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24.09.2021

New Youth Ministry Coordinator Appointed in Dublin & Glendalough

New Youth Ministry Coordinator Appointed in Dublin & Glendalough
Emma Fawcett

Dublin and Glendalough Youth Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Fawcett as Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator. Emma took up the role at the beginning of September.

Emma has been involved in youth work at both a local and national level for over 15 years. After completing a MA (hons) in Management with Marketing in Heriot–Watt University, Edinburgh, Emma moved to Dublin to take up a role as a Youth Pastor in Dundrum Methodist Church. In 2015, Emma joined Scripture Union Ireland as Camps and Volunteer Manager, and has been involved in the national ministry of IMYC for over a decade.

A keen musician, Emma has led worship at events and conferences throughout the island of Ireland. She loves having chats over a cup of (good) coffee and is always keen to go on another surfing trip out West.

Announcing Emma’s appointment, chairperson of DGYC, the Revd Alan Breen said: “I am thrilled to welcome Emma into her role as our new Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator. Emma comes with a wealth of experience, wisdom, maturity and a grounded foundation of faith in Jesus Christ. In our conversations already I am encouraged at the depth of heart and desire to have a kingdom mindset undergirded with prayer. Emma inherits a well established ministry that Susie Keegan has passed on and as a Council we are enthusiastic as to the direction that Emma will bring and the encouragement and challenge that will be brought to our diocese. Please support Emma in prayer and action in however you can.”

Emma added: “I’m excited about this new opportunity to serve God and have an impact on the youth work within the dioceses. I will be in touch with clergy and those engaged in youth ministry soon to introduce myself and see how I can support ongoing youth ministry, and hopefully bring about some new opportunities. However, if you need any assistance before then, do not hesitate to send me an email at dgyc.office@gmail.com.”

Emma takes on the role following the departure of Susie Keegan in July. Alan paid tribute to her saying: “In the last couple of years Susie has reestablished the focus, heart and drive for supporting parishes where asked, in developing faith and life skills for youth, youth–leaders and clergy. Her integrity and passion has been a model for those that have served alongside her. She brought a holistic view and ethic to ministry which has been deeply encouraging and challenging. Susie has brought sustainability and a vision for our Diocese. We as a council pray blessings for her and husband Paul as they continue to love God and love those around them in all they are and do.”

 

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