Catherine Little has been appointed new General Secretary of the Bible Society in Northern Ireland.
Catherine, whose wide experience includes working with the Church of Ireland Youth Department, will join the Society on April 1. She succeeds John Doherty who is retiring in May.
Catherine is a native of Fermanagh and she is familiar with the Voluntary / Charitable sector. She will join the Society having served most recently with Praxis Care as Co-Ordinator of their Volunteer, Befriending and Counselling services. She will also bring experience gained developing a special programme with the Church of Ireland Youth Department and as a trainer with Youth Link NI. This work embraced both community relations and youth work, and has included training with many of the province’s Youth organisations.
Catherine will be seeking to develop the Society’s relationships with all Churches and mission agencies throughout Northern Ireland, as well as BSNI’s extensive involvement with and support for Bible projects on every continent through the worldwide United Bible Societies.
While the Bible Society traces its roots in Belfast back to 1807, Catherine will be the first woman to lead the organisation.