The church staff team is Graeme Shanks (Pastor), Alistair Chalmers (Assistant Pastor), Peter Ervine (Youth Pastor), Käete Followwill (Women’s Ministry Leader), Archie Winnington-Ingram (Pastor in Training) and Ian Naismith (Church Manager). Graeme and Alistair are full-time and the others part-time. We also have Dani Neira working alongside us as volunteer Ministry Trainee. Archie and Dani are studying part-time at Cornhill in Glasgow.
Graeme leads the team, which meets each week for prayer, Bible study, review of services & activities and sharing of priorities. We are based in the offices to the rear of the church, but currently working mainly from home.
We were delighted to welcome Käete to the team in 2021, and Archie moved on from Ministry Trainee to Pastor in Training. Dani will finish as Ministry Trainee in the summer, and we would love to have a new Trainee. Ian plans to retire this year so we expect a new Church Manager, and the Trustees are also looking to appoint a part-time Building Officer, so the team continues to grow.
The team is involved in leading a wide range of church activities, as will be evident from these reports. We value your prayers for us and for our families. It’s a privilege to be able to serve the Lord and the church.