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17 September 2015

Meet our new intern researchers

Stephen Houston 


A recent law graduate from Queens University Belfast, Stephen has long felt a call on his life to engage with Christian work in Northern Ireland. Stephen is eager to grow personally in his own walk with Christ and also as a representative of Jesus in both the public square and in the Church. He has a desire to serve God in any way he can and wants to see increased recognition of Christian values in our culture. He has a particular passion for seeing young people engage with the world around them as true witnesses of Jesus. Stephen is from just outside Broughshane, but can be described as a country boy in geographical terms only. He loves games and puzzles, experimenting in the kitchen,volleyball, folk music and getting into the ocean. 

His favourite verse is 1 Timothy 4:12: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity”.

 Damilola Makinde 


Damilola is an aspiring lawyer and recent graduate of University College Dublin. Zealous for justice, she is excited about advancing God’s kingdom and being of use to Jesus in public life. Damilola is the first of four children, and is energised by many things, among them meaningful conversations, good music, and hot food. A go-to meal is anything with noodles, and her super power of choice is invisibility. 

Her Bible verse of choice at the moment is Roman 15:13: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Zoe Rogers


Zoe Rogers is from the north coast of Northern Ireland. During her final year studying law at Queen’s University in Belfast she spent most of her time exploring contemporary issues surrounding human rights and religious freedom. It was through this research that Zoe took a keen interest in Evangelical Alliance’s work in Northern Ireland, and after hearing about the internship, knew she had to get involved. When she is not working, Zoe can be found exploring the North Coast with her puppy, spending time with friends in any one of the endless local cafes or daydreaming about her next travels (top on her list of destinations is New Zealand, with South Africa coming in a close second.) Zoe is passionate about justice and advocacy, not only being a voice for the voiceless but enabling the most vulnerable and oppressed in society to be agents of social change. 

Her favourite Bible verse is 2 Timothy1:7: "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."