Malcolm has been Rector (senior minister) of St Mungo’s for 27 years, and as such oversees all the activities of the church, though many are delegated to the staff team and to a wider leadership within the church. He also has a role in networking with local and national churches.
Derek ThomsonExecutive Director (and Vestry Secretary)
Derek is responsible for the smooth running of the church organisation. His role includes assisting Malcolm, managing the staff team, stewarding the physical, operational and financial resources (e.g. buildings, people, technology, administration and mission giving/partnerships) and supporting the Church Board on governance issues. Derek has a background in business leadership.
Kate YatesRector's administrator
Kate works twenty hours per week as the Rector’s Administrator, so she is in charge of all the bookings for the church, the administration of the services in Balerno High School, rotas, information distribution and will generally know the answer when no one else does! She is also part of the team having oversight of the housegroups, and twice a week heads up Minis, our group for babies/toddlers and their carers.
Ollie CleggDirector of Evangelism
Ollie oversees the work of evangelism across the church. He is responsible for encouraging, equipping and releasing people of all ages to seek God’s Kingdom here on earth, and share the good news of Jesus Christ in relevant ways. Ollie is also on the leadership team of our school of supernatural ministry (ESST) with his wife Laura.
Wendy BrownOffice Manager/ 0-18 team: youth worker
Wendy shares her responsibilities between running the office and co-ordinating events and activities for the 0-18 Ministry. Wendy’s role continues to evolve and has seen her participating in the development and shaping of the 0-18 Ministry, writing material for Sunday mornings, undertaking the planning and co-ordinating of the youth weekend away and generally being the “point” person for volunteers.
David Lyons0 - 18 director
David oversees the work of the 0-18 Ministry in the church by providing leadership, developing and implementing the vision. His role is to encourage, equip and disciple children and leaders, developing them in their individual gifting. He ensures groups are resourced with high quality material that allows for spiritual growth and looks after the pastoral care of children, youth and their families.
Sarah Tomb0 - 18 team: youth worker
Sarah’s role is to oversee all teams and activities that are connected to youth discipleship. This includes Sunday morning events and groups like RS2 (S1-S2), Cell groups (S3–S6), our monthly ‘Envision’ service, our Young Leader group (S5-S6) and our Youth Worship group. This also involves running discipleship courses and organising or arranging to take young people to any events, training and conferences with a discipleship focus. Sarah works in the office Monday to Thursday.
Caitlin Boddy0 - 18 team: children's worker
Caitlin is the Primary aged childrens worker. Week to week, she ensures that both Adventurers (P1-3) and Xplorers (P4-7) are fully equipped to discover more about God each Sunday. Keeping in touch with a fantastic team of volunteers, she encourages and strengthens them to share their own love of Jesus. Other events through the year include the annual weekend away for P5-7s and one off events. She is seeking to build relationship with primary aged children through the community, not only those who she sees on a Sunday. Caitlin previously worked for Scripture Union and as a Primary Teacher.
Andrea Brewster0 - 18 team: children's worker
Andrea has responsibility for the under 5’s (overseeing Little Wonders for 0-2’s and Climbers for 3-5 year olds). Her role is to help the very youngest in our church family to thrive and know God’s love for them – through preparing material for our fun Sunday morning groups and finding ways to equip, strengthen and encourage families to grow in their faith together. She works for St Mungo’s on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Andrea is also a qualified pharmacist with a background in paediatric care.
Rhea Connor0 - 18 team: youth worker
Rhea is employed part-time on an interim basis until June 2017. Rhea’s principal area of responsibility is for the organisation and leadership of our Friday night Youth activities. As a member of the 0-18 staff team, Rhea will also be heavily involved on Sunday mornings.
Neil ThompsonWorship and Communications director
Neil oversees our Sunday worship services and leads the various setup, production and worship teams involved in making our events happen. His role has him coordinating our various forms of communication including this website, printed materials and social media. Neil also directs our school of supernatural ministry (ESST) with his wife Jo.
Andrew QuinnOperations Coordinator
Andrew works full-time, overseeing our setup and tech teams on a Sunday, and performing various technical roles during the week. He’s usually in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: editing video and audio and being a significant drain on the coffee supplies. Andrew also oversees the ESST second year programme.
Pat BanfillPastoral assistant
Pat is a qualified Social Worker and is one of our Pastoral Assistants whose role includes working with individuals, couples and families facing particular challenges or difficulties. She also has regular involvement with Balerno High School’s Listening Ear service.
David BrownPastoral assistant
David is available on a part time basis (10 hours spread across each week) to provide pastoral support to men in the church. David also wears other hats (as a House Group leader, Wellness Centre Counsellor and former Volunteer Children’s Leader and Vestry member.)…and is a general encourager.
Lisa FawcettPastoral assistant
Lisa supports individuals and families who are going through difficult times, both on a short and long term basis. Lisa is also the main St Mungo’s link for Safe Families for Children, and is involved in facilitating courses in St Mungo’s and in the community. Lisa mostly works on Mondays and Tuesdays and rest of the week Lisa works as a social worker for the City of Edinburgh Council.
Lesley PennyTeaching associate
Lesley is one of the teaching team at St Mungo’s, having previously been Worship Director for many years until Jan 2014. She is employed very part-time (4 hours/week) and provides cover for service production on Sundays to help preserve the sanity of the current worship director, Neil Thompson.
Lynn MillarCounselling Director
Lynn is Counselling Director of the Wellness Centre, which is open to the church and wider community. Lynn is a Certified Counsellor and a trained teacher and works therapeutically with adults as well as children and young people. Lynn is passionate about emotional and spiritual health and as part of her role in the Wellness Centre will be offering opportunities for people to grow and develop in these areas.
Siobhan ShortWellness Centre Manager
Siobhan is Manager of the Wellness Centre, supporting Lynn Millar in her role. Siobhan is at the Wellness Centre Monday – Thursday mornings making cups of tea and organising hundreds of appointments. She plays a vital role in the smooth running of our counselling service.
Katherine BurnettFinance Director (and Treasurer)
Katherine is responsible for managing the church’s money, supported by Ruth Smith. Katherine qualified as a chartered accountant whilst working for Ernst & Young in Aberdeen in 2000. She has worked for several charities over the last 10 years in both a voluntary and paid capacity. She’s in the office Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Ruth SmithAccounts administrator
Ruth is our Book Keeper, working closely with Katherine Burnett. Ruth can be seen in her counting house on Mondays and Wednesdays!