Malcolm has been Rector (senior minister) of St Mungo’s for 30 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 CleggAssociate Minister and Director 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.
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; planning, co-ordinating and leading the youth weekend away and having oversight of some of the one-off youth events. She is also our PVG administrator.
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 the youth ministry at our Balerno location. Her role includes running Sunday morning events and groups, our Young Leader group (S5-S6), Youth Worship group and our Friday night open youth club venues The Loft and The Living Room. Sarah also has responsibility for running youth courses and organising to take young people to any events, training and conferences. She also heads up our schools work in the local high school. Sarah works in the office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
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.
Caroline Simpson0 - 18 team: children's worker
Caroline is on the 0-18 team as a children’s worker currently responsible for those in their preschool years. Her role is to ensure the dynamic team of volunteers are fully equipped to deliver a fun, safe and enjoyable environment each Sunday, where children begin to discover their own walk with Jesus.
Caroline comes from a background in performing arts and has taught through the full range of education, from preschool to university – a role she continues at Moray House School of Education.
Lindsay Glover0 - 18 team: youth worker
Lindsay plans, organises and oversees our Livingston based youth activities. Working with a team of volunteers helping to encourage, equip and disciple young people as we explore the bible and encounter Jesus together. Alongside Lindsay’s role in Livingston youth she supports the wider 0-18 ministry in Livingston on a Sunday morning. Lindsay works part time for St Mungo’s (8.5 hours per week) and also works as a nurse.
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 first year programme.
Andrea BrewsterPastoral Assistant (Families)
Families matter – whatever shape, size and stage they are at and in St Mungo’s we want to see families thrive! Andrea is available to provide pastoral support, equipping and encouragement to families both through one-to-one meetings and also through organised courses and events. She works Monday to Thursday. Andrea is also a qualified pharmacist with a background in paediatric care.
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.
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.
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 and Aine. Katherine qualified as a chartered accountant whilst working for Ernst & Young in Aberdeen in 2000. She has worked for several charities over the last 15 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. Ruth can be seen in her counting house on Mondays and Wednesdays!
Áine CollinsAccounts administrator
Áine works alongside Katherine and Ruth and can be found in the office on Wednesdays.