Moravian Messenger October 2019
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Moravians go to Greenbelt!
Introducing the new Provincial Board Member
Mark Kernohan
Born on the very last day of 1959 has always meant that my birthdays are a time of celebration for the world and not just me. I grew up in the south side of Belfast in an area which thankfully saw little of the troubles. My mother passed when I was 23 but my father has just celebrated his 90th birthday. I was the middle child of three boys with one brother now living in Leeds and the other in Coventry. Leaving school with six GCSEs, I worked for a coachbuilding firm before entering into public service at 18 and continued to work for the government for 30 years before taking early retirement in 2008. During this time, I completed an OU honours degree in Criminological studies then joined the world of retail and completed ten years with one of the big four supermarkets before transitioning into full time PEC work.
I married Mandy in 1983 and she has now put up with me for 36 years. We have been really blessed with two wonderful children, a daughter Lynsey who works for a bank and a son, Dale who works in London. Lynsey married Greg in 2015, and we are expecting our first grandchild in October 2019. I have been a member of University Road Moravian Church since the age of two and have taken part in all of its activities. I attended summer camp from the age of 11 until 17 and was lucky enough to be on staff from 1983 to 1998. I am a member of the Church Committee at University Road and also Irish District chair, leading and supporting district activities which include helping keep the Dublin fellowship alive and starting the Portrush Summer Church. I am an active member of the Irish District Moravian History and Heritage society and I have
been a lay service taker since 1990.
I am an armchair master of all sports, have completed a marathon in just over four hours, a Leeds United supporter and I follow Ulster Rugby (Union). I think I am a good chess player and a sudoku champion. I play golf weekly and enjoy it. As a member of a walking group, I try to get out with them twice a month and enjoy weekends away with them. I am working towards climbing the highest peaks in all 32 counties of Ireland both north and south and recently completed my first 'Munro' in Scotland.
I am looking forward to serving the Moravian Church in this new role on the Provincial Board.
Br Mark Kernohan
(page 110-111)
Renewed Mission and Renewed Building at Hall Green
(page 112-113)
History of Fulneck Museum
(page 116)
Peterloo Massacre
(pages 117)

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