The Leadership at Culduthel Christian Centre comprises the Pastor, Elders, Deacons, Church Secretary, Staff Members and Ministry Team Leaders.
Our Elders are involved in general pastoral oversight but may also have a particular focus for their ministry according to their gifting. Our Deacons tend to coordinate the service of one ministry team.
You can find out more information on each person below, along with details of how to get in touch with them.
Alasdair grew up in Inverness and is very grateful to God for leading him back here with his family in 2014.
His wife Alison works as a doctor and they have two teenage children, Angus and Catriona.
Alasdair left Scotland in 1992 and worked as a buyer for Nissan in Sunderland.
Alasdair has served as Pastor in two churches on the edge of London: Bushey Baptist Church, Watford and Billericay Baptist Church in Essex.
Norman originally from Aberdeen has lived in Inverness since 1977 where he has a property rental business. He and his wife Christine were one of the original six founding couples in the church in 1984. They have 3 grown-up children. He is primarily involved as the Link Elder for the Facilities Ministry.
Allan and his wife Christine came to Inverness from Aberdeen in 1969 having an opportunity to develop Allan’s career in the Garage business. Their daughter Kirsten and son Jonathan are both married and they have two grandsons, Alastair and Callum. A founder member of the church and Elder Allan is involved in the Children’s Ministry and Pastoral Care.
Duncan originally from Ayrshire moved to Inverness in 1989. Married to Jean they have 7 children between them. Duncan enjoys a regular game of squash. These days he is more a follower of football than a participator. He is the Treasurer and is also involved with CAP (Christians Against Poverty), Home groups and is the Prayer Ministry Co-ordinator.
David is married to Sandra, a nurse. They have three children, Madeleine, Jacob & Jamie, and one stubborn West Highland Terrier. David works at Raigmore Hospital as a Paediatrician.
Angus is a maritime surveyor in the offshore oil industry. He and His wife Alison, a care worker, have three children, Fiona, Heather and Iain. Angus is primarily involved in Bible Teaching and Preaching and is the link elder for Youth. He is a regular teacher at the Junior Youth Fellowship and currently remains unbeaten as the ten pin bowling champion as long as he is playing against 13 year olds.
I grew up in a Christian family and in the church and as a result have always known God’s presence, power and mercy in my life. It was as a young man that God revealed to me His lavish grace and incredible love for me. While I followed God prior to this, it was this revelation that has given me such joy and freedom.
I work as a GP in Inverness, having moved here in 2016 as part of my training and I have been married to my wife Helen since July 2020. When at University I had the opportunity to serve as a Hall Group Leader, and then on the Christian Union’s executive committee as the Hall Group Co-ordinator. In 2017 I joined the Youth team at CCC, where I have primarily served in our church. Around the same time, I also joined the ‘Elevate’ team (an inter-church youth organisation) and subsequently have had a key role in its leading. I occasionally lead services on Sundays at CCC and am a youth mentor. I am passionate and enjoy spending time meeting with men in discipling relationships.
I’ve been part of this church since it started, coming to faith in primary school and being baptised when I was twelve years old alongside my sister Kirsten by our dad, Allan. Later at secondary school I prayed that God would make clear to me where I should go to study, and Dundee it was. The City of Discovery I’d visited once. I became involved in the Christian Union and served on committee for 2 years and served with UCCF as a National Student Representative. I felt led that my Business Degree would lead me into some para church work at some point, and shortly after graduating I was approached by Christian Focus Publications, a connection made through my student days in Dundee. Some 26 years later through many changes I’m still there, privileged to have worked with literarily thousands of Christian books in many languages, distributed all around the world.
My heart is to involve our congregation in reaching our community whilst building our spirituality and practical service for our Saviour and Lord as He leads.
I was born and raised in Glasgow by Christian parents. During a trip to America in 2013, I became a Christian. John 8:32 was a key verse for me at that time. In 2017, I was baptised at City Church in Aberdeen.
