Jared Michelson (Lead Pastor)
Jared and his wife Becky have lived in St Andrews for over seven years now! They came over from the States for Jared to pursue a Masters and PhD in systematic theology, fell in love with the place and never left. Becky is a nurse at Ninewells hospital, currently working on the respiratory ward. They have two daughters, Eilidh and Eloise.
Abby Cant (Pastoral Assistant)
Abby has called St Andrews home since 2011, having been raised just outside Glasgow and studying at Aberdeen and Glasgow University. She is married to Xander and together they have three children - Alife, Louis and Rosie and a dog that is fluffy and bouncy in equal measure!
She has never found it easy to compile a fun and interesting list of hobbies for an 'about me' blurb but if there are people involved, then you can almost guarantee that she will be in her happy place!
Heather Holdsworth (Pastoral Assistant)
The Holdsworths arrived in St Andrews in August 2021 from Edinburgh. Heather heard about Cornerstone through her involvement in the Chalmers Institute – the learning community connected to the church. It has been their joy to experience and learn more of the kindness of God through the community here. Heather’s interests are in Spiritual Formation, the lifegiving connection between God and people, also in art, and swimming in the sea! She has been married to Adrian since 1997.
Colin & Louise Gillies (Student Ministry)
The Gillies family are new arrivals to St Andrews and Cornerstone, having recently moved from Edinburgh which has been home for Colin and Louise over the last 20 years, since their student days.
Colin and Louise are both on staff with Navigators UK, a missional movement that seeks to help build God’s kingdom through relational discipleship. Colin will be working with the student ministry at Cornerstone. They have three children: Amy, Fraser and Ruaridh.
Michelle Redfern (Children's Coordinator)
Michelle is married to Dave and they have three children, Lucy, James and Elizabeth. She loves teaching and being with children and feels privileged to prepare lessons to help the children know Jesus more. She has taught for several years as a primary school teacher.
There is also a dedicated Kid's church team that work together to support the children in our church.
Rachel Henry (Youth)
Rachel loves getting to know young people and exploring faith in Jesus with them. Having been a student at St Andrews, Rachel now works for Young Life International in Fife as well as getting to spend time with the youth of Cornerstone. She is originally from Northern Ireland and has a deep love for a coffee with old and new friends, a wee walk, and all or any musicals! Please get in touch with Rachel for anything to do with teenagers! She would love to hear from you!
Matthew & Natasha Graham (Students)
Matthew and Natasha met at Cornerstone while studying at the University of St Andrews. They were married in July 2021 and are delighted to continue living in the St Andrews community. They are passionate about good food, learning new things and welcoming students into the church.
Graham McLean (Elder & Trustee)
Originally from Dundee, now living in Guardbridge, my day job is hands on property maintenance.
Graham has been part of the church community here in St Andrews for around 14 years and have been with Cornerstone since it's beginning.
Xander Cant (Elder, Students & Worship Coordinator)
Xander is married to Abby. Having experienced a significant time of growing closer with God during his student years in Glasgow, he has had deep care for students ever since. He works part time as a Civil Engineer and part time in student ministry with Navigators UK in partnership with Cornerstone.
He loves getting outside and listening to power ballads and recreating cheesy music. He oversees the sung worship at Cornerstone (trying hard not to make it too cheesy).
Victor Walker (Elder & Trustee)
Vic grew up in Plymouth, where he studied Photography and as a member of Elim Church Vic studied Theology and started an outreach drop in centre. He later moved to West Sussex to become a business manager, where I assisted Elim to establish Faith through Action charity shop, which supports mission work. Vic continues to be on the board of One Challenge Mission U.K.
Vic became a Worthing Town Councillor and then Deputy Mayor and Mayor 2013-2015. Late in 2015 Vic moved with Rosemary to Fife where he is part of the Cornerstone Leadership team.
Tim and Becky Stojanovic (Elders & Trustees)
Tim and Becky moved to St Andrews in 2010. They have children Hannah, Katie and Peter, Becky works with the Chalmers Institute and Tim works at the university. They have been blessed by the vision of Cornerstone being a community of believers seeking to follow Jesus, and are privileged to serve the church in living this out.
Emily Levey (Elder & Safeguarding Coordinator)
Emily grew up in Newcastle before moving up to Scotland to study dentistry in Dundee. She has been a part of our church for a few years and particularly enjoys the fellowship and community at Cornerstone. Emily is married to Colin and they have 2 children, James and Rachel.
As well as being an elder, Emily serves Cornerstone as our Safeguarding Coordinator. If you have any questions regarding safeguarding you can email Emily here.
Dave Redfern (Session Clerk & Pastoral Assistant)
Dave is married to Michelle and they have three children, Lucy (8), James (6) and Elizabeth (4). Dave and Michelle moved to St Andrews 8 years ago and have been working for Cornerstone and the Chalmers Institute since then. Dave is currently undertaking PhD studies in John Owen's theology at Aberdeen.
Our Kirk Session
Cornerstone St Andrews is lead by a team of elders who prayerfully guide the direction of Cornerstone:
Our Charity Trustees
Our Pastoral Team
Each week a team of people meet to plan our Sunday Gathering:
To read about our vision and values go here.
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