Other Team Members
Session Clerk: Ruth Buchan
I'm Ruth Buchan, one of four children. We grew up in Dunblane and then moved to Norwich where I trained as a nurse. I later attended Paisley University where I gained a degree and became a Health Visitor. My current role is supporting staff in the local NHS to improve and develop their services. I became an elder in the Church of Scotland in 1998 and came to live in the area in 2003 when I started to attend Auchterarder Parish Church. I had the opportunity to attend the General Assembly as a Commissioner in 2013 which was an invaluable experience and in 2015 I became the Presbytery Elder for APC. Very recently I was appointed Session Clerk. I have just moved into a new house in Auchterarder which has given me the chance to create a garden which I am thoroughly enjoying. My other interests include reading, visiting historical properties and gardens and spending time with my family.
Facilities Administrator: Mandy Blackadder
Hello, I'm Mandy Blackadder. I moved to Auchterarder in August 2016 and have been the administrator for the Community Church Centre since 2018. I was delighted to move here from Dubai where I was working as an air hostess at the time, with my husband and our firstborn. Very soon after I arrived here in Auchterarder, I fell in love with the church and its congregation and soon became a member. I now have two small children who take up a lot of my time but when I’m not working for the Community Church Centre and looking after the family, I’m teaching Zumba. I love reading, dancing and my family ( to bits).