William Philip has been minister of the Tron since August 2004. He moved from London, where for 5 years he was Director of Ministry with The Proclamation Trust, working with ministers, teaching those training for ministry in the Cornhill Training Course, and overseeing a varied programme of conferences. Before that he served in ministry positions in Aberdeen, where prior to ordination, he studied medicine at Aberdeen University, and trained in cardiology at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. He is married to Rebecca, and they have two daughters.
Rupert Hunt-Taylor trained in Glasgow to become a vet and worked in the United States and England, before returning to mixed practice in Glasgow. He began the two year Cornhill Training Course in 2009, joining the Tron team as a Ministry apprentice, and then continued as a Minister in Training studying on the 3 year Pastors' Training Course. In 2014 he was ordained, and now serves as Associate Minister in the Tron Church, where he oversees Release the Word, and has particular responsibility for our students and young workers. He also lectures part-time on the Cornhill Training Course. He is married to Jen, and they have two daughters.
Our staff and apprentices:
Lynn Ballingall joined the staff team as church secretary in 2012. Lynn is married to Stephen.
Paul Brennan studied law in Nottingham and then worked in the public sector until September 2012 when he joined our apprenticeship scheme. Paul completed the ministry training scheme in 2013, and has since joined the staff team at the Tron as a Minister in Training while he studies on the Pastors' Training Course. Paul is married to Stephanie, and they have two children.
Agnes Brough studied law at Cambridge and worked in the Lord Chancellor's Department for 8 years. Then she trained as a teacher and taught in a London primary school. She completed a year on the Cornhill Training Course in London and then moved back north to join the Epaphras Trust in 2003. Agnes ministers particularly among women and young people.
Alison Hair became our church administrator in 2000. She is the face behind firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Henry studied at Strathclyde University and worked in business in Glasgow for 19 years. Thereafter he studied on the Cornhill Training Course and joined the church team in 2008 as Church Manager. Richard is also our Session Clerk.
Josh Johnston comes from Northern Ireland and studied theology at the International Christian College in Glasgow. He joined our ministry training scheme in September 2012, and completed it in 2014. He has since joined the staff team at the Tron as a Minister in Training and studies on the Pastors' Training Course. Josh is married to Kate.
Terry McCutcheon was an apprentice at the church from 2007-2009 and after completing the Cornhill Training Course, he joined the staff part-time and launched a new ministry called Road to Recovery working with those with chemical dependence issues. Prior to his apprenticeship, Terry worked with a Glasgow based charity which supported and counselled those in alcohol and drug addiction and also the homeless. Whilst doing this, he gained his social care qualifications. He completed the Pastors' Training Course in June 2014. Terry is married to Charlene and they have one son.
Katie Piggot joined the team in 2010 after being an apprentice for two years in the church and also completing the Cornhill Training Course in Scotland. Before this she studied in Aberdeen, worked abroad and then became a Modern Studies teacher in Glasgow. Katie mainly works with female students as well as women of all ages and teaches English as part of our internationals ministry.
Laura Porteous joined our ministry training scheme in September 2014 after having qualified as a music teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and working as a Relay Worker with UCCF.
Cornhill Staff also on the preaching team at The Tron:
Edward Lobb is the Director of the Cornhill Training Course in Scotland.
Bob Fyall is a Senior Tutor on the Cornhill Training Course and also teaches on the Pastors' Training Course.
Andy Gemmill is the Director of the Pastors' Training Course and also teaches on the Cornhill Training Course.
Honorary Staff Members:
Simon & Joanna McClure joined the team in 2014 as gospel partners whilst at the same time working with a global organisation that equips and prepares international friends to return home after living overseas. Simon studied E&E Engineering in Sheffield, and Joanna studied Ceramics and Art Therapy at Swansea, Cardiff and Hertfordshire. After working for a few years in SE England, they married and then studied together in Belfast before spending 10 years working in East Asia. Together with their 3 daughters, they are engaged in ‘returnee’ gospel work in Glasgow.