Board of Directors

Missio Ireland’s Board is voluntary and independent. Its members oversee governance, budgets, and strategies.

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, SMA (Chair)

Kieran O’Reilly, SMA, is the Archbishop of Cashel and Emly. He is the Chairman of the National Mission Council of the Irish Episcopal Conference and is the former Superior General of the Society of African Missions. Archbishop Kieran has served as a missionary in Nigeria and Liberia.

Mr. Niall Kennedy, KCSG (Secretary)

Niall Kennedy, a retired businessman, was a Supreme Knight of the Knights of St. Columbanus and an honorary Life President of FIHC Unum Omnes. Secretary General of the International Alliance of Catholic Knights, Niall is also the Chairman of worldpriest.com.

Sr. Kathleen McGarvey

A Sister of Our Lady of Apostles, Sr Kathleen is the Provincial Leader of the Irish OLA Province. She was President of the Association of the Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI). Sister Kathleen has worked as a missionary in Nigeria and Argentina.

Sr. Elizabeth (Liz) Murphy

A Sister of Mercy, Sr Liz holds a Ph.D. in psychology. An educator and researcher, she was the Provincial Leader of her congregation and Secretary General of the Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI). Qualified in the areas of governance and charity regulations, Sr Liz also serves on a number of national boards.

Canon Patrick Carroll

Ordained in 1971 as a priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin, Fr. Patrick is Missio Ireland’s Diocesan Director for Dublin. He has served in the archdiocesan administration for over a decade and has been a parish priest in a number of Dublin parishes.

Mr. Seamus McDonald, KCSG

A retired school principal, Seamus coordinates sacramental catechesis for children within his parish and assists with the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). He was a member of the Council for Pastoral Renewal and Adult Faith Development of the Irish Bishops’ Conference and is currently the Secretary General of the International Council for Catholic Men (Unum Omnes).

Ms. Shauna Rose Pickering

Head of Religious Studies in St Louis Ballymena, Shauna Rose Pickering comes from a strong background of evangelisation and working with young people both at home and overseas. She is a former vice-chairperson of Friends of Africa and has been on mission in Africa and South America with several missionary congregations from Ireland.

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