Deacons

Charlotte Chapel has 9 deacons who look after the practical running of the church.

Richard Booth, AV & IT

Richard BRichard and his family have been attending Charlotte Chapel since returning from Australia in 2007 and he has been involved with a fellowship group, toddler crèche and also Beavers during this time. God has used Charlotte Chapel significantly in Richard’s life and he is delighted to now be helping the Chapel to glorify God by serving as the Deacon for IT. This role oversees technology used in all aspects of church life from office admin to the Sunday Services.  Richard is married to Kristi and has 4 children, Finlay (11), Johnny (10), Lucy (8) and Ramsay (5). He has worked in the IT industry for 25 years and is currently a Change Programme Manager with Standard Life.

Carolyn Finlayson, Communications

CarolynCarolyn became a Christian at Charlotte Chapel 21 years ago.  She’s married to Sam and they have one daughter, Samantha.  Carolyn has recently retired and is enjoying helping out in the church office a couple of days a week as well as Welcoming and cooking for various church groups.  She and Sam also enjoy hosting a Growth Group in their home.

Trevor Brailey, Finance

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Trevor is married to Arlene and they have two children Marcus (21) and Olivia (18). Trevor has recently retired after 45 years working as a Control Systems Engineer within the petrochemical industry, travelling extensively during that time providing global operations support and technology direction. Trevor recently managed a major IT project at the new ExxonMobil technology centre in Houston, Texas.

Trevor gave his life to the Lord in 1987 and was baptised shortly afterwards whilst attending a Brethren Church in Edinburgh. He has been a member of Charlotte Chapel since 1994 and during that time has served as Elder, Deacon, and Pastoral Group Leader. He currently serves in both the General and Mission finance teams.

Trevor welcomes the opportunity that retirement has brought to continue to serve our Lord as Church Treasurer and would endeavour to do so faithfully in God’s grace and strength.

Roger Pagan, Staffing

RogerRoger was born and brought up in Dumfries. He is married to Anna with three boys, Robert, Philip and Sam. He has worked as funeral director for 35 years and been a member of the Chapel since 1996.

Moray Penman, Welcoming

MorayMoray has been coming to the Chapel for more than 40 years. He is married to Louise and they have two grown up children, Fiona {married to Dan Shaw} and Graham {married to Rebekah Sprott} and have two grandchildren, Ben and Zack.
He works for the City of Edinburgh Council and has done so for 35 years, working specifically in Housing. He is currently based in a neighbourhood office in West Pilton, in the north of the City.
Moray came from a Christian background and attended the Chapel Chapel with his parents John and Heather.  He came up through Sunday School, Bible Class, Junior YPM and YPM, being involved on YPM committee, Sunday School as a teacher and got involved in the stewarding team. In recent years he has been the Deacon for Support Services, overseeing a number of different tasks within the chapel organisation, some of these tasks similar to my ‘day job’.
He enjoys working with people and appreciate the importance of being a team player and also and more importantly being enthusiastic in serving the Lord.

Alan Reid, Catering

AlanAlan has been worshipping at the chapel for about 15 years. He was baptised and became a member in 2011. Alan is also involved in the welcoming ministry, care ministry (DIY), and will occasionally be found helping to cook at various events. He enjoys keeping fit. Especially riding his bike.

Brenda Sinclair, Care

BrendaBrenda has been married to Stuart for 30 years. They have two sons, Iain who is married to Jenny, and Calum.
She works part time as a staff nurse at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Outpatient department
In her early teenage years, her school friend Ruth invited her to an evangelical event where Ian Leitch was speaking. She felt convinced of the truth of the message and was eager to learn more so started attending Charlotte Chapel where she came to fully understand her need to repent and be reconciled to God through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Brenda made a commitment to be a follower of Jesus and got baptised then became a member at the Chapel.
Since then she has had various ups and downs but is trying to listen to God through his word, trust him and live in submission to his authority. She is very thankful to God for giving her new life in Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit to guide and empower me in his service.
She enjoys belonging to the church family at Charlotte Chapel where everyone can learn, pray, worship and serve God together and support and encourage one another.

Stuart Walker, Property

StuartStuart was born and brought up in Edinburgh, educated at a local school and then finally after all the studying graduated from Napier University in Engineering.
Having always had an interest in Engineering and how things worked Stuart started his working life in silicon chip manufacturing in Silicon Glen but after 14 years this was to end and over the next 14 years developed his estate and buildings knowledge working for Lendrick Muir, Marie Curie, The Falkirk Wheel and now St Columba’s Hospice.
In his personal life he has been coming to Charlotte Chapel since he was born, having been brought here by his parents and attended a lot of activities the church had to offer from Sunday School, Bible Class (as it was called then), Focus and all the Scouting sections. He has not left Scouting and is at present the Explorer Scout leader.
Stuart is married to Sheila and recently celebrated their silver anniversary.  They have two children, Emma and Matthew who are both now at university.