Who’s Who – Staff

Editor: Karen Bushby


Karen Bushby joined the Gazette Team as Editor in June 2019

She has a degree in English and History from Loughborough University andholds professional qualificationsfrom the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Karen has worked in newspapers in Northern Ireland and greater London. In 2002 she moved into freelance public relations and in 2004-05 she was NI coordinator

of the National Lottery’s 10thanniversary. She will be the firstfemale editor in the Gazette’shistory and the first lay person totake on the job.

Karen is an elder in BanbridgeNon-Subscribing Presbyterian church. She was part-time press officer for Belfast cathedral for five years and was also appointedConnor diocesan communicationsofficer (DCO) in 2006.

She said: “I am passionate aboutnews and telling stories that will challenge, entertain and inspire the reader. The Church of Ireland is bursting with people and parishes doing fantastic work and, with the support of DCOs and other contributors, I want to share those stories, while also maintaining thought provoking features which have made the Gazette so popular over many decades.”


Deputy Editor: Suyai Rodríguez

Suyai Rodriguez

Suyai has been the assistant editor of the Gazette since April 2018. She also works
as office administrator for Latin Link Ireland mission agency and as free-lance
translator (English to Spanish and vice-versa) and editor.


Office Manager: Ellla McLoughlin



Ella has worked for the Church of Ireland Gazette for 12 years and was previously Advertising Administrator. She took up her current role in November 2006.


Office Administrator: Soon-Ok Potter


Soon-Ok Potter joined the staff of the Church of Ireland Gazette in July 2016


Web Manager: Rev Robert Ferris

Robert Ferris

Robert has been with the Church of Ireland Gazette in his role as Web Manager since December 2010.