Dave & Cheryl Bailie
Serve: long - term
David and Cheryl Bailie both come from Dromore, Co. Down. However, their 3 year old son Elijah was born in Sydney and has spent the rest of his short life loving the fields of Roscommon. David uses his background in Gardening & Tree Surgery by serving on our Operation's team, whilst Cheryl is OM Ireland's Youth Co-ordinator and Elijah aspires to be part of the Puppet Ministry, once his arms grow! As a family they love exploring new places, inevitably with a surfboard on the roof or a longboard and bike in the back. Their favourite place is definitely by the sea, drinking strong coffee & Babycinos.
Ludie & Barbara Creech
Job: Programme Manager (Ludie)From: Georgia, USAServe: long – term
Ludie and his wife Barbara have four children: Griffin, Ruthie, Emily, and Lila. Griffin is great with card tricks and is very musical like his dad (who plays guitar). As a family, they love rocking out together. Ruthie and Emily love being hostesses and will keep you filled with tea and coffee. Barbara and Ludie love trying new foods and places and going out for coffee.
Alastair & Helen Kerr
Serve: long – term
Alastair & Helen have five children: Alisha, Hannah, Daniella and twin boys Ruairi & Callum. Alastair joined OM UK as an accountant in January 1998 & Helen joined OM UK working as Personnel Administrator then as PA to UK Director. This is where they met, and married in August 2000. In August 2002 they moved to Ireland to assist with setting up OM Ireland in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Alastair has had many roles in OM, including being Area Finance Officer for Latin America – Alastair especially enjoyed meeting the people and sampling the food when he visited the different countries. In 2008 they moved to Roscommon when OM purchased Lacken House. In January 2013 Alastair was appointed National Director of OM Ireland.
Alastair loves playing and watching football (soccer), and also teaches chess in the local primary school. Helen loves meeting up with friends for a cuppa, baking and playing Scrabble! Alisha competes in Irish dancing, Hannah plays gaelic football, and Daniella is a ballerina! The boys love numbers, but also playing with rugby balls and footballs!
Timothy & Julianne Montgomery
Tim is from Athlone, Ireland, and Julianne is from the USA. They met while Julianne was doing a study abroad program in Ireland. Tim is OM Ireland's Immersion Team Leader. Julianne is working with the Finance department. Tim and Julianne have two children, Emma and Caleb. As a family, they love playing outside and eating pizza (Emma's favourite). As a couple, Tim and Julianne love to eat kebabs and go to the movies. Julianne likes to play ultimate Frisbee, and Tim love rock climbing. They both love working with young people and challenging them in their relationship with God.
Andrea Swartzell, from Atlanta, GA, USA, serves as our Support Services Director (helping to keep the behind-the-scenes running smoothly). Before joining OM Ireland, she taught instrumental music with youth (11-15) for seven years. Her passions include music and leading worship, traveling to new places, homiletics, and making awesome lattes for her friends.
Colm & Catherine Ó Brolcháin
Colm and Catherine have three children: Ciara, Sinead, and Ruairi. All of them were born and raised in Ireland. Colm works with Maintenance. Catherine works in the Personnel Department. Colm is known for drinking a lot of tea, and Catherine makes sure biscuits, milk, sugar and tea are always in stock. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, sewing, and calling on friends, while Colm loves listening to the radio and watching sports. He is known for “physically playing rugby while watching the game on TV.”
Nap and Brenda Del Prado
Nap Del Prado is from the Philippines, and Brenda is from the USA. Nap works in Member Care. Brenda is involved in the Creative Arts department. Nap and Brenda have 2 sons, Etienne and Aaron. Nap served on the Mv Doulos and enjoys keeping in contact with friends from all over the world via social media. He also plays a 12 string guitar. Brenda loves being creative and making things and the challenge of all kinds of puzzles. Etienne enjoys drawing and making the products he’s designed as well as enjoying PE at school. Aaron likes composing music and art (especially Japanese) and loves technology. As a family, they all love reading, watching good movies. playing games as well as exploring the outdoors on nice days. Though dog people, their cat Cody has stolen their hearts.
