The Rev Geoff Haugh will be instituted as rector of the Parishes of Billy and Derrykeighan at a service in Billy Parish Church on Friday December 9 2022.
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 Down and Dromore. He moved to St Philip and St James’ Church, Holywood, also Down and Dromore, as curate in 2014. He has been rector of Knocknamuckley since June 2017.