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Who's who in Northern Ireland

Peter Lynas

Peter Lynas

Director of Northern Ireland

Peter Lynas

Director of Northern Ireland

Peter is passionate about faith in the public square and in the workplace. He leads the team at Evangelical Alliance in Northern Ireland. Peter worked as a barrister in Belfast for five years, before completing his M Div at Regent College in Vancouver where he serves on the Board. He is a regular commentator in the media and has taught at Westminster Theological Centre and Belfast Bible College. He is married to Rose, has two daughters, loves running and hates fish.

David Smyth

David Smyth

Public policy lead, Northern Ireland

David Smyth

Public policy lead, Northern Ireland

David is our lead on public policy. He is a former solicitor and represents the Evangelical Alliance on a range of government, civic and charitable forums. He serves in the space where faith, law, politics and culture intersect.

Stu Bothwell

Stuart Bothwell

Mission coordinator

Stuart Bothwell

Mission coordinator

Stuart is involved in the development of Public Leadership and the Great Commission resource in Northern Ireland. He is also the Northern Irish Hub Director at Westminster Theological Centre. Stuart is married to Emma and together they live in East Belfast.

Dawn Mcavoy

Dawn McAvoy

Office administrator and Both Lives Matter coordinator

Dawn McAvoy

Office administrator and Both Lives Matter coordinator

Dawn keeps the office and team in order. She also heads up Both Lives Matter, of which the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland is a founding partner. Dawn serves on the board of New Horizon and the operations team of Ards and North Down Street Pastors. Dawn is also a deacon in Kircubbin Community Church and lives on the Ards peninsula, with her husband Peter and their three daughters.

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