Rev Noble McNeely elected moderator of Presbyterian Church
Co Down native who replaces Rev Dr Frank Sellar will be installed in Belfast on June 5th
Rev Noble McNeely: served in the Antrim congregation of First Ballymoney for 13 years
The new Presbyterian moderator will be Rev Noble McNeely (63) of the First Holywood Presbyterian Church in Co Down. He was nominated by 10 of the church’s 19 presbyteries in Ireland when they met to elect a successor to Rev Dr Frank Sellar.
Known as the moderator-designate until June, Rev McNeely will officially be elected and installed as moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland at the start of the general assembly in Belfast on June 5th.
Married to Florence, who is a physiotherapist, they have three adult children. In 1997, the family moved back to Co Down when he became minister of First Holywood.