Meet the Team
Matt has been working as Baptist Youth Director since January 2016. He was born and raised in Ballymena and is a member of Ballymena Baptist Church. Matt’s responsibility is to oversee the work of Baptist Youth and promote the work of the department among the churches of the Association. After studying Maths at Queens University for 3 years, he began a Theology degree, part time, at the Irish Baptist College. In his free time, Matt likes to spend time with friends and play sport. His dream is to see Arsenal win the Premier League in the next 2-3 years.
Irene has been working in administration (part-time) for Baptist Youth since June 2008. She attended Antrim Road Baptist with her parents until she was 11 years old and then transferred to Ballygomartin (after moving house). Irene is a member of Ballygomartin Baptist. Irene is responsible for providing administrative support for Baptist Youth (camps and BYE teams, Amazing Journey, Access NI forms and Sunday School Mission Project etc.). Irene previously worked for the Education Authority and studied Public Policy and Management, Human Resource Management and Occupational Therapy at Jordanstown University. In her free time, Irene enjoys spending time with friends, walking, eating out and travelling… not necessarily in that order!!
Aaron is the coordinator of our school's ministry programme called The Amazing Journey, a role he began in September 2014 after having taught for 6 years in the primary sector. He is a member of Armagh Baptist Church and lives with his wife, Emma, and son, Judah, in Magheralin. Any spare time is taken up by reading, coffee, country music and being a vociferous member of the Green and White Army.
Joshua is an intern this year with Baptist Youth. Josh is from Cookstown and he is a member of Cookstown Baptist. Before his internship year, Josh worked as a mechanic. He loves coffee and travelling and is looking forward to this year and where it will lead him.
Emily is an intern with Baptist Youth and she is excited to see how God will work in this time. She is a member of Dromore Baptist Church but, during the internship, she will be working alongside Craigavon Baptist Church and also attending the Irish Baptist College on Thursdays. Emily enjoys a good coffee, taking her wee dog Lola to the beach and exploring with her friends.