BCM Ireland > Who We Are > Missionaries


Richard and Joan Thompsonphoto1

Richard, having grown up through the clubs and camps, is now the BCM Int. Ireland Director and BCM Int. European director. Joan, his wife, whom he met at camp (as campers) is a great support in the work and helps with the camps. They have three boys James, Andrew and Peter and live in Carlow. Richard is involved in club and camp ministries while also being in church ministry.



Marcus and Debbie Dancey

Debbie Dancey, originally from the USA, arrived as a BCM missionary working with clubs and camps. Debbie met and married Marcus, they have four boys David, Keith, Nathan and Joshua, and live in Co. Cavan. They are still involved in clubs and church work, with Joshua the youngest along with some other youth from the area running a drop in outreach centre.

Brian and Brenda Duffield

Brian and Brenda Duffield, again from the USA, arrived as a family with three children Brian, Bonnie and Bethany and while here had their fourth, Benjamin. They live in Co. Kildare. Brian is helping with Newbridge Bible Fellowship Church. This is a small church now independent but originally developed from the work of the BCM clubs and ladies’ ministries in Newbridge. Brenda is involved with BCM teacher training, which, while it begun slow, is growing steadily. She also has a heart for ladies’ ministries.

Nathan and Jenna Dancey

Nathan grew up in a BCM missionary home so he was well familiar with the ministry of BCM.  Prior to the summer of 2014, there was no-one looking after Castledaly Manor on a full-time basis.  In September 2014, Nathan and Jenna Dancey answered God’s call to come and work at Castledaly.  Nathan works full-time at Castledaly, while Jenna works as a secondary school teacher in Mullingar.  Nathan and Jenna have a little boy named Cillian.

John and Kelly Kornbau


John and Kelly came from the USA with their 6 children Alyssa, Katelyn, Marcus, Ethan, Logan, and Micah.  John and Kelly met at a Christian college in the USA.  The Kornbau family was involved in children’s ministry in the USA for over 11 years before answering the call of God to come to Ireland.  They are involved in the work at Castledaly, camp ministry, and a local children’s Bible club.  As time progresses, they plan to get involved in other BCM ministries.  They currently live in the Castledaly area.