Our Team

Introducing our ministry team:

Rev. Ron Greig is Team Leader at LUPC.  Born and brought up in Edinburgh his near 30 year ministry with the Church of Scotland has taken him to rural Perthshire and Bathgate before joining the ministry team in Livingston in 2008. Ron says, “My working life started in the Royal Bank of Scotland, and from there I moved to the Leeds Permanent Building Society before undertaking a complete change of career and entering University at the age of twenty seven.  Although my intention was that I should become a teacher, God somehow or other abducted me and persuaded me that I should enter the ministry!”  He has two daughters, two sons and two grandsons.

You can contact Ron at rgreig@churchofscotland.org.uk

Darren Philip is LUPC’s Youth & Children’s Development Worker.  An escapee mathematician, he worked in student recruitment for the University of Edinburgh before joining the Church of Scotland as a youth worker establishing a series of youth cafes across Scotland.  He joined LUPC in 2009 and works to involve children and young people in the life and worship of the church.  His interests include curling, blogging and South African history and has written resources and articles for Roots, Life & Work and Different Voices.  Originally from Bathgate, he is married to Amanda with two cats and a rabbit.

You can contact Darren at dphilip@churchofscotland.org.uk

Follow Darren’s blog at thereanent.blogspot.com

Rev. Ken Brown has over 20 years of experience helping churches engage with their local communities in both town and country settings.  He is responsible within LUPC both for community development and exploring new ways of doing and being church.  He is married to Norma and has 3 grown up children.  He is chair of trustees for The Bridge Community Project which seeks to provide practical and relational support to families and individuals in West Lothian. He is passionate about partnering with others to achieve goals, is enjoying exploring the idea of new monastic communities and when he has time he enjoys his politics and uncovering family history secrets.  However, nothing beats a fun filled family day out with his growing band of grandchildren.

You can contact Ken at Kenneth.Brown@churchofscotland.org.uk

Follow The Bridge blog at bridgecommunityproject.org.uk/blog



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