James is the leader of the pack. His organisational skills and ability to see things from a Godly perspective make him an effective leader for the ministry. He has been ‘dragged’ from the football pitch to the stage, allowing him to use gifts he never knew he had. He works as a Health and Safety Advisor, and has recently become a dad to Joel, leaving him with little spare time and sleep!
Wife of James and new mum to Joel, Jen is enjoying time out of her role as a primary teacher to focus on Joel, the Act of Faith ministry and keeping Costa in business. She has always had a passion for musical theatre and has very much enjoyed being able to share her faith in this unique way in the last few years. She has the final say, and that’s that.
The man with a plan – well, the farmer with a vision. He was the one who originally thought it was a good idea to send a bunch of unqualified, inexperienced youngsters on to the stage to present the gospel. We're grateful he did! He is a keen triathlete – although his swimming is questionable – and when not working or exercising, can be found spending time with his lovely wife, Orla. As well as ‘keeping the books' for us, he is always on hand to give sound advice and much-appreciated encouragement.
Beth is a writer, a baker and a candle-stick maker – but without the baker part and makes regular (but very good) candles. Along with her role in Act of Faith, she attends Church at Lindsayfield, reads a lot of books, plays a lot of board games and takes care of her new Labradoodle puppy, Echo. Her talent for playing grumpy (and humorous) teenage characters is scarily good and her gift for script writing is showcased in each of the original productions Act of Faith has performed thus far.
Used to be known as Cammy, but since being married to Canadian wife, Sarah, he now gets his full title – Cameron – so we do as we’re told. Cameron’s character and love for the Lord has strengthened since spending time in Hawaii with the Christian organisation YWAM. His enthusiasm is infectious and his gift for leading worship and young people is a real blessing to his church. When not learning his lines, he’s climbing the ladder in his family’s logistics business. In fact, he can do both at the same time, but don’t tell his dad.
Lois – a recruit from Craighalbert Church – what do we have time to say when can’t get a word in edgeways?! She keeps us all entertained during rehearsals with her missing t’s and hilarious versions of her day’s events. She is a caring, confident lassie fae Cumerbernauld and makes delightful cupcakes. Her beautiful singing voice could bring a tear to a glass eye and she does well using her gifts in other amateur dramatics clubs and competitions. One to watch!
Kenny – the wise head on young shoulders – helps keep us on the straight and narrow. He is a busy guy, juggling family life with being an elder at Cartsbridge Evangelical Church, fulfilling his roles as a sport’s journalist for the BBC, the European Tour Golf Chaplain for Christians in Sport, and making people laugh all at the same time. His various jobs have taken him all over the world in recent months, but he has probably clocked up more miles chasing after his 2-year-old daughter, Jessica.
Sarah, wife of Cammy/Cameron/Cam, was whisked from Canada to Scotland, via Hawaii, for her second wedding last year. Don’t worry – both weddings were to Cameron. Her creativity and eye for detail come in handy when it comes to set-design and her ability to defend the Christian faith makes her a real asset to the Act of Faith team. Since arriving in Scotland, she has continued working in the field of optometry. We think she likes it but it’ll never be Canada.
We thought we’d take Clifford under our wing and give him some experience playing piano in front of a crowd. So far, he’s proving not too bad. Also, gives him something to do with his time. Anyone who knows Clifford knows we’re joking. We are privileged to have such a gifted pianist be a part of the team. As if he doesn’t have enough on his plate already – being an elder at New Craig Community Church, his busy professional life, and playing the piano for multiple Christian ministries – his genuine love for God and others sees him take any opportunity to use his gifts and share his faith. He is an inspiration and Godly example to us all.
Euan and Bridget
Love was in the air on the OM Ship Doulos when Euan and Bridget met in 2007. Well not right away, but now it’s hard to imagine one without the other. They share a common interest in good books, board games, as well as all things ‘technical’. Some might say that Bridget’s stage-worthy smile and Euan’s limb-tastic dance moves are wasted behind the sound desk, but their non-stop, hard-working nature makes them a technical dream team when it comes to setting up for performances. No matter how stressful it gets, the dynamic duo don’t stop smiling and Bridget can carry on crocheting at the same time. Bridget works as a bookkeeper and volunteers for Childline, and Euan works for the BBC. We don’t know what he does but we do know it’s technical and he’s very good at it!