We are Brian and Erin Casey. In 2012, God made it obvious to us that He wanted us to go to Ireland to share the gospel (good news!) of Jesus Christ. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a church-planting team in West Ireland and support their efforts to invite people to have a real and personal relationship with Jesus as their Savior.
We know there’s a common misconception about people who work in ministry. The (false) is idea that people who lead or work in churches are supposed to be perfect… or at least, really, really good. While we strive to follow Jesus’ teaching, we want to set the record straight from the onset. We are not perfect or sinless or better than anyone else. We mess up, a lot. We argue. We get stressed out and busy and worried.
The good news is that we don’t have to be perfect… because Jesus is. We take our mess, stress and sins to Him. In exchange, He offers peace and hope and unimaginable amounts of love. Our desire is for others to know His peace, to find hope in His promise of freedom, and to experience His love.
Brian is a husband, dad and proofreader/document checker. His passion for Ireland began early in life. Growing up he heard stories of his Irish ancestors coming to the United States during the Great Hunger. As children, he and his sister listened faithfully to “The Irish Hour” and “Thistle and Shamrock” on the radio. His love for the people, the country and the culture of Ireland grew through the years. In the fall of 2012, he felt a nudge from the Holy Spirit to take his passion and use it to share the gospel with people in Ireland.
Erin is a wife, mom and writer/editor and photographer. She’s also the author of a children’s adventure series: Zany Zia’s Hats to Where. As a student of personal development, her mission for some time now has been to help others experience the best of what God has planned for them. Through her stories, images and words, she hopes to inspire people to see God at work in their lives. Side note: She grew up believing her name meant “princess of Ireland.” Really it just means Ireland. (In fact, her name is the reason Brian agreed to meet her almost 12 years ago… but we’ll save that story for another time.)
We have a 10-year-old son, Jacob, who is excited about our Irish adventure. Erin’s 19-year-old son, Josh, is working with YWAM LA Calling All Skaters—an exciting adventure in its own right!
This site is designed to keep our families and prayer supporters updated on our work and lives as we pursue the mission God’s given us. We hope you’re encouraged by what you read to find your passion and use it to fuel your mission—whether at home or abroad.