The Rev Geoff Haugh was instituted as rector of the Parishes of Billy and Derrykeighan at a service in Billy Parish Church on Friday December 9.
Geoff is married to Karen and they have four daughters, Laura, Judith, Rebekah and Melissa, and four grandchildren.
A native of the Birches, a townland between Dungannon and Portadown, Geoff, 55, is a past pupil of Killycomaine Junior High School and Portadown Technical College. He served with Her Majesty’s Forces in Northern Ireland for 17 years, and also worked in agriculture as a sale rep in animal medication and later animal nutrition.
Geoff began his ministry in 2013 as a deacon in Ballymore Parish, Tandragee, Diocese of Armagh. He moved to St Philip and St James’ Church, Holywood, Diocese of Down and Dromore, as curate in 2014. Remaining in Down and Dromore, Geoff has been incumbent in Knocknamuckley Parish since June 2017.
Geoff was instituted by the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev George Davison. The preacher at the service was the Rev Graham Spence, rector of Acton, Drumbanagher and Loughgilly, Diocese of Armagh.