The elders of Charlotte Chapel are responsible for providing spiritual oversight of the church
Andy is married to Pam and they have two sons, James and Jonathan. He recently retired from a career in the police and now works for the Christian organisation Edinburgh Street Pastors. He became a Christian through the work of Scripture Union and has a great concern to share the good news about Jesus. Andy has responsibility for Prayer.
David Works part-time as an electronic engineer and biblical counsellor.
In 2013 he set up New Growth Christian Counselling, which partners with Scottish churches to provide biblical counselling. For over a decade he worked as an engineer before taking time out to be a Ministry Apprentice at Charlotte Baptist Chapel when he completed Cornhilll Scotland and CCEF’s distance education programme. He is married to Libby and they have three children. David is Elder for Ministry.
Adam is married to Judith and they have two small children. He oversees the discipleship amongst our children and youth. Adam is also one of our Pastors-in-Training and studies at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. Adam is Elder for connecting with new people. As an elder he oversees our welcome with attenders and seeks to connect them with the Lord Jesus Christ and membership of Christ’s church
Tim is married to Shelagh, with two grown up children, Emily and Andy, and four grandchildren. He was born in London but grew up in Edinburgh becoming a Christian as a teenager at Charlotte Chapel. He works as an Estate Manager for property advisers, CBRE. In his spare time he enjoys maintaining an old car and furniture restoration. Tim is Deacon Chair.
Barry is married to Maureen and together have three daughters and five grandchildren. Born and brought up in Kirkcaldy he worked for 8 years in the printing industry before moving to Edinburgh to begin training as an RSSPCC Inspector, followed by Lothian Region’s Social Work Department. He became a Christian in 1974 largely through the witness and example of Maureen. Barry founded and led the TELit Trust for 25 years designing and producing thematic evangelistic literature prior to his retirement. His role is to oversee those members needing care who are not connected with our Growth Groups. Barry is Elder for Care.
Angus moved to Edinburgh from Shetland with his wife Ruth three years ago after spells living in both Canada and Scotland. He is responsible for chairing the Elders.
Hong Hai Seeto
Seeto has lived in the city for over thirty years since coming as a student from Singapore. He has two grown up children and two grandchildren. With a background in engineering and technology business, he now works with a mission organisation for unreached people groups. Seeto oversees our Global Missions work.
Bruce grew up in a Christian home, and as a boy attended Crown Terrace Baptist Church in Aberdeen. He made his own commitment to follow the Lord Jesus as a teenager, whilst still at school. He then came to Edinburgh in 1991 to study, and quickly settled into the Chapel, where he was baptised and became a member in 1994.
Bruce has been involved in various ministries over the years, including leading Bible studies in house groups, and Christianity Explored and has served overseas with Tearfund as a student. After leaving University he assisted with youth work at Niddrie Community Church and SU summer camps. More recently he served as treasurer of the Chapel for five years between 2011 and 2016.
Bruce is a solicitor, specialising in insurance litigation. He is 44 years old. He is married to Claire, who he met through the Chapel, and they have two young sons, James (10) and Matthew (6). They live in the Blackhall area of Edinburgh. Bruce is Elder for Children & Youth.
Colin began attending Charlotte Chapel in July 2014, became a member in November 2015 and is currently active in a number of ministries in the chapel including English Café Ministry (leading this ministry since Erik & Emma Thomson moved away in 2016), Toolbox Ministry, Growth Group, Life Week evangelism and various 1-to-1 bible studies and prayer groups.>Married to Ailish, they have 2 sons (39 & 32) and one daughter (37) and are blessed with 6 grandchildren.
Colin has worked as a travel clerk (1969-74), police officer (1974-82), divinity student & ministry (1982-94), teacher of Religious & Moral Education (1994-2013) and a teacher of English as a Foreign Language (2013-present). Colin is Elder for Local International Mission.