Meet the Team
Sam launched Innovista’s work in Ireland in 2009 with a passion to equip leaders to bring hope and lasting change to their communities. He provides training, coaching and facilitation to leaders and teams. Married with two small children he is an aspiring allotment gardener who is involved in leadership in his local church and community. He has a Theology Masters and Train the Trainer and Governance qualifications.
Karen works part time for Innovista Ireland, alongside her role as HR Coordinator for Innovista International. She looks after the day to day finance as well as working on various other projects. In her free time she helps lead the youth work at her church, overseeing the Leadership Development Programme for 16-18 year olds.
After finishing up a degree in history and ministry, Anne moved to Dublin from the United States in 2013. She looks after Innovista Ireland’s RISE Leadership and Mentoring Programmes for teenagers in schools, churches and youth clubs. She is passionate about teenagers’ potential and their positive impact on their communities. She also looks after communications and prayer.
Ann Marie recently joined Innovista as a part-time Dublin Trainer. Ann Marie is passionate about releasing vision in others. In her role she provides, training, coaching and facilitation to leaders and teams. She and her husband Seamus are Vineyard church planters in Dublin. They have three adult children, who they love hanging out with. She has a lot of experience in church leadership & development, and has a degree in Computer Science (UCD).
Rachel CouralVolunteer Trainer
Based in the North Coast of Ireland and working in Employee Development for an engineering company, Rachel’s background includes training student leaders and church planting in France. She loves to see people learn and grow as well as leading worship in her local church. The latest adventure is parenthood with her husband, Christophe.
Ash is passionate about seeing young people find a place where they feel settled and safe, feel as though they have a purpose and know that they are valued. Born and raised in Melbourne, Ash has been in Ireland since she was 18 working with youth and young people to bring about change, both personally and in their local community.
Ruth Garvey-WilliamsInnovista Ireland Board Chair