Our Team

Introducing our ministry team:


Rev. Marc B. Kenton – Minister

Marc is the Church of Scotland minister serving LUPC. Ordained for 23 years, Marc has served the church in South Africa as a Uniting Presbyterian Church minister and in England as a United Reformed Church minister. He is passionate about the art of preaching and often incorporates themes from music, books, films and television programs in popular culture to speak in a language that can be understood. Marc is very interested in the ancient Monastic practise of Lectio Divina and enjoys leading small groups in discipleship. Marc is married to Sandi and they have three adult children and a young grandson. Monty the Cavapoo is a recent addition to the family. Marc is a movie aficionado as well as an enthusiastic rugby and cricket fan. Marc is an avid reader. You can follow his reading list here: Reading List.

You can contact Marc at mkenton@churchofscotland.org.uk.

You can follow Marc on twitter at @kirkofscotland.


Darren Philip – Youth & Children’s Development Worker

Darren is responsible for LUPC’s work with children, young people and schools.  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 by building an intergenerational community.  Darren studies part-time at the University of Aberdeen where he is working on a thesis on lessons from Bonhoeffer for intergenerational ministry, and writes resources and articles on children’s ministry for a variety of publications, including Roots, Learn and Life & Work.  He enjoys spending time in South Africa where he can indulge his interests in wildlife and liberation history alongside his wife and son.

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

Follow Darren’s blog at thereanent.blogspot.com and twitter @darphilip.


Rev. Ken Brown – Church & Community Development Worker

Ken has over 25 years of experience helping churches engage with their local communities in both town and country settings.  He is responsible within LUPC developing community links and exploring new ways of helping people engage with faith.  He is married to Norma and has 3 grown up children.  He is passionate about communicating the possibility of positive life change to individuals and communities and then partnering with others to help bring is about.  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 also an accredited listener with Listen Well Scotland  When time allows, he “enjoys” his politics and discovering new 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.


The team member on duty can be contacted on 07933 085186.

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