The jesse box "Bible Stories come alive"

Meet the Team

Paul Barnes
Paul is married to Sheila they have six children and a lot of Godchildren.
For Paul and Sheila passing faith to their children has been their first priority. This can be seen in their children and the warm and welcoming atmosphere of their home, where there is always time for the visitor and a helping hand if needed. The Bible stories that Paul's father told him as a child stay with him to this day and inspired  the Jesse Box project. Paul loves hiking and has cycled his bike thousands of miles.
His background is in fine art papers and the invitation printing business. Paul has a great eye for detail and communications.
He looks after the business side of the Jesse Box.



Sebastian Kraszkiewicz
Sebastian is married to Sinead (Gerry’s daughter) and they have two children, the apples of his eye.
He studied history and education in college in his native Poland and came to live in Ireland in 2007. Sebastian and Sinead are involved in the Neo-Catechumenate for years and are a family on mission in the west of Ireland. Sebastian's enthusiasm to live by and spread the Gospel can be contagious and encouraging to all who meet him. He gets very animated talking about the Jesse Box so beware !



Beta França 

Beta is married to Eunan and they have one son Tadgh. She’s the artist. She’s incredibly gifted. A qualified architect and graphic designer, she prefers making art using mixed media or recycling objects of all sorts, in a very Brazilian way. She spent her childhood making things from paper and when it comes to the Jesse Box , she says it brought all her skills together. Did I mention she’s a wonderful Bossa Nova singer too !



Gerry Malone
Gerry is married to Anne, they have seven children and seven grandchildren.
Gerry writes the material for The Jesse Box. He and Anne have been involved in Faith formation and Pastoral evangelisation for the past twenty years. Gerry’s favourite Bible quote are the words of St Paul Philippians 4:11-13  “In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me …..”
He lives with his family in the Wicklow Mountains, the garden of Ireland, along the route of St. Kevin’s way.
If you’re doing a pilgrimage here be sure to drop in for a cup of tea and a chin wag (Irish for a good chat).