Staff Team | Leadership Team | Trustees

  • Chuck Freeland
    Lead Pastor
    Chuck is married to Taryn, and together they are the Lead Pastors of City Church. Originally from South-West London, they moved to Aberdeen in 2004, and have been leading City Church since 2008. Chuck's main responsibility is the overall vision and direction of the church across all the sites. He's rubbish at every sport he's ever tried.
  • Jim Purdie
    Jim and his wife Adrienne live in Aberdeen with their three children and have been part of City Church since it started 20 years ago. As well as mentoring small group leaders with Adrienne, Jim is also Chair of the trustees. He works in the oil industry with French company Total and has worked on projects in many countries including assignments of several years in France and Norway. Jim is passionate about running, skiing and red wine.
  • Simon Glazier
    Simon is married with three children and two Old English Sheepdogs. He loves to dance, whether Ceilidh, Ballroom or Latin, and once represented England in the World Folkdance Festival as a Morris Dancer. He has a collection of over 50 Monopoly board games and can be identified in church by his Larry the Cucumber bible case!
  • Lisa McColl
    Lisa, along with husband Graeme, are local business owners and they LOVE to cook. They have 3 amazing kids.
  • Janice Montgomery
    Janice is married to Neil and they are part of City Church St Machar. When she's not trying to help students to move forward in their career planning (she is a university careers adviser) , she loves to sing with the Aberdeen Orpheus choir, play the ukelele, go hillwalking, ride on steam trains and watch championship darts on TV (weird but true!). She is committed to encouraging the development of small groups at City Church and would love everyone to find a small group which would feel like home to them.