Eleanor and Gareth are very much looking forward to all that God has in store on the Omagh and Fintona Circuit. As a family they have a Son Philip, a Daughter Emma married to Steve….. And most excitingly prior to arriving on circuit a new granddaughter called Grace.
In the far distant past….Eleanor attended the North Down College of Nursing Ulster Hospital Dundonald and enjoyed a career in Nursing (R.G.N) for approximately fifteen years. Whilst in the ‘Rehabilitation Stroke Unit’ of Lurgan Hospital (1985) she was part of a professional ‘Caring Team’ working alongside Medical Staff, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social workers and Patients family. Following marriage, she and Gareth returned to Co. Fermanagh and settled into community life serving God locally. Among other roles they both shared in the leadership of Tempo Coffee Bar and gained experience worshipping alongside various dominations. Prior to Edgehill College, Eleanor worked as a Circuit Evangelist (Newtownbutler, Lisnaskea and Drumady for eight years and as a 3rd year student from Edgehill was stationed in Pettigo and Irvinestown. After Ordination (2011) she was appointed Superintendent of Lisbellaw Circuit and following that Fivemiletown Circuit. Her particular interests lie with children, care of the elderly and women’s ministry. Gareth has also been employed for the last nine years as a Lay Pastoral Assistant on ChurchHill and Springfield Circuit.
Eleanor and Gareth are constantly amazed at the privilege of being part of the Methodist Church family and the joy of serving God alongside really wonderful people from all walks of life. For them it is a truly humbling and fulfilling experience.