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simon kilpatrick

SIMON KILPATRICK

Simon leads Praxis Movement and also works with the Home Mission Department Team of the Methodist Church, is part of a team leading a local church and part of a Chaplaincy Team in a local secondary school. Simon is married to Cheryl with three kids and living in Wicklow.

anne baenziger

ANNE BAENZIGER

Anne has been living in Dublin since 2013 working with Praxis, Breathe Community (MCI) and currently completing a Masters in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care at DCU. She is passionate about building community, connecting people, and helping to create change. She’s a cyclist, enjoys cinema and loves anything that makes Dublin better!

claire douglas

CLAIRE DOUGLAS

Claire is from Co. Monaghan. She is married to Craig and mum to Izzy. She has a background in design and mission work. She joined the Praxis & Forge Ireland teams in 2022.

GARETH MACLEAN

Gareth believes God is inviting us to be part of his family and to partner with him in releasing his Kingdom. When he is not running, reading or drinking good coffee he has the privilege of leading an amazing gathering of people in Orangefield Presbyterian Church in Belfast.

JOHN OLIVER

John is married to Karen and they have two sons and a daughter. They live just outside Portadown, Co. Armagh in Northern Ireland. He has been a minister with Elim Pentecostal Churches since 2011 where he led church, was part of the Ignite team (pioneering/evangelism) and led the team who planted Hope Central in Omagh. He is passionate about movement and now leads New Ground Ireland whose mission is to pioneer various expressions of Church across Ireland.

DAVID SPENCE

David is a passionate communicator of God’s Word who inspires people to follow Jesus. He and his wife Linda founded Table in Tandragee – a community of people following Jesus and aiming to bring life and hope to their town. He has taught Chemistry in Portadown College since 2001 and he enjoys live music, movies, books and good coffee.

lucy hill

LUCY HILL

Lucy, originally hails from Belfast but now lives in Dublin with her husband Ross. She is Director of Prayer for 24/7 Prayer Ireland, mum to her 3 girls and co-leads a church community as part of the 24/7 prayer movement. She is passionate about seeing young leaders equipped and especially seeing young women released to lead in the church in Ireland. Lucy also serves on the board of Tearfund Ireland and is currently completing a post grad in Theology.

ROSS HILL

Ross is part of the Missional Enterprise stream. He runs an art supply business and co-leads a church community in Dublin with Lucy, his wife. He is passionate about creating spaces centred on prayer, mission and justice.  They are in the process of setting up a flower & bakery enterprise to help the local community flourish.

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