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.

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.

Youth & Children’s Ministry

 

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, 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.

 

Clerk Of Session

 

 

 

Lindsay Conway OBE

Deputy Clerk of Session

 

 

 

Dr Maureen Bennett

Taking Care Designated Officer

 

Marc Harding

Taking Care is the name of the Child Protection programme of the Church of Ireland and Marc is our Designated Taking Care Officer, appointed by Kirk Session in 2021. Marc ‘s role is to co-ordinate the area of child protection in the congregation and to oversee the appointment process for new leaders including arranging taking care child protection training for every leader.

If any child protection situation arises Marc must be consulted with and can be contacted on 07816 169022.

Senior Church Administrator

 

 

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl is the Senior Office Administrator managing 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.

Church Administrator

& Deputy Designated Officer

 

Wendy Dobbin

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

Wendy also supports Marc with the delivery of the Taking Care programme in West.  Should any Child Protection situation issue arise Wendy can be contacted on 02891466670.

Finance Officer

 

 

Stephen Cully

Stephen is our Finance Officer.  He works closely with our Treasurer and Finance Committee on all the Church Accounts and budgets.

Director of Worship

 

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.

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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.