Meet the Ministry Team

David and LInda ClarksonMinister: Rev David Clarkson

Blog post introducing David

Interview with David

David’s Induction



Ministry team member Elaine

Pastoral Associate: Elaine Hogan

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. A few years ago Elaine 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.


Children & Families Development Worker: Stefanie Conradt

Stefanie was a welcome addition to the team in January 2019. On the side of a strong team of leaders involved in the children’s ministry, Stefanie has a passion for bringing the church family closer together, emphasising that all generations are a part of the local and the broader Church. With music, creativity, and a growing leadership team Stefanie seeks ways to communicate the gospel as relevant for children and families in 21st century Edinburgh, facing the reality of WhatsApp, Snapchat, Netflix and so much more.

Apart from walking the halls of Barclay Viewforth Church, Stefanie is working as a PhD student at St Andrews University, looking into the missiology of traditional churches. Her leisure time is filled with music, photography, walks and plenty of good coffee – a necessity that should never be underestimated.

Church Administrator: Julie Nicholson

Julie has been ‘front of house’ since 2016, dealing with the day to day running of the Church and halls. There is no typical day in the office, and flexibility is often needed. Julie enjoys being part of the ministry team, where all can play a part in shaping BVC life, as well as supporting each other.

When not in the office or Church, Julie can be found trying to complete a Masters in Anthrozoology, enjoying the outdoors (including extreme paddling!), arts/crafts, hanging out with her teenage son Noah, or chilling with her cats.