Staff

Kelly and Susan Curry
Founders and Directors
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.

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Mike
General Manager
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 Retreat department which works with students (Junior High and High 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.

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Thomas
Head Counselor – An Tobar Nua
Tom joined the An Tobar Nua staff in 2002. As a certified Irish counselor, he has a BSc (Hons) in Counseling & Psychotherapy and is fully accredited by the Irish Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy and the Irish Association of Christian Counselors. As our Head Counselor, Thomas has been a vital part of developing our confidential and nonjudgemental counseling service. Thomas has a heart to accompany individuals as they journey towards healing and wholeness.FullSizeRender

 

Megan
Counselor/ Manager/ Staff Chaplain – An Tobar Nua
Megan joined the An Tobar Nua team in 2004. She plays an active role in staff leadership. Megan is a certified Irish counselor and spends her days in the An Tobar Nua Counseling Centre. She has a heart to support and assist people in overcoming life’s challenges as they move towards healing and positive change. Megan has a BSc (Hons) in Counseling & Psychotherapy and is fully accredited by the Irish Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy.

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Jimmy
Manager- An Tobar Nua
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 intern team. Jimmy also serves as HR 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.

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Deirdre
Manager – Bothar Emmaus Bookstore
After many years in the retail industry with one of Ireland’s most successful brands, Deirdre joined the team in 2006.  Her love for knowledge and her heart to help others find scriptural answers to life’s problems made the bookshop the perfect fit. She is originally from Cavan but has been a Galwegian since 1991. When not at An Tobar Nua, Deirdre can be found volunteering in her local parish or spending time with her daughter and granddaughter.

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Andrew
Outreach Manager
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.