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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.  

The Revd Jan Adamson is URC synod of Scotland Field Officer for Local Mission and Development. She holds a BA on contextual theology from Manchester. For many years she worked in management and has served as minister at Dunfermline and Coaltown of Balgonie United Reformed Churches.

Associate Tutor

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.

Revd Jan Adamson Saughtonhall Church Patsi Dickie Revd Suan Kirkbride Revd John McNeil Scott

Revd John McNeil Scott.  Originally from Wexford in the Southeast of Ireland, John was ordained in 1993 and has been a minister of the United Reformed Church since 1997. He has served pastorates in Belfast, and in the west of Ireland.  John  studied philosophy and politics in Dublin, divinity at Aberdeen, and law in Manchester. Following a masters degree at SOAS (University of London) he was awarded a fellowship to pursue intensive language study in Chinese at National Taiwan University and then worked in commercial law in Taipei for a number of years.

John’s academic concerns include theologies of politics and culture across a number of contexts including Ireland, Taiwan and Scotland – especially as these relate to identity and nationhood. He has a deep interest in Gaelic language and music. He is the URC representative to the CTBI China Forum.

Future Principal