Director Forge Scotland

Helen is based in Dundee where she has been investing incarnationally with women on the margins and is now exploring developing new missional communities. She is married to Colin, and together for the last 15 years they have been serving the community and helping the local church where Colin is the minister engage with discipleship and missional living.

She and Colin have 3 adult boys in the process of flying the nest. She loves being in Dundee, is passionate about the city they serve and also loves the occasional (or frequent) coffee!!


Alan is an ordained minister in the Church of Scotland and is currently helping to replant Ruchazie Church of Scotland, Glasgow. Through consultancy, training and support Alan works with many denominations, agencies and others to see new church plants and mission projects established. He is also the European Director of Forge – a training and resourcing organisation for new missional expressions of church. Alan has a strong desire to see the Church break out into new patterns which will be effective in communicating the gospel to the people of Scotland. He is married to Diane, has two sons, a daughter in law and is a fervent Rangers FC supporter.

Gordon Cheung

Gordon is involved in administering our core operations.  Based in Perth, he is a graduate of both International Christian College and DNA.  He is passionate about people being all who God is calling them to be and church being real family together.

He loves to have adventures, whether on a bike or kayak, loves most sports and always has time for a good movie.

Berdien Ringland 

Berdien is involved in administering our core operations and responsible for Operations and Communications within Cairn. She is originally from the Netherlands and recently moved to Glasgow. She is married to Stuart. Prior to moving to Glasgow, Berdien lived as a missionary for 10 years in South East Asia where she pioneered a children’s home and the Middle East where she pioneered a missions base for Iris Ministries. Berdien is passionate about missions, societal transformation and discipleship. She loves to travel, spend time with friends and hiking.

Aaron Elder


Aaron is a baptist minister and the team leader at Oxgangs Community Church, a church plant in Edinburgh. Aaron also works for Cairn, an organisation which trains leaders in mission and discipleship. As part of this he also leads the Forge Ireland team. Aaron is passionate about seeing the Church go to new places to reach new people. He is married to Amy and in his spare time plays golf. 



Scott is primarily a church planter. He leads Lighthouse Central in Prestonpans and is on the senior staff team of Central. He loves to paint, especially seascapes.



Wes grew up as a missionary kid in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo where his parents served in medical missions. After serving as a pastor in the United States for fifteen years, Wes and his family moved to Glasgow to start the Mosaic Community, a church-plant of Christian Associates International. As well as lecturing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels Wes is the Centre Co-ordinator of Neopolis, The Scottish Centre for Theology and Ministry in an Urban World based at the college.

Wes is married to Cynthia and they have five children and five grandchildren. He loves the odd mix of jazz and Gustav Mahler.


Registered Address:
Cairn Movement
Central Hall
2 West Tollcross
Edinburgh, EH3 9BP

Forge Scotland is a project of Cairn Movement which is a registered charity in Scotland. Registration Number SC046012.

Registered Address:
Cairn Movement
Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross
Edinburgh, EH3 9BP

Forge Scotland is a project of Cairn Movement which is a registered charity in Scotland. Registration Number SC046012.