Foundation in Christ Staff

Our Staff

Some of the An Tobar Nua Team Members - Spring 2018
Some of the An Tobar Nua Team Members - Spring 2018
Kelly and Susan Curry

Kelly and Susan Curry

Kelly and Susan Curry established FICM in 1993. Originally from Kentucky, the Currys have been married since 1977. They have two daughters, Natalie and Leah, who were both raised in Ireland. Kelly formerly served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HMA, Inc and Susan is a trained learning disabilities teacher. Both of the Currys graduated from Ravencrest Bible School. Kelly is an ordained minister and Susan is a qualified Christian counselor.

Mike Shortt


Originally from Belfast, Mike came to An Tobar Nua in 2001 after several years in the medical manufacturing industry. With nearly two decades of experience in charity work and his business expertise, he oversees our daily operations. He also leads our Youth Outreach initiatives which works with students (secondary school) across the country. He is an avid fan of full-contact sports and trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When not at An Tobar Nua, Mike can be found pursuing his passion for kayaking with his family.

Jimmy Earle


Jimmy has spent more than 19 years traveling the world in charity management.  Originally from Houston, Texas, he joined the An Tobar Nua team in 2013 and manages the cafe as well as the staff and Mission Experience Volunteers team. Jimmy also serves as our Human Resources manager for the growing team. With stamps in his passport for over twenty countries, he is always looking for a new adventure. When not at An Tobar Nua, Jimmy can be found repurposing old broken collectables or exploring life with his family.

Andrew Feeney


A native Galwegian, Andrew came to An Tobar Nua in 2014 after working for two years prior with a local church  in Galway City. He graduated with a degree in Highway Engineering and was a former student of IBI (Irish Bible Institute) College. A talented singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Andrew often leads worship in different venues in Galway City and for student ministries associated with the café. He enjoys writing music, kickboxing and spending time with his wife and children.

Michelle Manley


Bio coming soon.

Seamus Kenny


Bio coming soon.