We are delighted to welcome Caroline Brennan as our new Student Reader for the next eight weeks.

Caroline is an ordinand who began her training for ordained ministry in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute in September 2021. She is a native of Dublin and grew up in Dundrum and has been a member of Taney Parish for many years. She lives in Ballinteer with her husband David and their ten-year- old son, Oscar.

Prior to beginning her theological studies at CITI, Caroline was a lawyer and more recently, a civil servant. She was called to the Bar in 1999 and has practised as both a barrister and a solicitor in Dublin. She has specialised in family law for the bulk of her legal career.

Caroline was commissioned as a Pastoral Assistant for the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough in 2019. She is a pastoral assistant in Taney Parish and has been and continues to be actively involved in lots of different aspects of church life.

She enjoys scooting, skydiving and creative writing. She is passionate about social justice and inclusion and has been very involved in working to improve the lives of families living within the direct provision system.

“I am incredibly excited to have been given the opportunity to experience my first placement in Zion parish. I am really looking forward to learning from  Stephen and Margaret and to worshipping God alongside them and the Zion parishioners. I am hopeful that I will have lots of opportunities over the next couple of months to meet with you all and to enjoy fellowship together notwithstanding facemasks and lingering Covid restrictions.”