Our Team

CCCS work with a variety of chaplains and service providers, often partnering on different projects. CCCS looks to collaborate with other service providers to ensure that we operate using the best evidence-based approaches. 

CCCS Core Chaplaincy Team

The individuals on the CCCS Core Chaplaincy Team are responsible for the design and delivery of CCCS’s core services.

Neal is an accredited healthcare chaplain having trained in both US and Irish hospitals. Neal’s emergency response chaplaincy work in the US included roles as a Disaster Spiritual Care Responder with the Oklahoma Conference of Churches and as a Stress Response Team Member with the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps. In addition to his Chaplain Accreditation Board certification as a healthcare chaplain, Neal also holds a certificate in Crisis, Trauma, and First Response from the Spiritual Care Association. In addition to his CCCS role, Neal provides individual chaplaincy services through the TaskHuman wellness service.

Sylvia is an accredited healthcare chaplain with a background in General Practice nursing. She is currently an IACP accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor, with a diploma in cross professional supervision. Since 2010, she has gained experience in pastoral ministry based in parish, acute hospital, hospice and residential care home settings in both urban and rural areas of Cork.

Bruce brings 35 years of experience in pastoral ministry based in parish, hospital and educational settings. He has worked in Ireland, the Netherlands and Canada. He is an accredited teaching supervisor in Clinical Pastoral Education and a full member of the Supervisors Association of Ireland. He is currently a certified member of the Association of Death Education and Counselling, accredited healthcare chaplain with both Chaplaincy Accreditation Board (Ireland) and Canadian Association of Spiritual Care. He has recently retired form his role of Director of Education at Northridge House, part of St Luke’s Charity Cork.