Who's who

Minister:
Rev. Dr Nikki Macdonald
Tel: 01864 502139
Email: minister.upperclyde(at)gmail.com

Nikki was ordained and inducted on 29 October, 2014.
Born in Australia, with Scottish grandparents who used the word 'home' and meant 'Scotland', she moved to the UK in 1992.
Over the years she has lived and worked on the Isle of Iona, living in community and working for the Iona Community; managed a small, independent Christian bookshop with ecumenical and social justice leanings; found herself doing a Divinity degree for 'fun' and ended up doing an accidental Masters by research, and a subsequent PhD focusing on the drama of discipline in early modern Scotland (she spent a lot of time with John Knox whilst doing so).  In the midst of post-graduate studies, she finally addressed a long-held call to ministry and began her training.  In her spare time she does the occasional stint on radio, plays guitar, enjoys baking bread, spending time with friends new and old, quite likes hearing and telling shaggy dog tales, loves the sea, is currently avoiding writing a book, and continues in the quest to find the perfect cup of coffee.  She is not quite sure how she ended up in such a brilliant parish, with such excellent folk, but is delighted to be here.

Office holders:
Session Clerk: Ms Heather Watt
Treasurer: Mr Muir Jackson... upcoming Treasurer, Mr Stuart Baillie
Property: Mr Robert Gemmell
Safeguarding: Mrs Lynn Cochrane
Presbytery elder: Mrs Lynn Cochrane
Rolls incl Cradle roll & data protection: Mrs Jenny Worthington

Groups/ convenors:
[the minister is a co-opted member of all groups]

Worship Group: Nikki Macdonald
    Sub-groups:
        Music: Teresa Brasier, Mary Hamilton [LH], Jenny Hodgen
        Evening worship:
          2nd Sunday - Teresa Brasier, Andy and Fiona Foley
          4th Sunday - Moira White, Mary Hamilton [LH], Teresa Brasier

Finance Group: Muir Jackson//Stuart Baillie
w. Heather Watt
Property and Fabric Group: Robert Gemmell
w. Ian Wilson and Gordon Gilbert
Social and Fund-raising Group: Janet Telfer
w. Jenny Worthington, Mary Hamilton [Ab.], Jeannette Wight
Pastoral Care Group: Judith Gilbert -
w. Dee Yates
Christian Ed/Discipling Group: tbc
Church in the world Group: Jenny Worthington

Magazine team: Dee Yates [editor], Nikki Macdonald

Guild committee:
Heather Watt, Mary Hamilton, Jenny Hodgen, 
Christine Hudson, Moira White, Aileen Gemmell.

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