Staff Team

Our minister, Robin Sydserff, leads the staff team, comprising Andy Robertson, Sam Orr, Fiona MacKenzie and Naomi Wright.

  • Robin sydserff, minister

    Robin’s key responsibilities at Chalmers include preaching, leadership of the Elders and staff team, strategy and pastoral care. 

    Prior to coming to Edinburgh in 2009, Robin spent four years as Director of Ministry at The Proclamation Trust in London. Robin is married to Sally and they have three children - Lucy, David and William. 

  • andy robertson, church leader in training

    Andy Robertson works with Chalmers as a Church Leader in Training, combining theological study with working in the church.  In 2016 he completed his theology degree at Edinburgh Theological Seminary.  In 2016/17 he is leading the student programme at Chalmers, alongside regular preaching.  Andy has a passion for church planting and along with his wife, Caireen, hopes to lead a church plant in Scotland.

  • sam orr, church leader in training

    Sam Orr started as a Church Leader in Training in August 2015, combining theological study with working two days a week in the church.  He preaches regularly and is involved with training and small groups.

    From 2010-2015 Sam worked as a Staff Worker with UCCF in Edinburgh.


    Chalmers has two part time Church Administrators - Fiona MacKenzie and Naomi Wright.  

    Fiona joined the staff team in 2009, having worked previously as an accountant. She has overall responsibility for the administrative processes within our church life, spending much of her time on planning, development and communication. 

    Naomi (pictured) spent two years on the Ministry Associate Programme at Chalmers before joining the staff team in August 2015.  Naomi has specific responsibility for the office and Sundays.