Our Ministry Team


Currently in vacancy



Following the retirement of Rev. Peter Barber at the end of May 2021 we are currently in vacancy and will be in the car of Locum Ministers until a new Minister is called. 


Henry Hudson

Community Outreach Worker

Henry joined the Ministry Team in December 2020.  Henry worked as a children’s and youth worker in the west of Edinburgh, then studying Theology at the International Christian College in Glasgow. Subsequently Henry lived in India for three years, where he was involved in community projects. Henry is working to develop partnerships with third sector organisations, to help build bridges between the Church and the Parish


Bettina Hather

Children, Youth & Families Outreach Worker

Bettina joined the GDS Church Staff Team in January 2020 as our Children, Youth & Families Outreach Worker. In this role she oversees all aspects of our church's ministry that focus on children, young people and their parents/guardians - this includes, but is not limited to, our Sunday Morning Groups, Evening Clubs, involvement with schools, Mum's Moments and special seasonal services like our Easter Early Morning Service and our Nativity Service, as well as being the first point of contact for children, young people and parents/guardians for pastoral care and support. 

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Gordon Cooney


Gordon was hired as our Administrative Assistant in November 2015. Since then his role and hours have expanded causing a job-title change to ‘Administrator’.

His role is to provide all manners of support for the rest of the ministry team, and other volunteers within GDS Church.


Gordon can be found at the church office during the week between 9am and 5pm and will also be the one who answers our phone if you call and usually the person to respond to email enquiries also.


If you work as a volunteer in our church and find your ministry or activities involve administrative work that you don’t have the time or skills for, do not hesitate to get in touch with Gordon.