Cornel and Anna Christen
Cornel, who is a pastor's son, is from Switzerland and Anna from Canada, but grew up as a missionary kid in Papua new Guinea. It was in Ireland that their worlds colided bacame one as Anna and Cornel met and fell in love. The got married in June of 2013 and now lead the Big Red Bus ministry in OM. It is a perfect combination for them and their passions. Anna's passion is for children and Cornel's is for Evangelism and teaching. They are excited to see what else God has in store for them as they continue to serve him in Ireland as husband and wife. Cornel is a computer gamer. So while he games, Anna can do her hobby of scrapboking. Together they like to create things, go exploring, play music and sing together, and just have fun as newlyweds.
Rafael Ferrari Peres
Serve: 2 Years
I’m from Brazil and I was born in São Paulo. I’m the youngest child of my family and my older sister’s name is Juliana. My mom is Rose and my dad is Eliel.
I grew up in a country town. Not as country as Irish towns usually are, with sheep and cows walking around, but sufficiently country to play outdoor with my neighbours, like play soccer and catch-up on the street.
My degree is Publicity and Marketing, and I used to work with that in companies in Brazil before accept God’s calling for missions in Ireland. Here at OM Ireland I work in the Creative Arts Team, more involved with Performing Arts. Our desire is making that ministry grows and create opportunities to make Jesus known throughout Ireland through dramas, puppet's shows, web videos/series, TV programmes and other open doors God will give us.
To have fun I like to play soccer, watch movies and hangout with friends, especially in a Brazilian BBQ. Card and board games are also a good call.
Serve: 2 years +
Nicole has been in Ireland for 3 years and is happily settled here, expecting to stay until God says to go somewhere else! At OM, she is an Admin Assistant, and she especially loves amending the database and proofreading, helping out wherever she can. She love our family at OM Ireland and enjoys the mixture of ages and nationalities on our team. One of her favourite pastimes is watching movies. She likes a wide range of genres, from psychological thrillers to science fiction, romantic comedies to animated adventures. She also enjoys reading and making jewelry. She loves all sorts of puzzles and quizzes and is always happy to join in a board game or cards. She loves cats and dogs, and has a very spoiled, beloved young cat called Libby who daily entertains Nicole with her antics and keeps her company.
Kevin & Angela Janzen
The Janzen Family loves their role as hospitality coordinators here at OM Ireland! Being in a support role allows them to serve the different outreach teams that come through OM Ireland in practical ways; whether it be through organizing their stay, setting up the facilities to suite the teams or even leading the worship music if needed! Their roles not only involve a lot of on-site work they are also able to get involved in the different ministries here, going out with teams and helping out where they can.
In their free time, they love to explore! They’re always looking for new places to hike, camp, surf or canoe and are always in search of a yummy cup of coffee and a good book. Their boys attend school here in Ireland and love to hike, go to the beach, climb castles and hang out with their friends.
Junior & Luci Delarina
Serve: Long - Term
Junior and Lucimara De Larina have been serving as missionaries in the Republic of Ireland since 2003. They are from Brazil. They have 3 wonderful kids; Gian Carlo (7), Giovanna (6) and Annelies (4).
Junior is currently the Programme Depart. Director of OM Ireland; which includes: Kids and Youth ministry, Short-term teams, Creative Arts and the Big Red Bus ministry, a red double-decker bus that drives through the country bringing Good News to all.
Junior and his team are also involved in evangelistic activities in primary and secondary schools, reaching out to students, teachers and other employees of all denominations and beliefs. Junior is also involved in training volunteers for the children’s ministry and creative evangelism for Christian groups.
Lucimara is currently responsible for the Mentoring Department of OM Ireland; she has been personally involved with the single ladies of our team. She is also involved with Member Care, helping looking after our team members. Besides all of that, she is also a full-time mum.