Jack was formerly Curate Assistant in Taney Parish (Dublin) and Chancellor’s Vicar in St Patrick’s Cathedral. Originally from Lisburn, County Antrim, Jack moved to Dublin in 2002 to read a degree in History at Trinity College. Having graduated, he spent some time working in St Patrick’s Cathedral, where he was also a Lay Vicar Choral, before entering the Church of Ireland Theological College (now Institute). Jack was ordained deacon in June 2010 and served as Curate in the Parish of Cregagh, in Belfast (Down and Dromore). He became Curate Assistant in Taney in 2013 and took up the position of Priest in Charge of Wicklow and Killiskey in July 2015. In December 2017 Rev. Jack Kinkead became Rural Dean of the South-East Glendalough Deanery which comprises Arklow, Kilbride and Inch; Castlemacadam with Ballinaclash; Dunganstown & Redcross with Conary; Rathdrum with Glenealy; and Wicklow and Killiskey.

Jack is married to Rachael , who comes from Carlow, is a graduate of Trinity College, and is a Primary School teacher.

In his spare time, Jack is a keen singer, golfer, and hill walker.