Simon Genoe was ordained for the Curacy of Lisburn Cathedral at a service in St Patrick’s Church, Ballymena, on Wednesday 24th June 2009. Simon grew up in Monaghan, where he attended St Patrick’s Church of Ireland. He came to faith at a camp in Avoca Manor in Wicklow when he was 13 years old and in 2000, during a Church Missionary Society Ireland (CMSI) trip to Kenya, he felt a strong call to ordained ministry in the Church of Ireland. In the ensuing years, he attended Stranmillis University College, Belfast (2002-2006) where he obtained a Bachelor in Education, before progressing to the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Dublin, where he recently completed a degree in theology. Having begun ministering in Lisburn, Simon is excited by what God has called him here to do and is enthusiastic about serving in the Cathedral and the wider community.