Therese Christie
 

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Therese joined the Trustees at the beginning of 2015. She has both attended and helped at several Soul Marks workshops and events over the years. She was one of the first students to take the Art and Spirituality course at Leith School of Art and recently finished her second year as a student on the School’s Drawing Course. Currently, Therese is presently a student on the Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living Course run by the Epiphany Group. Therese retired in 2011 as the Administrator of Leith School of Art after working there for nearly 20 years. She also brings experience as a Board Director: Board Member and then Vice-chair of Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association as well as Chair of its Care Company (Places for People Scotland) prior to her retirement.

Jacqueline and Roland Bean

Jacqui and Roland live in Perth where Jacqui was a primary teacher spending much of her career teaching drama and Roland was Head of Planning for the local council. They have a deep interest in the visual arts and in particular art and worship. Since taking early retirement they have both completed Masters degrees in Theology, Imagination and Culture at Sarum College, Salisbury, and were students on the Art and Spirituality course at Leith School of Art (2016-2017)

Margot Dunnachie

After graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Margot worked for two years as a costume designer/wardrobe mistress at Dundee Repertory Theatre. She then taught art in Wick High School for four years. Returning to Dundee she took up a post doing in-house graphic design for Abertay University. She has attended many of Carol’s Art & Prayer workshops and was a student on the Art & Spirituality Course 2015-16 at Leith School of Art. Happily retired she currently lives in North Fife.

Rev. Dr. Martin Richie

Martin studied at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with an MA in Scottish Historical Studies and Scottish Literature in 1994. He then worked for ten years in performing arts management, behind the scenes and on the front line of music, opera, and theatre with Scottish Opera, the Scottish Ensemble, and the Theatre Royal Glasgow. This experience, and my roles as an organist and choir director created an enduring interest in the relationship between faith and the arts. Placements during training for ministry have included a time spent with the Presbyterian Church of the USA at Tenafly New Jersey where he was involved in a summer Festival of Faith and the Arts, 2014 and at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh. the latter led to the project post of Artistic Associate, creating and managing the Spark! Festival of Worship and the Arts, 2015. Martin’s Ph.D. research at New College, Edinburgh focused on the worship experience of the Scottish Reformed Kirk in the period 1559-1617, graduating in 2018. He was appointed the parish minister at Greenbank Parish Church, Edinburgh, also in 2018.

 
 

Past Trustees:

  • The Very Rev’d Jeremy Auld
  • Peter Brown
  • Anne Butler
  • Bernadette Campbell
  • Rev. Peter Gardner
  • Rev. Maurice Houston
  • Angie Inchley
  • Rev. Alan Kimmitt
  • Rev. Kate Reyonlds
  • Cath Sinclair
  • Dr. Geoffrey Stevenson.
  • Elea Strang
  • Verena Walford