President & Lay Leader

Rev Peter Murray President of the Methodist Church in Irlena


Rev Peter Murray is a former teacher, born of missionary parents in Africa, Mr Murray entered Edgehill Theological College as a mature student in 1984. On completion of his studies, ministry appointments took him to Sligo, Bangor, Belfast and most recently to Londonderrry.

Peter has a blog on this site. You can also follow him on  facebook and twitter.

Lay Leader

Kenneth Twyble was elected in 2012 to serve as Lay Leader of the Conference for the period 2013-16. He is a Local Preacher and serves as Lay Assistant on the Charlemont and Cranagill Circuit. A retired teacher, he remains influential in the development of educational policy in Northern Ireland. Ken has a lifelong interest in, and service to, Boys’ Brigade. An Ulster Unionist Councillor for the Central Ward on Craigavon Borough Council, he has been Mayor of Craigavon on two occasions.