Adekunle Daniel joined the EAI board after a cross-cultural leaders’ meeting in April ’08 where he was nominated as the leader of the Joy of the Nation network of churches, to join the EAI board. He then spoke at the EAI Cross-Cultural Conference the next September. He has been overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Ireland, and leads his church in Finglas, Open Heavens.
Fergus Ryan was one of the leaders who envisioned EAI before its birth, prior to the symposium in 1998. He has given visionary and spiritual leadership, and contributed in practical ways as well—graphics design and creative thinking. Fergus spoke at each of the symposiums, the launch of EAI and the National Conference in 2006. EAI wouldn’t have happened without him. He has founded the Trinity Church Network.
Joe Kelly began with EAI in 2003, and has steadily served ever since. His involvement as founder and director of Wycliffe Ireland, and in Samaritan’s Purse and Assemblies of God Ireland give him a background that is a gift to EAI. Able to distill a discussion and to move to a decision, Joe has been uniquely gifted to chair the EAI Board for the past 5(?) years. He has been a part of networking for many years, involved in guiding us financially; the list goes on. Joe attends St. Mark’s in Dublin
Mark Walsh began with EAI before it was EAI, speaking at the symposium in 1998 on church strategy. He has been involved with the construction phase of EAI, was on the EAI Voice committee and supervised all the working groups. Mark has helped with the C.S. Lewis lectures; he now works on the social justice group. Currently, Mark is a part of the leadership community in Dublin Vineyard Church.
Mervyn Nutley, a founding member in 2003, was the first part-time staff with EAI. He worked part-time with EAI, and part-time with Focus on the Family. He has helped with event management and his ability to represent a Christian view on current events on public television while remaining unruffled and clear, have served the evangelical community well. Mervyn was the director of Focus on the Family Ireland and is now setting up his own business as an adoption agency. He is an elder in Dublin West Community Church.
Seán Mullan began with EAI as a founder member, and soon became the director and then the General Director of EAI. Seán’s strong visionary leadership has fuelled and challenged the organisation, helping EAI to keep focus. He has done everything from clean the office to speak at national conferences. He has appeared on TV and radio, and is recognised by the media as a clear evangelical voice. Seán is the director of Greater Blanchardstown Response to Drugs, and teaches at the Irish Bible Institute and the Arrow Leadership Course in Ireland. He is team leader at DWCC.
Tom Slattery was a EAI founder member in 2003, and early on was involved in prayer, heading up the prayer committee for several years, which built the foundation for the work that Stephen Cardy has done since. His involvement in his career and church prevented much time involvement in EAI, until 2006, when he left his full-time job at Xerox, and came to EAI as the Director of Operations. Tom has lent a steadiness in managing that has served EAI well, sometimes with little or no staff, and is responsible for developing new aspects of EAI. Tom also is an elder in Dublin West Community Church.
Mary Dwyer has been challenged and encouraged by the vision of Irish leaders in EAI for the past 11 years, and has attempted to facilitate where she can, with administration and networking. So far she hasn’t been sacked.
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