Leadership & Staff

To lead the church towards this vision we have a team of elders, led by our minister Kenny Macleod, who serves the church and community in a number of different ways.

The different ministries throughout the church have specific elders appointed in an oversight capacity.  We have a team of Deacons who are responsible for leading the practical and merciful aspects of work in the church and community.

We also employ 2 workers to help assist with areas of Youth & Student Work and Women & Families work.

Come and meet the team!

Kenny Macleod


My name is Kenny Macleod I come from the Western Isles and I am married to Maggie. We have 3 sons, Christopher, who is married to Alison, Seumas, who is married to Eilidh, and Calum, who is married to Kirsty. I accepted a call to be the pastor of Dowanvale Free Church in Partick back in 2012. Our church is in the middle of a vibrant part of the city of Glasgow.


Carina MacIver


I’ve worked at Dowanvale since 2012 first in a youth worker role and now doing admin work part time as I study. I love walking alongside young people in church to disciple them in their walk with the Lord. Other passions and interests include; football, tennis, Dundee United & coffee.

Ruth Gilchrist

Women & Families

My name is Ruth Gilchrist. I am a Primary Teacher by training. I love working alongside people and I am very passionate about overseas mission. Over the years I have spent time in Uganda, working alongside vulnerable women and children.


Rod Morrison

Elder – Session Clerk

Angus Morrison


John Mackenzie


John MacDonald

Elder – Youth

Sam Mackenzie

Elder – Treasurer

Angus Macleod

Elder – Praise & Worship

Angus Morrison


Graham Macrae

Elder – Property

Douglas McLellan


Colin Macdonald



Allan Macmillan

Deacon – Court Clerk

David Smith

Deacon – Finance

Murdo Mackenzie

Deacon – Property Committee

Malcolm McCormick

Deacon – Health & Saftey

Malcolm Morrison

Deacon – Mercy Ministry

Eoghan Smith

Deacon – Mercy Ministry

Andy Blair

Deacon – Mercy Ministry

Norman Morrison

Deacon – Church Officer