Staff Team

Our minister, Robin Sydserff, leads the staff team, comprising Roger Day, 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. 

  • Roger Day, Assistant Minister

    Alongside regular preaching, Roger is responsible for small groups and leading the ministry associate programme at Chalmers.   In 2017 he completed his Master of Theology at Oak Hill College.  Before this he worked for St Helen's Bishopsgate in London where he was responsible for training apprentices and teaching Mark, Romans and a Bible overview in small groups.

    Roger is married to Jessi and they have a daughter, Grace. 

  • 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.  His responsibilities include regular preaching and developing and delivering Chalmers' evangelism programme. 

    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.