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 the primary leader at Whiteinch Church of Scotland, Glasgow. In 2017 Alan has also started to pioneer the first Church of Scotland “replant” in Ruchazie, Glasgow. He is the European Director of Forge – a training and resourcing organisation for new missional expressions of church. Alan has a strong desire to see new patterns of church life which will be effective in communicating the gospel to the people of Scotland. He is married to Diane, has two sons, and is a fervent Rangers FC supporter.

Russ Wood

Russ 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.


Gill also came to know Forge through the Pioneer Course when it was still Invest.  She is based in Glasgow and is passionate about adventures, especially when there is snow involved.  She is involved in developing the Future Travellers process, which is a great adventure in itself.

She has one grown up daughter who shares Gill’s adventurous spirit, but not her love of snowboarding!

Aaron Elder

Aaron is an accredited baptist minister and the team leader at Oxgangs Community Church, a new church planted in Edinburgh. Aaron also works for Cairn, an organisation which works with leaders to develop a culture of mission and discipleship within existing churches and in new pioneering forms. 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 for a local men’s football team.


Freddi is based in Edinburgh first moving to study as a Veterinary Nurse. She did Forge back in 2013 then did three years of DNA Leadership Training. During which she has been working with Church Plants, on the DNA leadership team and a Community Outreach Worker. She is passionate about developing leaders and unity across Scotland. She loves to horse ride, paint and spend time with her friends.



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:
Whiteinch Transformation Offices 
Barclay Curle House 
739 South Street
Glasgow, G14 0BX

Forge Scotland is a project of Whiteinch Transformation which is a registered charity in Scotland. Registration Number SCO28928.

Registered Address:
Whiteinch Transformation Offices
Barclay Curle House, 739 South Street
Glasgow, G14 0BX

Forge Scotland is a project of Whiteinch Transformation which is a registered charity in Scotland. Registration Number SCO28928.