Confirmed speakers and worship leaders

We're delighted that Matt Chandler (Village Church), Rachel Gardner (Youthscape) and Simon Lennox (Word in the City) will be speaking at our Main Stage gatherings this year with more to be announced. Alongside this we're excited to announce that Lisa Kernoghan (CFC Belfast) and Michael Shannon (Causeway Coast Vineyard) will be leading our Main Stage Worship.

Matt Chandler

Matt is the lead teaching pastor of the Village Church and also president of the Acts 29 network. He is married to Lauren and they have 3 kids: Audrey, Reid and Norah. Matt is an excellent speaker and author and we're delighted he's coming to share with us in Glenarm.

Rachel Gardner

Rachel is the Relationship Lead at Youthscape meaning she is responsible for pioneering new ways to engage young people in healthy relationships. Alongside this she is president of the Girl's Brigade and a volunteer youth worker in her local church. Married to Jason, they have 1 daughter Daisy.

Simon Lennox

Simon is married to Amy and he leads Word in the City, an in-depth Bible study programme aimed to help young people experience the Bible, know God, serve the church and benefit the city. Alongside this he leads BreakFit which enables communities, workforces and school children to be healthy and fit for family, work and life.

Lisa Kernoghan

Lisa is a worship leader at CFC Belfast. She is involved in the Songwriting and Creative teams, passionate about creating an atmosphere where people encounter the Holy Spirit in worship. She is also founder and director at Vibe Academy and lives in Belfast with husband Pete and two kids, Poppy and Leo.

Michael Shannon

Originally from Belfast, Michael is on staff at Causeway Coast Vineyard where he has been leading worship and overseeing communications for the past three years. Before moving to the North Coast he trained for a year with Hillsong Australia. Michael loves nothing more than sun, snow and gets genuinely excited about morning coffee. He’s passionate about doing whatever it takes to create environments where hearts can be free.

Craig Cooney

Craig is married to Becky and they have one little boy, Elijah. An ordained Church of Ireland minister, Craig has led churches in Lurgan and central Dublin. He currently serves as Teaching Pastor at Causeway Coast Vineyard and is passionate about communicating the Bible with passion, clarity and practical application. In his spare time he enjoys running and eating cake.

Stu Bothwell

Simon is married to Emma and currently serves as part of the Summer Madness team and helps lead the new Westminster Theological College hub in Lisburn.