Our Trustees and Patrons

We appreciate the guidance and care of our Wisdom Council – including our Trustees and Patrons.

Our Trustees

Working in collaboration with our staff and Team, our Trustees develop strategy, provide governance and oversee staff support.

Hugh Foy

Hugh Foy

Hugh Foy is Director of Programmes and Partnerships for the UK Region of the Xaverian Missionaries.A lifelong, grassroots Anti Poverty and Trade Union activist, Hugh is a Teacher by profession, and has held a number of posts in Education and Social Work. Hugh is Vice Convenor of the Board of the Poverty Alliance, and a member of the National Steering group of the Scottish Living Wage Campaign. From 2017-2019 he served on the first  Independent Poverty and Inequality Commission established by the Scottish Government.

Something that gives me hope...

The beginning of growth in the Churches and Secular organisations in exploring non violent solutions to conflict transformation.

Rev Muriel Pearson

Rev Muriel Pearson

Muriel is a Church of Scotland parish minister serving in Cranhill in the east End of Glasgow. She was formerly a secondary school guidance teacher and is currently trying to learn the principles of non violent communication (NVC), having always been very interested in how we learn to talk to one another in respectful, creative and safe ways. Muriel is also on the board of Cranhill Development Trust in Cranhill.

A quote I love...

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. - Goethe

Revd Canon Dr Sarah Hills

Revd Canon Dr Sarah Hills

Revd Canon Dr Sarah Hills has been Vicar of Holy Island since January 2019. Before that, she served as Canon for Reconciliation at Coventry Cathedral. She is also Honorary Canon for Reconciliation at Inverness Cathedral; Visiting Fellow at St John's College, Durham; and Visiting Practice Fellow at the Dept of Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University. She is married to Richard, a GP, and they have 2 boys and a Labrador!

A quote I love...

Out there beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there - Rumi

Elspeth McCallum

Elspeth McCallum

Elspeth is retired, after a career teaching children and young people with complex additional support needs. She also qualified as a counsellor and has worked as a volunteer counsellor.  For a few years, Elspeth worked as a Practitioner with Place for Hope. She enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren!

A quote I love...

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. - Reinhold Neibuhr

Jan Adamson

Jan Adamson

Revd Jan Adamson is the Mission and Development Officer for the United Reformed Church in Scotland and Orkneys. Prior to entering ordained ministry, Jan was a senior executive for a major company and has experience in a wide range of business disciplines. She has even owned a pub! As well as being trustee for Place for Hope, Jan also serves as trustee for WorkPlace Chaplaincy Scotland.

A quote I love…

“good fences make good neighbours” - Robert Frost

Pamela Lyall

Pamela Lyall

Pamela is one of Scotland’s most experienced commercial mediators. A full time mediator, coach and facilitator she has mediated in excess of 200 disputes relating to a broad spectrum of sectors and has extensive experience in the UK in leading training courses in mediation and negotiation. Previously, she was a partner in the litigation group of a large national law firm. She is involved in her church, Central (in Edinburgh): Jesus at the heart, as an elder.

A quote I love…

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I'll meet you there. – Rumi, Persian poet

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David Williams

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Jane Fender-Allison

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John Conway

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OUR PATRONS

We deeply appreciate the support of two patrons. The Very Rev John Chalmers, previous Moderator of the Church of Scotland (2014-15) who was instrumental in helping to establish Place for Hope; and David Brubaker, a longstanding friend and enabler of this work. David is an Associate Professor at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (Eastern Mennonite University).

 

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Reconciliation:
To Repair with God

An article by Nancy Adams, featured in ‘Inspires’ exploring the art of reconciliation and the dynamic of conflict.

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Place for Hope: The Need for Reconcilers

An article by Hugh Donald, featured in ‘The Edge’, discussing the call to reconciliation and the journey of Place for Hope

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