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 has been elected Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland for 2018/19.
To read Charles’ reaction to this appointment click here
Andrew was called to West as Moderator’s Assistant at the beginning of June and will work alongside Andy Galbraith with preaching, pastoral care and heading up the Mission and Outreach team.
Andrew, from South Dublin, joined us from First Carrickfergus Presbyterian where he served as Assistant Minister. He feels a call ultimately to minister in the Irish Republic.
Andy was called to West as our Associate Minister after serving as our Assistant Minister and most recently Minister at Ballynahinch Presbyterian Church. Andy works closely with Charles, oversees Cafechurch and heads up the Worship Action Team.
David is our Minister Emeritus, our Minister who started it all off over 50 years ago and led West Church from 1961 to 1998 building it up from a church plant to a large and vibrant congregation. He is now enjoying a busy retirement with his lovely wife Rhoda and family.
Andy is our full-time Pastoral Associate who works closely with those who volunteer pastorally within West including Church Visitors, Senior Care Team and other Pastoral Care groups. Andy brings a wealth of experience to his role in heading up the Pastoral Care team.
Jim works with West two days a week visiting the elderly and housebound as well as helping with Prayer Ministry. Jim is a retired Presbyterian Minister and is very much an evangelist who uses every opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Gillian is 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 service in many ways, drawing up praise rotas or coming alongside team members with pastoral concerns.
Sonia is our Youth and Children’s Associate who oversees and has vision for the whole exciting area of Youth & Children’s Ministry. Sonia has boundless energy and has a real passion to share the love of Jesus Christ with the youngest baby to the oldest teenager who steps into West. Sonia works alongside our uniformed organisations, Crèche, JClub and Mums & Toddlers groups.
Andrew is our Youth & Children’s worker who works extremely closely with Sonia and our teenagers. Andrew oversees Young West, Coffee Bar and Small Groups
Victoria is our new Children’s Worker who is responsible for children from 0-11 years. She will be responsible for many of the activities this age group will attend including Creche and JClub.
Stephen is our Church Co-ordinator. In a large congregation with so many activities and organisations, it is hardly surprising that there is such a large administrative task. Stephen works steadily and faithfully, conscientiously and energetically behind the scenes to ensure that the various jigsaw pieces of West somehow fit together into the full picture.
Cheryl works in our Office where among many other responsibilities are the editing and production of 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 has recently joined the office team as one of our Church Secretaries, working 2 days each week, bringing with her a wealth of administrative experience from her previous employment. Wendy is also a busy mum to 3 young girls.