Declan is an Occupational Psychologist and Theologian with over 20 years experience working within both Private sector and within the Church. In the 1980’s Declan spent 8 years within the order of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart MSC’s. In 1992 he set up his first fully lay retreat team ‘Koinonia’. He and his wife Annmarie set up MIR Retreat Centre in 2004 as a response to a vision they have for the Church, a vision that all people will come to know the love of Christ for them personally. Declan is married with 5 Children.