leadership and office bearers


  • ivor macdonald

    MINISTER

    Ivor has been minister of Hope Church since July 2012. He trained for the ministry at Aberdeen University and Westminster Theological Seminary and served congregations in Lewis and Skye before coming to Coatbridge.




  • IAIN MACLEOD

    ELDER AND SESSION CLERK

    Many years ago I was taught from the shorter catechism, "The only Redeemer of God's elect is the Lord Jesus Christ, who, being the eternal Son of God, became man, and so was and continues to be God and man in two distinct natures, and one person, for ever." These great truths sustain me yet.



  • Rowan robertson

    Elder

    Rowan was born and bred in Coatbridge. He was born again in Coatbridge at the age of 19. 





  • Cameron MacIver

    Elder

    Cameron was brought up in a Christian home and came to trust in Jesus as a young teenager. He believes being a Christian should shape every area of our lives, including how we do business and our care for the environment.  Like the others at the church, he often fails and needs forgiveness and a gentle reminder of how much he still has to learn.  


  • jim neilson

    deacon

    Jim began his Christian journey back in 1950. A Bellshill man who has been with the congregation for a number of years. 





  • Al macaulay

    Deacon

    Al became a Christian in his teenage years largely through the influence of church camps. 





  • alex thomas

    deacon

    Alex became a Christian at age 22 and has been serving in the congregation since 2002. 





  • rachel maclean

    Community outreach worker

    Rachel has a strong desire to tell people about the hope and restoration that can only be found in Jesus. Having experienced the transforming power of God at work in her own life, her passion is that others would taste and see that the Lord is good. 




  • mairead macleod

    sunday school SUPERINTENDENT







  • morag maciver

    treasurer

    Morag was brought up in the congregation but moved away when she got married. She and her family returned to Coatbridge many years later and settled in our congregation. Morag has a Maths and Finance background and has been our Treasurer since 2015.