The ministry team in the Meadows park near Barclay Viewforth Church

Meet the Ministry Team

Ministry team member Reverend Sam Torrens 

Rev Sam Torrens

Minister

Sam was called to Barclay Church in May 2005, having previously ministered in the north of Scotland. He is in the process of steering Barclay Viewforth Church through many changes as we seek to make God’s love known and relevant to people today.

Sam is passionate about the gospel and… football! When he is not proclaiming the merits of one, he can be found yelling about the merits of the other (you can work out which way round they come!) He also has a heart for working with people on the fringes of society (the lost, the last and the least) and is keen to develop a therapeutic service for those in need.

Sam is married to Minnie (who keeps him grounded), and they have 2 teenage children, a married daughter and grandson.

 

Ministry team member Elaine

Elaine Hogan

Pastoral Associate

As part of the Ministry Team at BVC, Elaine has fulfilled many roles: administration; Church Centre Manager; facilitator; friend and a child of God who lives to serve others. In recent years Elaine has stepped into the role of Pastoral Associate, which provides opportunities to serve the Church Family and those beyond the walls of the church, particularly those in need. Elaine relishes the challenges which this role brings, knowing that God will be her strength and her guide.

As well as having a heart to serve others in the local community through being part of the leadership team of TCP (Tollcross Community Pastors), Elaine also enjoys being involved in the work of ACCE Juan 3:16 a Peruvian charity working with children in need.

Elaine is married to Chris (who is the Church Officer) with 2 grown up children and 4 grandchildren (all boys – building towards a future Scotland rugby team….another passion) playing active roles in the background.

 

Julie Nicholson

Church Administrator

Julie has been too "shy" to write her piece for our website, but she is the 'front of house' person for the church office. If you phone or visit during the week - you'll probably speak to Julie first as she runs the office and the church centre.

Outside the office Julie loves the great outdoors and meeting God in amazing places as she explores His creation.