Meet the team

Meet the team, who work with key volunteers across the country to make Alpha accessible to anyone, anywhere, whether that’s in a local pub for a bunch of students or in a warehouse for the whole community.

Peter Rigney - National Director

Peter lives in Dublin with his wife Karen and children Elijah and Leah. He's very passionate about Christian unity and building up young leaders to take the message of the Gospel to the next generation. 

Loves good coffee, music, chats, and rugby. 


Amanda O'Shea - Alpha Youth National Coordinator

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Amanda lives in Dublin with her husband George where they foster two children, Ava and Adam.

She brings over 20 years of experience in youth and family ministry to our Alpha team. At 19 years old she pioneered an urban ministry in Atlanta, GA, USA. Amanda moved to Jackson, Mississippi six years later where she served as a Youth Pastor. In 2007 Amanda moved to Dublin, Ireland to serve as a Youth and Children’s Minister. For the past ten years she has also led teams to run Alpha-Youth in local secondary schools. Amanda holds a degree in Youth, Children and Family Ministry.

Loves books, snow-skiing, hiking and theatre. 

Annette Evans - Alpha Youth Midlands Coordinator

Annette lives in Tullamore with two of her four children, Sian, Josh, Mark and Jonathan. Annette joined the Alpha Ireland team in January 2014 as the Midlands Alpha Youth Regional Coordinator. Prior to that she volunteered for three years with Alpha Youth in her parish. Annette also runs prayer spaces in conjunction with Alpha Youth Holy Spirit Days. She is currently studying for a BA in Theology. 

Annette is actively involved with youth in her parish, leading a weekly youth group and managing youth worship band.

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Theresa Cronin  -  Alpha Youth Cork Coordinator

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Theresa lives in Cork with her husband Tim and their five children Charlie, Simon, Grace, Barry & Mark.

Theresa has worked as a teacher of History and RE at second level for many years and has been actively involved in running Alpha in her parish for the past 10 years. In 2016 Theresa joined the Alpha Ireland team as the Cork Alpha Youth Regional Coordinator.

She has a heart and passion to see all people, especially young people, come into a living, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

She also loves to chat, cook and play lots of tennis!

Dominic Perrem  -  Faith Alive Coordinator



Dominic Perrem lives in Dublin with his wife, Annie and his four children, Edmond, Aidan, Lucy and Teddy. He presents for Spirit Radio and works with folks who run Alpha to help them with their long-term vision for building church and community. He loves Alpha and has been involved since his student days. 

Shannen Greenhalgh - Alpha Youth Coordinator East Coast 

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Shannen lives in Dublin with her family and dog. She has recently graduated with a degree in Social and Community Development and hopes to use this along with her experience and passion to create a space through Alpha for young people to meet with God. Shannen has been involved with many charities and organisations from a young age, values young people and finds it so important to invest in them.

She enjoys walking her dog on Portmarnock beach, visiting Howth (her favourite place), browsing Dublin markets, finding cute spots to eat and loves to travel any chance she can get!