Gordon will be taking on the challenge of growing Eco-Congregation Scotland and helping eco-congregations across Scotland to take action to care for the earth. The number of congregations who have registered as Eco-Congregation has now grown to more than 260 since its launch less that a decade ago. In this short time it has become the largest network of community based environment groups in Scotland. Fund raising and building up a membership and supporters scheme will be priorities for 2011.
Rev. Ewan Aitken, Convener of the Board of Eco-Congregation Scotland said:
“I am delighted to welcome Gordon to this new job. Eco-congregations in Scotland have demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm to make a difference in their churches and in their communities. Gordon brings proven fund raising and managerial skills to support and resource this work. We are particularly pleased that with this support from the Scottish Government we will be able to help congregations respond more effectively to the challenge of climate change.”
Gordon is currently a manager at the Eric Liddell Centre in Edinburgh. He has a background in both business and the voluntary sector and is a Licentiate in Theology from Edinburgh University. He takes up appointment on 13 December 2010 and can then be contacted through the contact form on this site.