Rev Dr Heather Morris will be installed as the President of the Methodist Church in Ireland on 12th June. How refreshing to have a young, articulate, working mother as leader of one of the four main Christian Churches in Ireland. Dr Morris gave her first interview to RTE this morning (here http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/au...04827_232_.mp3) and is clearly going to be open to discussing quite controversial issues as she showed in her first press conference (here Video: Methodist president speaks on abortion and assisted suicide - Regional - Belfast Newsletter). Hopefully we will hear more from Dr Morris, rather than the usual ageing men, over the next 12 months when faith communities are invited to discuss these matters in the media.
Profile from the Methodist Church website
Heather Morris trained as a Speech Therapist before offering for the Methodist ministry in 1987. She served in Belfast Central Mission and Dundonald before being appointed to develop the new role of Director of Ministry at Edgehill in 2004. A specialist in Pastoral Theology, with a strong empathy for people, Heather has stressed the importance of professional development for ministers. She brings to the role of President, a quick mind and a refreshing openness to God’s purposes. She and Neil live in Belfast with sons, Peter and David.