I just wanted to say a quick hi from Ireland. I think most of the contributors on this blog are from North America. If there are any other readers from Europe, I'd love to know. I have only recently begun to explore the emergent conversation and I'm very excited. I have yet to find other women leaders of the emergent movement here in Ireland - all the people I've been in contact with here have been men.
By way of a short introduction, I'm currently doing the two year Local Preacher's Course with the Methodist Church in Ireland. It's a home study course with monthly meetings with others in my church who are also training. I belong to a multi ethnic city centre congregation in the centre of Dublin and what is most exciting about our group of trainees is that there is a high percentage of women and that there is also good representation of nationalities. It's thrilling to me that we have such an international flavour in our group as Dublin is now home to many foreign nationals - more so now than any other time in its history. I am amazed at all I am learning from my African and Asian sisters and brothers. What a privilege!
I'm a creative - I act, write and direct sometimes for money, often for nothing. I am also married to a creative trapped in the body of an IT professional! Our dream is to be able to follow our calling in creativity and host a retreat for others who struggle with the inevitable obstacles of the creative life.
It's great to be part of this blog, thank you for having me and I look forward from learning and sharing my experiences with you all.