Ian McDonald is the Pastoral Support Manager (Maternity Cover) for Ministries Council.   His role is to provide relevant and timely support for Ministers and to develop strategies to improve the wellbeing of those in ministry.

Ian has a background in Parish Ministry and Healthcare Chaplaincy, working in Orkney, Bannockburn and then across NHS Fife.  He recently returned from Switzerland where he was minister at the Scots Kirk of Lausanne within the International Presbytery.

Bringing this varied experience of ministry to his current post, Ian is delighted to be contributing to the pastoral support for ministers and looking at ways to help those in ministry to develop and flourish.

Outside of work Ian enjoys walking along the coast near where he lives in Fife. He is also looking forward to getting back on the road in Scotland once he finds the right motorbike!