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Corrymeela Community announces new leader

Outgoing leader Padraig O Tuama
Outgoing leader Padraig O Tuama
Allan Preston

By Allan Preston

A new leader has been appointed at Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation organisation.

The Corrymeela Community said the US-born Rev Dr Alex Wimberly had taken the job.

He previously worked in Belfast for seven years as minister of the McCracken Memorial Presbyterian Church.

He later completed a PhD in history at the University of Notre Dame before returning to Northern Ireland to take on roles with Corrymeela.

Kate Pettis, chair of the Corrymeela Community's board of trustees, said: "Alex combines a warmth of personality with an attention to mission.

"Having worked with him already, I have his insight and leadership, his commitment to inclusion and reconciliation, his intellectual rigour and his focus.

"We are thrilled to appoint him and look forward to many years of his leadership in this role that combines faith, peace, practice and courage."

Outgoing leader Padraig O Tuama also welcomed Rev Wimberly into his new role.

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