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The Board of Trustees meets four times each year to discuss and support the ongoing development of WPCS.  Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the running of WPCS and are happy to hear from anyone who might wish to discuss any aspect of the work with them.

WPCS Trustees:

Brian Porteous - Chair
brian.porteous@wpcscotland.co.uk
Brian Porteous
Brian Porteous is a Church of Scotland Ordained Local Minister, attached to the parish of Torbain in the north of Kirkcaldy.  Prior to responding to the call to ministry, Brian's career was in culture, sport and leisure.  After starting as professional officer of the British Orienteering Federation, Brian joined the Scottish Sports Council (now SportScotland) where he was eventually Director of Operations.  He then moved west to become Depute Director of Parks and Recreation and Cultural and Leisure Services for Glasgow City Council.  After his time in local government, Brian bacame a strategic management consultant working with organisations, large and small, in the public, voluntary and private sectors.  His most notable client was the Irish Rugby Football Union where he was their strategic adviser for 12 years and carried out two World Cub Reviews.  Brian is a voluntary chaplain with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Royal Mail in Cupar.  Brian sees chaplaincy as a vital part of his ministry.
 
Rev Dr Jim Purves

Rev Jim Purves

The Rev Dr Jim Purves serves as Mission & Ministry Advisor to the Baptist Union of Scotland. Responsible for the oversight and promotion of mission and ministry development within the Baptist Union of Scotland, with the aim of encouraging our ministers and churches to seek and strive for the growth of God’s Kingdom throughout Scotland, Jim is also commissioned to reflect on the development of mission and ministry in light of the changes currently taking place within the denomination, the global church and Scottish society, in order to stimulate discussion and facilitate the implementation of new initiatives.

Fergus Christie
fergus.christie@bckm.co.uk

Fergus Christie
Fergus Christie is one of the founding partners of Burnett Christie Knowles McCourts (BCKM) Edinburgh based solicitors.  Fergus undertakes both criminal and civil court work and has extensive knowledge and a wide experience in both fields.  Fergus is the vice chair and legal advisor to St Andrew's Children's Society, an organisation dealing with fostering and adoption.
 
Mrs Sharon Sweeney
Sharon Sweeney

 Sharon Sweeney is the Student Funding Officer at the University of Dundee.  Sharon is a community educator and trade unionist, holding a seat on the STUC General Council via their Disabled Workers' Annual Conference.  Sharon has held many roles within her university branch, her union, the University and College Union, both in Scotland and for the UK.  In addition, Sharon is a trustee for three charities and has previously been a company director for her professional organisation.

Sharon believes that her Christian faith enables her to 'keep the Gospels alive' by regularly 'crossing the road' to support those in need.

Non-Trustee Office Bearer
Paul Clelland - Company Secretary/Financial Director
 

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