West Church Staff

As you visit West, we want to send out a warm welcome as we draw people in and make them feel at home. We are a genuine community, caring for one another with wholehearted commitment as we serve together showing real growth as we acknowledge Jesus Christ in all our ways.

Ministers

Very Rev. Dr. Charles McMullen

Charles was called to West in 1999 from Legacurry Presbyterian. He enjoys teaching as well as being alongside people to share the love of Christ with others. Charles works in conjunction with the Elders to provide overall vision and direction for the Church. His favourite Bible text is John 3:30 ‘He must increase; I must decrease͛.
Charles served as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland for 2018/19.
To read Charles’ reaction to this appointment click here

Rev. Andy Galbraith

Rev. Andy Galbraith

Andy is our Associate Minister . Andy works closely with Charles, oversees Cafechurch and heads up the Worship Action Team. He also heads up our Alpha courses.

Very Rev. Dr. Roy Patton

Roy has recently retired from Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church where he ministered for almost 24 years. Roy, a past Moderator joins our staff team as a Pastoral Assistant and will be visiting members of our congregation as well as preaching one Sunday each month.

Louise Davidson

Louise is our Deaconess.  Louise will minister pastorally to women of all aged and stages as well as developing various programmes for women to share life and faith through discipleship and mentoring. She sees her role as an opportunity to walk side by side with one another going deeper in our love for Jesus and others.

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Andrew McClelland

Andrew McClelland

Andrew is our Youth & Children’s Worker who has overall vision for our Youth & Children’s ministry. He oversees our Youth Worker, Harry McBride as well a team of Interns.   Andrew also works closely with our teenagers and our Kirk Session keeping them well informed about the wonderful work taking place in our Youth & Children’s department.

 

Harry McBride

Harry was appointed our Youth Worker in August 2019 after initially completing a year as one of our Interns and as a temporary Youth Worker with us. Harry works closely with Andrew overseeing Young West, Coffee Bar and Small Groups. He is involved with YoungLife. Harry has a passion for the charity Abaana, and has just recently returned from leading a Young West team in Uganda.

Megan Johnston

Megan joined us in 2020 helping us develop our online media platform and weekly video production. She was appointed Broadcast Film Producer and Video Editor in November and works with various teams within the Church to produce high quality media.

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Gillian Caughey

Gillian is our Director of Worship and a second generation organist, who, as an expression of her own openness and versatility, also delights in playing well know praise songs or creating her own compositions. She expresses her services in many ways, drawing up praise rotas or coming alongside team members with pastoral concerns.

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl takes up the position of Senior Office Administrator in October when she will manage the daily running of the office and the church premises including working closely with our Charles, the Pastoral team, Congregation Committee and the various Sub Groups formed from Committee. Cheryl also edits and produces our West Life magazine as well as heading up the Communications sub-group of Committee. Cheryl also gives much of her spare time to the Church as our Girls’ Brigade Captain.

Wendy Dobbin

Wendy is our part-time Church Administrator working two days each week. Wendy works closely with Cheryl and the Pastoral team, dealings with many queries and requests that a busy congregation demands, many of these tasks unseen to ensure the smooth running of our church. Wendy is also a busy mum to 3 young girls.