New staff member for Church of Ireland Youth Department

The Church of Ireland Youth Department (CIYD) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new member of staff, Mr Luke Hawkins.

Luke will serve as the CIYD Youth Ministry Development Officer (Southern Region). A former teacher, Luke has most recently been serving in Meath and Kildare Diocese as Diocesan Youth Officer and Chaplain at Wilson’s Hospital School, Mullingar. His role, amongst other things, is to support existing and new youth ministries in the Dioceses of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh; Meath and Kildare; Dublin and Glendalough; Cashel, Ferns and Ossory; Cork, Cloyne and Ross; and Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe.

Speaking of the new appointment, CIYD’s President, Bishop Pat Storey, said: “Luke will bring experience and enthusiasm to this key role.  We look forward to him settling in and developing new initiatives and opportunities for the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom together. We very much hope that dioceses across the Church will know that CIYD is a resource that seeks to equip, engage and empower youth ministry at all levels.”

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