The Church Army Centre of Mission in Cork is delighted to announce that Sarah-Louise Hockey is to be Pioneer Evangelist / Youthworker. This Centre of Mission is a 3-way partnership between Church Army, the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne & Ross and The Carraig Centre (Carrigrohane Union of Parishes) in Ballincollig. Sarah-Louise will be working alongside Lead Evangelist Matt Gould as part of the staff team in Carrigrohane Union. For the past 2 years, Sarah-Louise has been working as a part-time youth worker a role which she took on in the midst of the pandemic. She comes to the post after graduating from University College Cork and is currently studying for a Certificate in Theology and Practice at the Church of Ireland Theological Institute. She has much experience in leading youth and children’s ministries in a variety of settings. The initial focus of this new role alongside the existing pioneering youth work programme in place, will be to prepare for and deliver the launch of an after schools drop-in space for local young people who are unconnected with church, which it is hoped will start early in 2023.