Matt Gould is a youth worker in Carrigrohane Union – a role he shares with his wife, Katie .


I grew up in Bristol, England, moving to Ireland with Katie in 2007, returning to her home church. We have two boys, Charlie and Noah, who are great fun, but keep us busy (and tired!). I love music, pretty much all sport and have recently been bitten by the golf bug! Its not very rock and roll, but I also quite enjoy a spot of gardening!

Our work in Carrigrohane includes trips away, regular youth clubs, a Sunday night bible study / discussion group, summer youth cafes and various other bits and pieces – it is all motivated by a desire to share God’s love with the young people here, as we are convinced a real heart-level relationship with the Lord who made us is the only thing that can make us whole. I have been with CDYC since 2007. ”



peterfotoHi I’m Peter Coughlan from Carrigaline union and my first involvement with youth work was helping to run our Boys Brigade group back in the 80s I’ve Been involved in different youth projects and Sunday school since then and I find the work inspiring. It’s great being part of the cdyc and sharing with a group fully committed to sharing Gods love with young people in a positive and fun way. I’m married to Stephanie and we have 3 children. Matthew Laura n Alexander. I love music n soccer n Reading n strong coffee!


judyfotoJudy Peters was asked by the Bishop to set up a new Diocesan Youth Council in 2002 and has chaired it since then. She has been involved in youth work for a long time ( too many years to mention). She is also a member of the executive of the Church of Ireland Youth Department, a member of the Representative Body of the Church of Ireland and a member of its Pensions Board.

A solicitor, she is involved in legal professional training.

Her interests include horse riding, gardening, and keeping hens.

She and her husband, Chris, who is Dean of Ross have four children.

KristinHiya! My name is Kristin Hollowell and I am the youth-worker in Rosscarbery, Cork. My hometown is sunny Upland, California where the sun shines 97% of the time. I had been to Ireland once before when I studied at Queen’s University my 3rd year in college and I fell in love with the place and the people so I was determined to come back! I am extremely excited to build relationships with everyone, especially the youth, and get involved in any and all areas of the children and youth groups. I know that the Lord has me here for a reason and I am so grateful to be here. I look forward to getting to know you all and helping in any way I can! Blessings!!