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Revd Susan Kirkbride. Is available as an additional ministerial support for students if needed. Member of the management committee and minister of the Peedie Kirk, URC. Susan has extensive experience both as a minister, and in higher education She has an interest in dementia and has regularly led sessions for Faith in Older People.  Susan is our safeguarding officer to whom any issues can be raised.

Mrs Patsi Dickie is Personal Assistant to the Principal and is responsible for the office administration of the college and its programme. Patsi has worked for the United Reformed Church and before that for the central office of the Congregational Confederation in Scotland.

Ministerial Support




Mrs Jackie Kyle is our finance officer. Alongside bringing up her family Jackie has many years bookeeping and administration experience.

Saughtonhall Church Patsi Dickie Revd Suan Kirkbride

Emeritus Professor

Revd Dr Jack Dyce is Emeritus Research Professor of Nordic Theology at the Scottish United Reformed and Congregational College, having retired in September 2017 after 18 years as its Principal.

His principal research field has been NFS Grundtvig, the focus of theses for a PhD (Glasgow) in adult education and an MLitt Scandinavian Studies (Aberdeen) on national identity and nation-building. More recently, he completed with distinction a Diploma in Viking Studies University of the Highlands and Islands). He has a broad interest in Northern studies, including Nordic theology, Danish educational and church life, Scandinavian societies, nationhood and Nordic cooperation, the wider Northern region, the appropriation of Viking heritage, and Nordic Noir crime fiction.

As an educationalist, he has an extensive academic, professional and research background in education theory and practice, adult learning and education management.

He was ordained in 1976 as a Congregational minister, serving congregations in Port Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock and being the final chairman of the Congregational Union of Scotland leading to unification with the United Reformed Church. He is now a retired minister.

Revd Dr Jack Dyce