Dean Sam Wright
(Rector)

 

 

Sam enjoys watching football and takes an interest in sport. He likes to go to the movies, theatre and concerts. His wife Paula, and now grown up children and his grandchildren are the people he loves being with most, so family occasions, home comings, and holidays are precious times for them to share together.

He came to know Christ in a personal way as a teenager through Scripture Union camps.  Ballyholme Parish, Bangor is where he grew up and he has been involved with the Church Mission Society for the past 40 years. He previously served in inner city Belfast and in two rural parishes near Enniskillen and became Rector of the Cathedral in February 1999. 

He is passionate about offering relevant teaching and worship, and he is deeply engaged with our parish mission link in the Diocese of Yei in South Sudan.

You can email Sam. His day off is Monday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev Danielle McCullagh
(Curate)

 

 

Danielle grew up in Glengormley and is the youngest of 5 siblings. Before training for ordained ministry, she studied at Northumbria University for a degree in Childhood Studies and Professional Practice Studies. Danielle then worked as a 1 to 1 Special Needs Classroom Assistant in a primary school.

Danielle was brought up in the Church and at 14 made a commitment to Jesus. She loves strong biblical teaching and seeing the people of God being released to exercise their gifts within the body of Christ. She enjoys investing in relationships and seeing people grow in faith.

Spending time with family and friends is important to Danielle. She also loves cooking and eating good food. When she gets the chance, she loves to go Ballroom dancing.

You can email Danielle here. Her day off is a Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Gareth Campbell
(Youth Worker)
 

 

 

 

Gareth has lived around the Lisburn area most of his life having grown up in Ballinderry before recently buying a house in Maghaberry with his wife Sarah. Gareth attended Wallace High School where he studied Maths, Physics and Moving Image Arts before leaving to take a gap year with the CIYD Jump team. Following on from his gap year he went on to study Youth and Community Work with Practical Theology at Belfast Bible College.

In his spare time he likes to play football or relax by taking the scenic route around a golf course.

You can email Gareth. He might get a day off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Crawford
(Children's Ministry Intern)

 

 

Sarah was born in the Lagan Valley hospital and became a Christian at the age of six. She attended Hunterhouse College where she completed her A Levels. She has recently obtained a BA (Hons) in Theology following three years of study at Belfast Bible College. Sarah joined Lisburn Cathedral nearly two years ago and is passionate about ministry, pastoral care and serving God’s children.

 

In her spare time Sarah likes to read and take her dog Ruby for walks. Her second passion in life is tea and not just any old teabag in a mug, but the real stuff made from leaves and in a proper teapot.

 

You can email Sarah but make sure she has had a cup of tea first! 

     
Garvin Jess
(Parish Administrator)

 

 

Garvin has attended the Cathedral since the early 1970’s, he went to Sunday School and Youth Fellowship here. He became a committed follower of Jesus in his teens, he says ‘many seeds were planted in his heart from a young age by the example of godly parents, Sunday school teachers and youth leaders. He is married to Frances, and they have 2 daughters, Aimee and Chloe. He has served as Parish Administrator since 2010, and sees his role as a real opportunity to use his skills and experience to serve others and to honour the Lord.

Garvin is a recently commissioned lay reader, helping out both in our own church and others when needed, he also enjoys walking, reading and cooking, and tinkles a bit on the banjo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen McLoughlin
(Worship Co-ordinator)

 

 

Stephen was born and bred in the shadows of the cathedral and is privileged to be serving God as part of the cathedral team. Stephen loves music, of all styles, and especially in worship. He isn't interested in football in the slightest, and when Stephen isn't banging a piano or busied by his wife Judith or 3 daughters, he loves to laugh.

His favourite verse is “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.” ‭‭(Eph ‭4:2)‬  His favourite quote is 'What day is it?" It's today," squeaked Piglet. My favourite day," said Pooh, and his favourite joke (at the moment) is 'last night me and my wife watched 3 DVDs back to back - luckily I was one facing the telly'!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natalie Bond
(Coffee Room Manager)

 

Natalie joined the Cathedral staff as Coffee Room Manager in December 2017. She moved with her daughter from Stratford Upon Avon to Northern Ireland in May the same year. After getting settled here, she is looking forward to the furture discovering more about life in Northern Ireland and as  Manager of the Cathedral Coffee Room. She has been greatly encouraged by the warm welcome everyone has given her. Please stop by and say hello to Natalie and her team of dedicated volunteers in the Coffee Room.