snooker.

Youth and Schools Co-ordinator

STEVEN HALLIDAY

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Louise was at university when she gave her life to God. Since then she has always felt called to serve and has done so through church as a youth leader, Sunday School captain, BB leader and with organisations such as TeenStreet & Christians in Sport.

She has a degree in 3D design and one also in History of Art along with her PGCE. Before being PA to Mitch at Crown Jesus, Louise has been both a secondary school teacher and church youth worker, along with running her own design business.

Louise is married to Glen and together they have two children, a cat and a dog. Her greatest loves are her faith, family, friends, food and Florida.

Administrator / PA to Mitch

LOUISE STEPHENSON

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Growing up in a christian home Richard made a commitment when he was a child. He grew up in the various church organisations, with a dedicated church life and volunteering through drop in centres and outreach in his local community of Ahoghill, Ballymena.

Richard is our Operations Manager dealing with all the HR, finance, admin and logistics to allow the many initiatives of CJM to run effectively.  

Married to Alison they have two beautiful girls and loves nothing more than spending time with his family, grabbing a coffee and being part of the worship team in his church.

Operations Manager

RICHARD KERNOHAN

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Claire came to faith at a young age, however it wasn’t until later in life that she understood the extent of what Jesus had done for her and it changed everything. After completing a BSc Hons in Multimedia Design, Claire spent the next part of her career in the field of graphic design. During this time, God put a strong desire in her heart to share the message that changed her life with those around her. Claire joined the Crown Jesus team in 2016 to establish our missional community called Hope in Monaghan and serve the vision in the south. Claire loves meeting the many people that come through the doors of Hope. She considers it a privilege and a blessing to journey with people in the midst of life’s ups and downs, to point them to Jesus and see Him do incredible things in their lives as they encounter the love, grace and truth of the gospel. Claire is married to Craig, has a beautiful daughter Izzy and loves nothing more than endless amounts of tea, a good book and long walks.

Missions Co-ordinator, Monaghan (ROI)

CLAIRE DOUGLAS

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Josh lost his Dad at the early age of 3 as a result of the Troubles. Due to this he grew up without ever really wanting to explore the Christian faith; that was until he was 17 when he came to put his trust in Jesus. Within a number of months, Josh had joined the Crown Jesus team for an academy year, following which he completed a BA in Theology. After working for a few years in retail he returned in 2017 to Crown Jesus to be part of our missional community at Hope, Monaghan where he works with the youth both in Monaghan and the south of Ireland.

Josh loves nothing more than meeting new people and swapping stories. He also quite enjoys eating food with friends and is known to light a fire pit and have a peaceful swing in his hammock in the evening. He loves trying to learn Irish but we don't think he will be fluent anytime soon.

Youth and Schools Evangelist, Monaghan (ROI)

JOSH JOHNSTON

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Tim has worked at Crown Jesus since February 2018. He loves to partner with churches across the island to serve and help encourage a passion in prayer, a devotion to Jesus and a boldness in communicating the gospel to their community. He lives in Moneyreagh, Co Down and attends Christian Fellowship Church in Belfast.

In his spare time, Tim likes to go for the odd jog so if you see him out running, please say hello!

Evangelist

TIM HOUSTON

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Helen responded to the Gospel at the age of eight and began her faith journey to more fully understand the enormity of what Christ did for her. Helen’s adventure with the ministry began in 2013 when she joined the Academy programme. From then, she continued volunteering for the ministry whilst studying to gain a BA Hons in Theology. Now, she co-ordinates the children’s work within Crown Jesus. 

Helen loves travelling, frequenting her favourite coffee shops and serving as a GB Captain.

Children's Co-ordinator

HELEN LAMB

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Coralie hails from Dublin but has been living in Belfast for the last … ahem… number of years!  She came to faith as a young girl and can’t remember a time when she didn’t know the love of God in her life.  

After taking a degree in maths, she followed a career in computer programming, but left that to take time out with her growing family and spent the latter part of her working life in secretarial work.  Wife, mother and grandmother, (also retired!), Coralie’s life is full and busy, but she loves the work of Crown Jesus and volunteers one day a week in the office. 

Coralie likes nothing better than a walk with a friend, logic puzzles, and chasing up family genealogies.