My identity is in Christ – my Creator and Saviour. I believe in the divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17) and that we need to be transformed by the truth contained in it (John 17:17). I also believe that prayer is essential (Acts 2:42; Philippians 4:6-7). Jesus knows my every weakness yet loves me unconditionally. I need His strength and forgiveness every day.
I am very happily married to Esther (Primary Teacher). We are expecting our first child in November – we’re very thankful and excited about this. As a Solicitor at Anderson Shaw & Gilbert, I focus mainly on trusts, executries, wills and powers of attorney. I’m also studying toward the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates (Scotland).
Below are some activities I am / have been involved with:-
- Musical worship team;
- Service leading;
- Alpha (leader – 2020);
- Cross Training courses: spiritual disciplines/habits, to promote love of God and neighbour – led by Joe Barnard;
- Scottish Public Leadership course (Evangelical Alliance), 2019/2020 participant: Christian leadership and witnessing at work;
- Prayer triplet;
I am passionate about building up relationships and trying to live authentically for Christ in all areas of life i.e. work, sport, friendship, family life, church life, wider community.
I am married to Marion who works as a secondary school teacher, and we have two daughters. Lois who works as a primary teacher in Perth and Fiona who is about to start a degree in theology and religion in Aberdeen. My work involves being a Partner in a firm of Chartered Surveyors, sometimes referred to as a brick counter!
I was influenced from an early age by the example of Christian parents who showed me the value and importance of serving in the local church. Prior to heading off to study in Aberdeen, I went to serve on a teen mission event in Aberdeen. Whilst serving on the team, I committed my life to Christ and was baptised in the Autumn of 1984.
As a student I was involved in the Christian Union. (I served on the committee in my 2nd year at college). When I graduated in 1988, I moved to Inverness, but still went back “home” at weekends and sometimes during the week, where I was involved in the local church. I was a deacon for a number of years at Lossiemouth Baptist Church and also spent some time undertaking the role of church secretary when my dad was unable to fulfil this due to illness.
CCC has been our spiritual home since 1992 and as a family we have been actively involved in various ministries and homegroup. I have served as a member of the technical team which supports our worship ministry. In recent years the elders asked me to lead the introduction of our record keeping and communication in line with new government legislation (GDPR). The digital communication team was established looking after church suite, website and social media. During the pandemic the team provided support to the church as we learned how to stream pre-recorded services and then to stream services live from CCC.
George was born in Inverness and has lived most of his life here. Qualified as a chartered accountant he now works in the motor trade.
He is happily (he is told!) married to Mairead and has two sons, Rory and David.
They joined the church shortly after it was founded. George has been involved in many aspects of church life and its development since joining over 30 years ago.
Helen is originally from Dumfries. Helen moved to the Highlands in 2012 and joined the church at CCC in 2014. Helen is married to Alan.
When not working as a primary teacher, Helen enjoys running, hillwalking, music making and tea drinking.
As Youth Deacon she oversees the running of our Sunday evening Youth Fellowship and is also involved in the children’s and music ministries.
Helen joined our staff team in August 2021, as our Youth Worker.
Bobby was born in Inverness and is married to Sally; they have been members of the church since 1986. Bobby works for The University of the Highlands & Islands ( UHI ) as a Service desk Support Analyst.
As the Facilities Deacon he is responsible for PA and Audio Visual, Fabric, maintenance and the Coffee Shop.
When he does have some free time he likes painting and even an odd visit to the gym (which he hopes to do more of in the coming year) and singing in the Acclaim choir.
Alison grew up on the Black Isle and, after studying in Edinburgh and working in the south of England, came back to Inverness in 2000. Since then she has been part of the church and is the Deacon for the Children’s Ministry. She is involved in a number of ministries, both within the church and in the wider community.
Originally from Dundee, Nicki moved to Inverness in 2008. She lives locally with her husband Doug and their two daughters. Nicki has worked in various roles within the local community and primary schools and started her role as Children and Families Worker in CCC in May 2021.