Assisting Minister (OLM)
In both pastoral care and taking services, Roger Sturrock gives the impression of a lifelong minister, so it comes as a surprise to many that he was ordained in 2014.
Born in Dundee, Scotland, Roger moved to Australia at the age of 3 before moving to Wales when he was 7. He was educated in both Wales and England, eventually attending the University of London to study medicine. Even while studying, Roger remained active in church life, and met his wife, Helen, through the Christian Union.
After working in Northern Nigeria for 2 years, Roger became a Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Glasgow. Roger also trained as a Reader in the Church of Scotland, a role he greatly enjoyed.
While most people would take a well-earned break upon retirement, Roger wasn’t about to let the time go to waste. He obtained a Bachelor of Divinity from the University of Glasgow, transferred to Ordained Local Ministries, and was ordained in June of 2014. His work for Wellington Church is voluntary, and the congregation is thankful for the time and talent he gives with such an open heart.
Roger and Helen have three daughters and eight grandchildren, and enjoy curling and gentle hillwalking. Roger is a ballet buff and keen fan of science fiction, self-identifying as a Trekkie.
Liz Johnson Blythe
From the briefest conversation with Liz, you will realize she’s not from around here.
Born in Louisiana, she grew up in Texas. She attended The University of Texas at Austin and Princeton Theological Seminary. She was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 2005. Liz and her family (the rest of them all Scots!) moved to Glasgow in 2017.
Having not grown up in a church, she never developed a love of ‘Sunday School Answers’ and prefers deep conversation and exploring the Bible and theology together over quick, easy answers.
Her preaching is thoughtful, personal, challenging, and relevant. She has a passion for service in the community and works daily to reduce her carbon footprint.
With a Scots mother and born in Wales, Anthea Cameron joined the Caledonian Society in Cardiff and met her late husband, James, through Scottish Country Dancing. He was a skilled musician and composer and a much loved member of Wellington.
Anthea joined the congregation of Wellington Church in 1980. Following a secretarial career in industry and financial services, she became Church Administrator in February 2010. Currently, Anthea is also responsible for the administration of Hall Letting.
Apart from working for the Church, Anthea is an ordained Elder and served on the Congregational Life Committee for a number of years before moving on to the Finance and Fabric Committee. She is also an active member of the Church Choir.