Scripture Union Northern Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Damian Wharton as the new General Director.
Damian has been involved in Christian ministry for over 20 years. After completing 3 years of youth work training with British Youth for Christ, he joined their national staff where he fulfilled a number of roles, including leading a creative arts team and overseeing their gap year programme. He went on to join the national leadership team as Director of Mission.
Damian has also been a youth pastor for a church in Worcester and worked for Spring Harvest leading their youth and student ministry.
He is a passionate communicator and has spoken at many national events including Manifest, Soul Survivor, Summer Madness and Youthwork the Conference as well as many local churches around the UK.
Married to Andrea, with 3 wonderful children, Damian and his family moved to Northern Ireland 4 years ago where he became the pastor of City Church Belfast. For the past few years Damian has been a member of the SUNI Council.
Damian commented, “I’m extremely excited about taking on the role of General Director and I’m looking forward to working alongside a strong and committed staff team, and hundreds and hundreds of incredible servant-hearted volunteers, as together we seek to fulfil our vision of making God’s Good News known to every child and young person across Northern Ireland.”
Damian will start with SUNI in early August, and we look forward under God’s guidance to him leading the movement on.
We have some exciting and busy few months ahead of us. From The Big Gather in April, to It’s Your Move Lessons during the summer term, with Camps and Missions taking place in June, July & August. Come September Making Your Mark will be back. Not forgetting the ongoing distribution of the quarterly Bible reading notes & Sunday School material, school assemblies & SU groups, growing the E3 districts, meeting our new General Director and celebrating 150 years of Scripture Union!
These are only a few of the highlights from the diary! So don’t miss out!!
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Why: To realise we are part of something bigger and to see what God is doing in schools right across our country
Where: Ulster Hall
When: Saturday 11th March
Who for: All Post Primary SU groups
How much: £5 per ticket
SUNI is currently looking to recruit…
The General Director will head up the Scripture Union Movement in Northern Ireland. We are looking for a leader with wisdom, vision and a passion for Biblical Engagement with children and Young people.
Are you someone who could:
- Bring inspirational leadership to staff and volunteers?
- Develop and deliver effective strategies?
- Be passionate about helping children, young people and adults engage with the Bible?
- Understand the challenges of leading the movement given the church, educational and societal contexts of Northern Ireland?
Contact Joanne Coulter for job description and application pack
A copy of the job description is available online
Closing date for all applications is Thursday 9th February at 12 noon
This post was previously advertised.
All applicants should be in full agreement with the Aims, Beliefs and Working Principles of Scripture Union