OUR TEAM

Meet the People Who Make it Happen

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MITCH

Co-founder/Evangelist

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.

More about Mitch here.

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AMANDA MITCHELL

Chief Operating Officer

After being brought up attending church and encouraged to make her own choices about faith, Amanda became a Christian at the age of 17. Her passion to see others grow personally and reach their full potential in Christ underpins all that she does. Amanda was appointed as C.O.O in September 2020 and brings a wealth of experience managing staff in the retail sector for over 22 years and of course is no stranger to Crown Jesus Ministries being a silent co-founder and supporting the ministry as a volunteer from its conception in May 1999. 

Amanda is married to Mitch and they have two children Noah and Megan, a border collie called Mollie and a chicken called Patsy. She loves to read, go on long walks, watch a good crime series and support the mighty Tottenham Hotspur.

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STEVEN HALLIDAY

Youth and Schools Co-ordinator

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.

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LOUISE STEPHENSON

Administrator / PA to Mitch

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.

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RICHARD KERNOHAN

Operations Manager

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 three beautiful girls and loves nothing more than spending time with his family and friends.

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TIM HOUSTON

Evangelist

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!

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HELEN LAMB

Children's Co-ordinator

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.

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CORALIE GIBSON

Administrator

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.

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PETER KIRCH

Creative Evangelist / Equipment Manager

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.

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Josh Lynas

Creative Evangelist (Videography)

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Bianka Paculanang

Creative Evangelist (Graphic Design)

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DAVID LORIMER

Street Evangelist

As a young man David thought the world was just a great adventure full of mischief and mayhem..

But at the age of 33 he had a radical encounter with Jesus... from that moment on the real adventure began realising that he was a new man, forgiven and filled with a new Hope that only the Spirit can give... He knew he had to share this glorious Gospel with anyone who would listen. He began sharing his testimony in churches for Crown Jesus and has since been volunteering with the Belfast Prayer Room team for the last 4 years.

In September 2021 David joined the crown Jesus team as a street evangelist in Belfast city centre. His desire is to encourage everyone to trust in Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, he would also love to see and equip the church in Ireland to reach out into the margins on our city streets.

David is married to the amazing Helen and has 2 beautiful daughters. He is so thankful for his families love and support and most of all he is overwhelmed that Jesus would die for him.

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NATHAN CRUISE

Children's Evangelist

Nathan has been a christian since early childhood, growing up as a ministers son. This was a great avenue for him start exploring many different opportunities of service for God. Nathan loves music, in particular playing his guitars. He also enjoys writing music and music production. Nathan lives in Dungannon with his wife Ruth and two boys, Josiah and Ezra. Nathan enjoys spending quality time with his wife and kids, eating doughnuts, building lego and having the occasional nerf gun war.

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JOHN MARCUS

Street Evangelist

At 15 years of age John Marcus put his trust in Jesus and soon after began attending the discipleship classes in Mwanza Tanzania. He attended secondary schools and was appointed to be chairman of evangelism in Christian students fellowship associations in all stages of secondary schools. Also, he worked as a social worker for a couple of churches which had a partnership with Compassion International Tanzania for three years until he felt the call for full time ministry as an itinerant evangelist in Tanzania. He holds a BA in Theology. 

He married Jacquiline and together they have two children, currently. Outside of his passions for Evangelism, church planting and leadership and revival meetings;  John has a love for food, films and football.

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JILL BOYD

Teaching Team

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MICHAEL HARRISON

Teaching Team

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GARETH BLACK

Teaching Team

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PASTOR DAVID HAMILTON

Pastoral Care

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JIM VERNER

Audio Visuals

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