Hi, my name is Chris Conville. I’m 38 years old and married to my childhood sweetheart Helen and we have two lively children – Andrew and Rebekah… well the youngest is mainly the lively one! I work as a Graphic Designer in Holywood, outside Belfast. I’ve worked in the same job for over 15 years now and it is my first job since graduating from Art College in 1999. We as a family are relatively new to Killead. We have been brought up attending Church of Ireland churches in North Belfast, having been christened and confirmed there.
As I’m a Designer, I was only too happy to answer the church’s call in helping with the weekly newsletter – KPC News. I’m so happy that I am able to produce this for the church community and use the skills that God has given to me. I also help out with Sunday School and Bible Class. I’m really enjoying this aspect of church life and to be able to work with the young members of the church is such a privilege – even when I have to dress up in onesies! In terms of interests, those who know me well will agree that I am a huge Manchester United fan!
Since joining Killead my family and I have felt the love and warmth of the church community here. To actually attend and be part of this family is a wonderful thing. Once we had joined Killead I felt strongly that I was on a path that the Lord had laid for me and I felt a sense of calm and purpose. Having attended church for most of my life I have always felt close to God. However, it was June 2014 when I opened my heart and welcomed the Lord as my friend and Saviour. Another special aspect of this was that I shared the moment with my good friend Stephen McNie.
I love the happy faces in Church, the great friends we have made and the many extra activities that we are involved in. The worship group music is also a big favourite of mine! To look forward to going to church is a gift.
I’d have to say that my favourite song is called ‘The Heart of Worship’ by Matt Redman. I love the lyrics and tune. As for Bible verse, it’s a toughie but would say that Proverbs 3: 5-6 is my favourite.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.