The Rev Danielle McCullagh was ordained a priest for the Parish of Lisburn Cathedral at a service in the Cathedral on Sunday August 27.
The 27-year-old has lived all her life in Glengormley, and is a parishioner at Carnmoney Parish Church,
She has a BA (Hons) Degree in Childhood Studies and Professional Practice Studies from Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Before training for ordination, Danielle worked in Carnmoney Primary School as a one-to-one Classroom Assistant with children with special needs.
Her hobbies include ballroom dancing, something she has been doing since the age of 15, but she admits she has had much less time to do it since starting ordination training.
Danielle served her internship as a Deacon at St Brigid’s, Mallusk.
She said: “I love cooking and eating good food, and spending time with friends so I’m really looking forward to being able to open my new home in Lisburn for fellowship.”
Danielle was ordained a priest by the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy. Preacher at the service was the Archdeacon of Dalriada, the Ven Stephen Forde.