Alan is the bishop of Connor Diocese. He’s married to Liz and they have two grown-up children. Prior to becoming a bishop in 2007, Alan spent 17 years as rector of Ballyholme Parish in Bangor. During this time he helped develop a Partnership Link with Kajiado Diocese in Kenya, which had a significant impact on Alan and his ministry. He’s now helping Connor Diocese develop a partnership with Yei Diocese in South Sudan.
Alan is the President of the Church Mission Society, Ireland and the author of two books: Shadows on the Journey and Fulfillment and Frustration: Ministry in Today’s Church.