At Hilton Church we believe that we all have a responsibility for one another to use the gifts God has given us to minister to one another, allowing God to express his love and grace through each one of us. Howeer we thought you’d like to know the one who gets to call himself ‘Reverend’ (though he hardly ever does!) and to meet the others who are employed by the Church.
Duncan MacPherson Position: Minister
Duncan was born and brought up on the Island of Skye. He began his working life as a solicitor after studying law. He then studied for the ministry, and after graduating went on an extended backpacking journey around the World! He moved to Inverness in 1992 and has been at Hilton Parish Church since 1994.
He is married to Shona who works as a Speech & Language Therapist locally. Together with their three children, Eilidh, Rory and Peter, who have all now “flown the nest,” they have thoroughly enjoyed being a long term part of the life and ministry of the congregation.
Duncan has especially enjoyed building and developing a variety of team ministries over the years, which have been focused around work with youth and families.
He has also been very active in a number of International projects, which led to many members of the congregation going on work parties to Peru and Tanzania with the Vine Trust. He is an enthusiastic hill walker and recently completed his round of Munros.
In 2019, he also walked the Camino Frances, a journey of nearly 600 miles across Northern Spain. He also plays golf and in recent years has been a member of the Church of Scotland golf team.
(The photo shows Duncan relaxing with his family)
Phil is in his final stage of training to become a minister. This is a fifteen-month placement which he is doing with us here at Hilton. He is married to Clare and they have three children, Anna, Ben and Beth.
Before starting his ministry training, Phil spent six years working as a Church Youth Worker, and then two years as a Parish Assistant in Aberdeen, before moving to the Highlands to complete his Theology Degree.
He is originally from Nottingham and has gradually moved further north. He enjoys mountain biking and hill walking and taking the family dog out for many walks.
I was brought up in the Strathpeffer area and then lived in Edinburgh for approx 14 years, where I worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland. I returned north to Inverness in 2001 and have been a member of Hilton Church since then.
I’m married to Rod and have 2 daughters, Carrie and Rebekah. I spend most of my time, when not here in the office, as a taxi service for my daughters, running them to and from their various activities!
My name is Hamish Neil Wallace. I was born in Glasgow and when I was 3 months old we moved as a family to live in London where my Dad worked.
Dad relolcated to Edinburgh when I was six years and I then attended Bruntsfield Primary School and then James Gillespies High School Edinburgh.
After leaving school I attended Stevenson College and completed an H.N.C. in Computing Support.
Later I studied at Telford College and completed an H.N.D. Computer Support.
I have enjoyed computer jobs in Stornoway, Alness and Inverness.
For the past 5 years I have been the church officer at Hilton Church.