Peter Hamill, former Training Co–ordinator for Connor Diocese, recently graduated from the University of Warwick with a PhD in Education and Religion.
Dr Hamill’s thesis was based on research carried out with Children’s and Youth leaders in Connor Diocese and the wider Church of Ireland.
Dr Hamill said “My thanks to those in Connor Diocese who supported me through this work and I hope it provides a legacy for supporting the leaders in such a vital ministry.”
A tutor on the CITI Children’s Ministry course and with the Centre for Youth Ministry, Ireland, Dr Hamill is about to publish his first article based on his research in the Journal for Youth Ministry in the USA.
The Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, said: “ Peter did not only do a research project in Connor Diocese and the wider church but has given us a basis on which to look to the future.”