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Meet the Team

Scripture clearly tells us that God has given to His Church the gift of leadership - people who organise, give vision, equip and do so with integrity, among other things.

The Elim Church in Ireland has its own Constitution which defines the structure of the Movement and local churches.  Irish Conference, which is made up of ministers and a lay-representative from every church, meets annually and is the governing body of the work in Ireland.


The Irish Leadership Team (ILT) is made up of the Irish Superintendent and other individuals elected by the Irish Conference to lead the Movement in Ireland and is responsible for day to day business and organisation.


We are thankful to these people who give of their time and effort to take responsibility for the Elim Churches in Ireland.

The Irish Leadership Team

Edwin Michael
Irish Superintendent

Edwin is the Irish Superintendent and is responsible for leading the (Irish Leadership Team) ILT and giving leadership to the Elim Churches throughout Ireland.


After pastoring in Markethill Edwin spent over 20 years as a Pastor in Portadown.  He also pastored for an eleven month interim period in the Elim Church in Ballymena before his induction as Superintendent.


He is married to Margaret and they have two grown children.

Craig Brotherston

Craig is leader of Elim’s Republic of Ireland’s work (Elim Ministries Ireland - EMI) and Pastors Ballyfermott Community Church in Dublin and serves on the Ignite Committee. 


Previously, he pastored APA Elim, North Belfast and as Youth Pastor in Dundonald Elim as well as the Serious4God (Ireland) and Limitless UK teams. In pioneering work, he helped establish Hope Church, Omagh and served in Londonderry and West Belfast. He and his family spent a year working with churches in Russia. 

Craig is married to Abby with three daughters and three foster daughters.


Malcolm Duncan


Malcolm is Lead Pastor at Dundonald Elim. A public theologian and speaker at christian events, he has authored 16 books to date. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).  He previously led Gold Hill Baptist Church, London.

Chairing Elim’s Public Theology & Pastoral Ethics Taskforce (Agora) Malcolm is also theologian-in-residence at Spring Harvest & Essential Christian and holds various Board roles with Christian organisations. 

Malcolm is married to Debbie and they two sons, two daughters and four grandchildren. 

Roy Johnston

Roy has pastored for many years in Elim Ireland in Lisburn, Beersbridge Road and Lurgan.  As of March 2016 Roy was appointed as Elim Missions Ireland Director.


Roy is married to Hilary and they have three children.

Nigel Elliott

Nigel took up the position of Senior Pastor in Enniskillen in May 2012.  


His heart is to see the Church equipped and mobilised to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Nigel is married to Beryl who have two sons.

Ross McBride

Ross is Senior Pastor at Portadown Elim Church.  


He served previously as part of the pastoral team in Beersbridge Road Elim and as Serious4God Youth Director for Ireland and joined the Portadown team in 2010.


Ross is married to Tasha and they have two children, Joel and Liberty.


Alistair Ritchie

Alistair is currently part of the Pastoral Team at Coastlands Elim and has also been widely involved in Elim for many years previously leading the Youth Department and involved in organising Wondrous.

Alistair is married to Alison and they have three lovely children.

Staff at our Elim Ireland offices

At our offices there is a dedicated team who help organise and take care of the day-to-day duties that help the Elim churches and ministries in Ireland effectively and efficiently reach the lost and build the Kingdom of Jesus.


Although often behind the scenes, their hard work is invaluable to the Movement.

Karen Watson
Finance Officer

Karen began working at Elim Corporate Offices Ireland in April 2011 after previously working as Administrator at Portadown Elim Church.  She works behind the scenes book-keeping on a part time basis. 


Karen is married to Michael and they have two girls – Lauren and Megan.  Karen enjoys cycling, reading and singing but is happiest when caring and cooking for family.

Margaret Michael
Administrative Assistant

Margaret works in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays and teaches in a local primary school from Wednesday through to Friday. 


Margaret is married to Edwin and they have two grown up children; Laura and Ryan.  Life is busy but when she can, she loves to paint, read, walk and cook for friends and family.

Rosie Argue
Administrative Assistant

Rosie has been working at Elim Corporate Offices Ireland from January 2015 after taking early retirement from a busy career as a theatre sister in one of our local hospitals.  She is in the office Wednesday - Friday mornings.


Rosie is married to Syd and they have four grown up sons.  For relaxation she loves to visit the coffee shops with family and friends and encourage others by spending time with them.

Alan Walker
Executive Officer

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Alan took up the new post of Executive Officer with Elim in Ireland in January 2020, responsible for leading the administration and management functions to support the Irish Superintendent and ILT. 

Alan is part of the Leadership Team at Beersbridge Elim.

Previously, Alan worked as a Strategy & Policy Consultant, Head of Northern Ireland Office at the GMC and as Head of Consumer Affairs at the Consumer Council after starting his career with the Boys' Brigade. He has also Chaired the George Best Belfast City Airport Forum and the Northern Ireland Government Affairs Group.

Alan is married to Ruth and they have three children. 

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