After five years in the Central Offices, David Plews has now left Ministries Council. David played a key role in launching Ascend and will be very much missed. We wish David every success in his new challenge.

Clare Milrine returns to her role as CMD Project Officer as the arrival of baby Éile in March 2018. Clare is contactable for all Ascend matters via email. We thank Eileen-Joanne McCormick for all her hard work covering Clare’s maternity leave and wish her well in her new role.

Gabby Dench, Pastoral Support Manager, and her husband John welcomed a son in September 2018. Rev Ian McDonald is covering Gabby’s maternity leave and can be contacted via email.