FULL TIME STAFF
Minister of Fisherwick
Rev Michael Anderson BSc (Hons), DipMin, MDiv, PGCE
Michael taught Biology for eight years in a high school in Bangor, Northern Ireland, before being called and trained for ministry. He has ministered in Scrabo Presbyterian Church, Newtownards, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Belfast, Ballygowan Presbyterian Church, Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church, Belfast. And from September 2007 to June 2014 was the Minister of Arklow Presbyterian Church, Ireland. He is also a member of the Youth and Children’s Board of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and is passionate about local and international mission and every member ministry. Michael is married to Emma. They have three children: Erin, Patrick and Conor. A keen sportsman, Michael enjoys coaching junior rugby and junior cricket in his free time.
Church Manager – Raymond Robinson, BA(Hons), DipM, DipMRS
Raymond joined Fisherwick in 2007 having worked for many years in a wide variety of business sectors, including Banking, Consulting, Advertising, IT and FMCG in Senior Management positions with specialisms in Communication and Strategy. He is a professionally qualified flute and world woodwinds teacher and musician. Immediately prior to joining Fisherwick, Raymond was in full-time ministry for four years teaching and ministering in Worship. He has a passion for the local church and its place in this world and in people understanding the true meaning of worship. He continues to minister and teach in worship and has a website dedicated to this purpose – www.christianflute.com. He is also a Board Member of United Christian Broadcasters Ireland. Raymond is married to Julie and has two daughters Hannah and Rebekah.
Assistant Minister – John O’Donnell
Danny Moore – Youth Worker
PART TIME STAFF
Church Officer – David McCalmont
David is married to Michelle they have three daughters, Holly, Megan and Amber. David is often the first point of contact for visitors and organisations using the church and halls.
Director of Music – Neale Agnew, BEd, AdDipED, LTCL, LGSM
From a young age, Neale has been involved in every aspect of choral music – as singer, conductor, accompanist and organ soloist. He began singing as a chorister in First Presbyterian Church, Bangor at age eight and took over his first church choir aged 18. He joined the team at Fisherwick in January 2005 having spent 25 years as Organist & Choirmaster in Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church. Neale has worked with most of Ulster’s leading choirs and choral societies and his interest in liturgical music has given him opportunities to perform at venues throughout Ireland, in England and more recently in Germany and Austria. He is married to Ciara (a music teacher and singer), and has two daughters, Colleen & Aisling. As a primary school teacher, Neale is keen to involve young people in music-making and to promote high standards of worship and performance in all styles of church music.
Finance Administrator – Maggi Pielou
Babies & Toddlers Coordinator – Janice Stockman
Janice was our Family and Children’s worker until her husband Rev Steve Stockman recently became minister of Fitzroy Presbyterian Church. She continues to coordinate the Babies & Toddlers Group. She is married to Steve and has two daughters Caitlin and Jasmine.
Pastoral Assistant for Older Adults – Sheena McIlwrath
Sheena is married to John and has two married daughters (one in Belfast, one in Edinburgh) and a son in London. They have four grandchildren at the last count. Sheena took up her role as Pastoral Assistant in 1995. She is a friend, mentor and confidante to a wide range of our older adults and oversees provision for this age group. This includes involvement with the weekly Wednesday Club, monthly luncheons, summer holidays and various outings throughout the year.