Director of Ministry

John Alderdice Photo

John Alderdice Photo

John is husband to Ruth and dad to Hannah and Daniel. He has been a Minister of the Methodist Church in Ireland since 1998 and has served in local church settings in Co. Armagh and Co Down before becoming Methodist Chaplain to Queen’s University Belfast in 2009. In July 2014 he took up the post of Director of Ministry for the Methodist Church in Ireland, based at Edgehill College.

He studied Modern History at Queen’s and then did a further three years Theology. Following ordination he took an MA in Evangelism Studies from the University of Sheffield. He was a participant in the first Arrow Leadership programme in Ireland, and now helps run that organisation.

He is deeply interested in how the church needs to be shaped or reshaped to fulfil its calling in today’s world to share the gospel, and the type of leadership that is required to do this.

He is also a technology lover, Mac geek, guitar player, Man Utd fan, book collector, music listener, geochache finder and loves the idea of getting out more to run and keep fit!