The Rev John Stephens BSc, BD, DMin is Secretary of the Conference and Secretary of the Methodist Church in Ireland.
John was born and grew up in Belfast, later moving to Glengormley in his teens. It was during his teenage years he became involved in the Boys' Brigade and subsequently Glengormley Methodist Church. After graduating he was employed by the Central Statistics Office in Dublin. During his mid-twenties he responded to a call to ordained ministry. He entered Edgehill in 1990 and was ordained in 1995. He has served on the Portlaoise Circuit, Dublin Student Chaplaincy and Dublin Central Mission. He took up the role of Secretary of Conference in July 2015.