The Board of CMH: The Mount

Chairman

Rev Canon Chris Matchett

 

 

Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ministry

Rev Dr Pat Mollan was born in 1944 and educated at Richmond Lodge School and Belfast Royal Academy, where she met her husband Rab.  They married in 1969 in St Columba’s, Knock and have three sons and one daughter, and now seven  grandchildren.  Pat studied chemistry at Queen’s, gaining a PhD in physical chemistry in 1970.

She came to a living faith in 1984, and gained a 1st class honours BD from Queen’s in 1997.  Pat and Rab were ordained side by side in Dromore Cathedral on 8th June 1997.  She has served in the parishes of Aghalee, Glencraig and the Lecale Group before being commissioned as Deputy Director for Ireland, of the Church’s Ministry of Healing in April 2004.  She is now Director of Ministry, The Church’s Ministry of Healing: The Mount.

OR (depending on how serious you want to be!)

I am married to RAB and we have seven grandchildren.  Come to think of it, I must have been a child bride – but no, we were in the same class at school, and I have to admit to being 72, and therefore in my platinum years.  (How come it doesn’t sound as good as the golden years?)

They say that life begins at forty, and I believe it certainly does. I learned to sail and to ski at forty, but it was also the year that I recommitted my life to Christ, so it truly became the start of new life.  There followed the long process of questioning which eventually led to Bible College and then ordination in 1997.  I have served as curate in the parishes of Aghalee, Glencraig and Lecale before moving into the Healing Ministry, which has been a long term interest.  My other life interest is mission.

As you will realise, I both sail and ski, doing both for my own amusement, and unfortunately everyone else’s!

Canon David Brown is a Church of Ireland Rector. He is involved in community work in his parish, being a Board member of a community care project and Chair of the Board of Governors of a local school.  He has had a deep interest in the ministry of healing for many years and is presently the Chairman of the Down and Dromore Ministry of Healing Committee.  His hobbies are enjoying the company of his wife,family and friends; walking, reading and very occasional rounds of golf!

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Mrs Polly Graham joined the Board in June 2012 and has promised to give me her CV very soon!

 

 

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Canon Nigel Baylor

Nigel was elected to serve on 2nd July 2013.

I was educated at Midleton College from 1970 until 1976.  At University College Cork I read a B.A. in History and English 1976 -1980.  This was followed by Trinity College Dublin and a Diploma in Theology  1981-1984, and Trinity College Dublin and the Irish School of Ecumenics graduating M. Phil.  1987-88

I was Ordained 1984, Curate Assistant St Nicholas Carrickfergus 1984-1987 [Connor Diocese], and followed this as Curate Assistant St Marks Dundela 1987-89 [Down and Dromore]

I was Rector of Galloon and Drumully 1989-1994 [Clogher Diocese], then Rector of Carmoney 1994 -2003, and am now Rector of St Patrick’s Jordanstown 2003 to present.

I have been involved in the Ministry of healing for 29 years and practiced this ministry on a continual basis. I was on the Clogher Diocesan Committee and have been involved in the Connor Committee as Secretary and Chairman since 1994.  I am totally convinced of its essential relevance to the Church and to the Church’s ongoing ministry.

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Rab has been co-opted to serve as Company Secretary.

Rab Mollan is husband to Pat.  He is an orthopaedic surgeon in medicolegal practice and also non-stipendiary priest.  He is particularly interested in governance, and has Chaired CMS Ireland and Belfast Bible College in the past.  He has been intimately involved in the development of the Church’s Ministry of Healing.  He maintains the website, 162 and the garden.

 

Mrs Sally King  DL

I grew up in the Middle East but was educated in Hampshire from the age of 8, steeped in the Church of England. I moved from Hong Kong with my husband James and three sons to live at his family home in Northern Ireland in 1992. I joined our local church, Christ Church Kilmore where I have worshipped since and served as Parish Reader covering varied duties for the past 10 years.

I served on the Select Vestry for nearly 10 years, was part of the team running the renovation of the church and my husband built the church hall. I am the Pastoral Care co-ordinator and visitor, Safeguarding Trust Officer. I started a Puppet Ministry in our joint parish of Kilmore & Inch in 2014 and enjoy singing in our Choir and Praise Group.

After doing a Prayer Ministry course with CMH, the importance of the Prayer and Healing ministries became a fundamental part of my faith. I was invited to join the prayer team at Down Cathedral for the monthly Healing Service in 2007 and continue to serve and support this. I have lead and preached there and also at St Anne’s. I was invited to join the CMH Diocesan Committee for Down & Dromore in 2011 and I am still in place.

Answering a continuing call to serve more, I studied for three years at Belfast Bible College (WSF) and for a further year of Pastoral Care.

I am currently studying on the Diocesan Lay Reader course.

My interests and hobbies include my family, now scattered around the world, my role as a Deputy Lieutenant for County Down, Tourism and beekeeping.

rollo_Cropped[1]               Mr Rollo McClure, Treasurer

Rollo is a member of Holywood parish and joined the Board in March 2014.

Rev Adrian Dorrian presently works as part of the Lecale Area Mission Partnership, a team ministry based out of Down cathedral.  He is the minister of Loughinisland, Ballee and Killough Parishes and he also heads up the Youth and Children’s Ministry in the team.

 

Adrian was educated at Groomsport Primary School and Bangor Grammar School, before reading Theology and Drama at Queen’s University.  He has the distinction of being the first ever Queen’s student to graduate with that subject combination!  After Queen’s, Adrian worked for Youth Initiatives, a Cross Community Christian Youth Work in West Belfast.  He entered the Church of Ireland Theological College for two years, before ordination in 2006.

Adrian was Curate of St Mark’s Newtownards, and he has served as Rector of the Parish of St Peter and St James, Belfast (during which he graduated with a Masters Degree in Theology from Queen’s) and St Mark’s, Dundela – also in Belfast.  He has been a member of the Down and Dromore Diocesan Committee of the CMH for several years, and remains actively committed to that ministry in its various settings, including the monthly service held in Down Cathedral.  He is the President of the Church Mission Society, Ireland.  He also has a keen interest in liturgy.

Adrian’s hobbies include the theatre and cinema, and he is a keen Manchester United fan.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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On the domestic front (with my long-suffering wife Mandy) our time flows towards the families of our three married children comprising seven grandchildren and their multitude of pets (I keep my own sheepdog X to help here).

My working background in the public sector and my university studies contained a strong element of Training and Governance. Since retiring I took a BD (Hons) and am accredited in the Baptist Church with a Diploma in Pastoral and Theological Studies.

My ministry interests centre around contemplative prayer and in particular the application of spiritual direction/accompaniment within an Evangelical context. Mandy and I also co-ordinate a ministry for bereavement recovery in our local church.

 Canon Kyle Hanlon was elected to the Board in the Autumn of 2017.

He is a Church Of Ireland Rector, having been ordained twenty years.

Almost eighteen of those have been served in rural parishes in the west of Northern Ireland.

Kyle is married and has two young adult sons.

He has a developing interest in Contemplative Prayer and the role of Spiritual Direction in supporting ministry.

He appreciates that ministry has allowed him to meet Christians from many backgrounds, yet find common grace in Christ.  

 

 

Representing the CMH Ireland Board to provide co-ordination between the ministries.