Administrator

CORALIE GIBSON

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Amy decided to put her trust in Jesus when she was 11 years old. Her heart for sharing her faith extended to children’s and youth ministry both inside and outside of church. After finishing her A-levels, Amy joined our Academy programme in 2016/17 and continued to serve the ministry through a second year internship. She joined the staff team in 2018 where her focus and heart continues to be on making the Gospel accessible to those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). She is a registered Chaplain with Sports Chaplaincy UK, volunteers with Special Olympics Ireland and is currently studying the ‘Complete SEND Diploma.’ 

On days off, you’re likely to find her along the North Coast with friends. She enjoys coffee, live music and brunch, especially when avocado bagels are on the menu.

SEND Outreach Chaplain

AMY WOODS

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Niamh grew up in the Catholic Church, learning about Jesus, His death and resurrection, but not truly opening up every area of her life to God. After a few years away from church life, whilst at university in Edinburgh she was invited to church with friends and so began her journey of truly accepting and relying upon Jesus for everything in her life. Her faith life grew, she began regularly reading the Bible and asking questions, and has been ever since!

She loves spending time around the dinner table with friends, watching the latest Spanish TV drama and CrossFit.

Project Co-ordinator

NIAMH MCCORMICK

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At the age of 12 Steph decided to put her trust in Jesus, and growing up in a Christian home, she was involved in all sorts of youth organisations through Church. With a passion for acting and the arts, Steph went on to Queens University where she gained a BA in Drama. Following this she came through the Crown Jesus Ministries Academy programme where she found her passion for reaching young people and exploring creative ways to share the gospel. Steph has been on the CJM staff team since 2018. 

Outside of Crown Jesus Ministries, Steph enjoys long strolls at the beach, spending time with friends & family and has a strong love for dogs, iced coffee and McDonald’s Nuggs.

Youth and Schools Evangelist

STEPHANIE DALE

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Growing up in a strong Christian family, Stevo begin his faith journey around the young age of 5. With both parents involved in kids and youth ministry in church it wasn’t long before he found his own passion for sharing the gospel. He has been involved in kids and youth ministry since 14 and after leaving school he was led to take a year out with Crown Jesus Ministries. Stevo then completed a BA in Theology before joining the staff in 2014. He has a passion for sharing the gospel with children all across the island in fun and creative ways.

Stevo is married to Danielle and is a coffee enthusiast. He enjoys DIY or anything creative that allows him to let his imagination run wild.

Creative Evangelist

STEPHEN HAMILTON

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Peter was born in Marysville Ohio, moved to Ireland when he was 3, and became a christian at 5 years of age. He serves as parish reader in his local church, as well as a volunteer youth leader. Peter is passionate about media; he graduated UUC with a BA in Media Studies and Production, and works freelance as well as a videographer for Crown Jesus Ministries.

In his free time, Peter likes long rides on his motorbike, bowling, and going to the cinema.

Creative Evangelist

PETER KIRCH

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Steven came to faith as a young child and grew up in a Christian home with strong church involvement. He has a HND in Graphic Design and a BA in Creative Imaging. He also holds a HND in Transport and Logistics. Steven has worked in the logistics industry, been involved in website management/sales, manufacturing and production and also graphic design. He joined the Crown Jesus team in 2017 and helps to resource all aspects of the ministry with visual media.

He is married to Emma and they have two amazing children, Lucas and Maia. Steven loves cars and in his spare time is not afraid to get his hands dirty with the spanners. He loves motorsports and is a massive fan of the BTCC.

Creative Evangelist

STEVEN CRAIG

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Teaching Team

AMANDA MITCHELL

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Teaching Team

JILL BOYD

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Teaching Team

MICHAEL HARRISON

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Teaching Team

GARETH BLACK

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Street Evangelist

DAVID LORIMER

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Pastoral Care

PASTOR DAVID HAMILTON

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Audio Visuals

JIM VERNER

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NORMAN ADAMS

Chairman

DAVID CLELAND

Secretary

ALASTAIR COEY

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MICHAEL HARRISON

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DR OLWEN GRIFFITH KERR

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JAMES MCCONACHIE

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DAVID BECK

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INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY PANEL

DR WILLIAM ABRAHAM

Professor of Wesley Studies

Distinguished Teaching Professor

   Perkins School of Theology

   Southern Methodist University Dallas, USA

PHIL HILLS

Vice President

   Teen Challenge Global

CANON J.JOHN

International Evangelist and Author

MARK GREENWOOD

National Evangelist

   ELIM Churches Ireland

JERI HILL

President

   Together in the Harvest

   Steve Hill Ministries

IAN COFFEY

Vice-Principal

   Moorlands College

PAUL REID

Pastor Emeritus

   Christian Fellowship Church