People

Have you ever wondered who could help for the mission and outreach in your congregation or community?  Look no further than the people below:

Fresh Expressions

David McCarthy

David is the Fresh Expressions Development Worker, based in the church offices in Edinburgh, and employed jointly between the Mission and Discipleship and Ministries Councils.  David's work includes the Going for Growth strategy, vision days, summer school and mission shaped ministry.  If you think David could offer you assistance, please contact him on dmccarthy@churchofscotland.org.uk, or via the church offices on 0131 225 5722.

Children

Isobel Booth-Clibborn

Isobel is the Children’s Development Worker in the Mission and Discipleship Council, based in the national offices in Edinburgh. Isobel is keen to support and equip those working in Children’s Ministry. A number of training conferences have been held across the country for churches with few children. Learn: discussion publications relating to youth and children are also being produced. Initial plans are being made for significant events and opportunities for 2018: The Year of Young People. If you think Isobel could offer you assistance, please contact her on ibooth-clibborn@churchofscotland.org.uk, or via the church offices on 0131 225 5722. Do also connect with others involved in Children’s Ministry in the Church of Scotland through the Mission and Discipleship Youth and Children Facebook Group 'Now You're Talking'. We also have a 'Now You're Talking' Pinterest with different resources you can use, events to go to and books to read.

Learning in Congregations

Hannah Sanderson

Hannah Sanderson is a Congregational Learning Development Worker for the Mission and Discipleship Council. Hannah works with the Rural Working Group to Connect, Resource and Inspire rural congregations. She also works with the Learning Disability Working Group endeavouring to make our communities of faith communities of belonging for those with Learning Disabilities and their companions. If you think Hannah could offer assistance, please contact her on hsanderson@churchofscotland.org.uk or via the church offices on 0131 225 5722 ext 2316.

Hongsuk Um

Hongsuk is the Congregational Learning Development Worker based in the national offices in Edinburgh and employed by the Mission and Discipleship Council. Hongsuk’s work includes developing learning resources for church members, elders, Session Clerks and co-ordinating learning conferences.  If you think Hongsuk could offer you assistance please contact him on hum@churchofscotland.org.uk, or via the church offices on 0131 225 5722.

Mission

Robbie Morrison

Robbie is the Mission Development Worker based in the West of Scotland and employed by the Mission and Discipleship Council.  His work includes supporting the work of the Why Believe? Group, which aims to increase confidence in sharing faith, Future Focus, planning and delivering training and conferences regionally and nationally in all aspects of Christian Mission in Scotland.  If you think Robbie could be of assistance please contact him on Robbie.morrison@churchofscotland.org.uk, or by phone on 07740 414404.

Rob Rawson

Rob is the Mission Development Worker based in the East of Scotland and employed by the Mission and Discipleship Council.  Rob’s work includes presbytery planning, drama workshops, café church and Future Focus.  If you think Rob could offer you assistance please contact him on rrawson@churchofscotland.org.uk, or via the church offices on 0131 225 5722.

Steve Aisthorpe

Steve is the Mission Development Worker based in the North of Scotland and employed by the Mission and Discipleship Council.  Steve’s work includes presbytery planning, retreats, research projects and Future Focus.  If you think Steve could offer you assistance please contact him on saisthorpe@churchofscotland.org.uk, or via the church offices on 0131 225 5722.

Youth Work

Suzi Farrant

Suzi is the Children and Young People’s Development Worker based in the church offices in Edinburgh and employed by the Mission and Discipleship Council.  Suzi’s work includes National Youth Assembly, youth representatives at the General Assembly, consultations with young people and networking for youth workers.  If you think Suzi could offer you assistance please contact her on sfarrant@churchofscotland.org.uk, or via the church offices on 0131 225 5722.  For more information on COSY, please view the pages within this website.

Worship

Graham Fender-Allison

Graham is the Resourcing Worship Team Leader employed by the Mission and Discipleship Council.  Graham’s work includes CARTA, Different Voices magazines and events, Pray Now, Starters for Sunday resources, music and retreats.  If you think Graham could offer you assistance please contact him on gfender-allison@churchofscotland.org.uk, or via the church offices on 0131 225 5722.

Phill Mellstrom

Phill is the Worship Development Worker, based in the church offices in Edinburgh and employed by the Mission and Discipleship Council.  Phill’s work includes worship material, Starters for Sunday resource, Different Voices music material and Pray Now.  If you think that Phill could offer you assistance, please contact him on pmellstrom@churchofscotland.org.uk, or via the church offices on 0131 225 5722.

Go For It Fund

Shirley Grieve, Go For It Fund Co-ordinator
Tel. 0131 225 5722 Ext. 2357
Contact Shirley

Catherine McIntosh, Go For It Fund Training & Development Worker
Tel. 0131 225 5722 Ext. 2319
Contact Catherine

Susan Calderhead, Go For It Fund Administrator
Tel. 0131 225 5722 Ext. 2302
Contact Susan