Jenny Smyth Appointed As CMS Ireland Mission Director

Jenny Smyth

CMS Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Jenny Smyth as the society’s new Mission Director. Jenny will take over from Ronnie Briggs, who steps down from the post on 6 February as he and his wife, Maggie, prepare to return to Kenya as CMS Ireland Mission Partners.

As she assumes leadership of CMS Ireland, Jenny brings with her a vast and varied experience of global mission and of CMS. She served as a CMS Britain Mission Partner in Uganda for eight years before joining the CMS Ireland family in 1996, when she married Billy. Jenny and Billy then served together as Mission Partners in Uganda (first in Kampala, then in Arua) and in Yei Diocese, South Sudan. They returned to Ireland in 2006, with their children Abigail and Caleb.

Jenny served as a Trustee on the CMS Ireland Board for five years before joining the staff team in November 2013, as Partnership Coordinator for DR Congo, Egypt, South Sudan and Zambia.

Speaking about this latest appointment, Jenny comments:

‘It is a wonderful privilege to be called to serve in the capacity of Mission Director as we go forward from our bicentenary thanksgiving year. I pray for the Lord’s enabling as the society …read more

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