Scottish School of Christian Mission

Our staff

Our staff combine a thorough grounding in theology and professional practice with practical experience of a life led by mission.

We are currently seeking to appoint a new librarian.

Richard Tiplady

Richard Tiplady

Richard has served in leadership roles in Christian organisations for the last 20 years. Prior to becoming Principal, he was British Director of European Christian Mission and before that Associate Director of Global Connections. He has worked as a consultant for a number of Christian organisations including Tearfund, for whom he managed or contributed to projects in Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and taught at Samuel Bill Theological College in SE Nigeria.

He is married to Irene, who is a mental health project worker for CrossReach. They have one son, Jamie, who is a computer game designer. Richard is an an alumnus of the Windsor Leadership Trust, and an Associate of the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission.

Bachelor of Divinity (Hons) (University of London)
MA in Theology of Mission and Ministry (University of Nottingham)
MSc in NGO Management (Cass Business School, City University, London)
Richard is studying for a Doctor of Business Administration degree at Glasgow Caledonian University, focusing on the development of entrepreneurial leadership in the church in Scotland.

Contact Richard here.


Brodie McGregor

Brodie McGregor
Academic Dean


A former quantity surveyor and youth pastor at Queens Park Baptist Church in Glasgow, Brodie's strong commitment to theological education is shown by his depth of study and research. His desire to connect this to Christian ministry has been expressed through his service as Winter Night Shelter Team Leader at Glasgow City Mission and as a Team Leader at Glasgow Street Pastors. His research interests surround those at the margins of society, including issues of suffering, poverty, economics and social policy.

He is married to Alison and they have three sons. He enjoys cooking and once helped to cook jambalaya in a car park in New Orleans for 1500 people (after Hurricane Katrina). He is a season ticket holder for Glasgow Warriors and a qualified rugby coach. Originally from the East End of Glasgow, he describes being based in the college's offices at Parkhead as "something of a homecoming".

BA(Hons) in Theology (First Class)
Master of Theology (University of Edinburgh)
PhD in Political Theology (University of Edinburgh), on a theological consideration of the propriety of suffering as a category in political thought.

Contact Brodie here.


Judy White

Judy White
Director of Development

Judy has worked in a variety of ministry roles in Scotland, including Mission Development Coordinator for the Baptist Union of Scotland, Pastor for Community Involvement at Stirling Baptist Church, and Pastor for Discipleship at Wester Hailes Baptist Church. Prior to this, she worked as a nurse and then in nursing education at what is now Napier University, Edinburgh. She serves on the board of Ferrywell Youth Project in Pilton, Edinburgh and spends her spare time in the arts, theatre, pilates and walking.

MA in Theology
BA in Theology
BSc(Hons) in Health Studies

Contact Judy here.

Pam Mellstrom

Pam Mellstrom
Youth and Community Work Programme Manager

Pam previously worked as Project Manager for Linlithgow Young People’s Project, an innovative and flexible youth project in Linlithgow. Originally from Aberdeen, Pam lives with her husband Phill and two children in Falkirk. She is a founding member of a weekly craft collective in Falkirk and attends St John’s Evangelical Church in Linlithgow, where she is part of the wider teaching team.

BA in Educational Studies
BA in Informal and Community Education
SQA in Supervision Studies

Contact Pam here.


Wesley White

Wesley White
Centre Co-ordinator for Neopolis: The Scottish Centre for Theology and Ministry in an Urban World

Wes grew up as a missionary kid in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo where his parents served in medical missions. After serving as a pastor in the United States for fifteen years, Wes and his family moved to Glasgow to start the Mosaic Community, a church-plant of Christian Associates International. As well as lecturing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels Wes is the Centre Co-ordinator of Neopolis, The Scottish Centre for Theology and Ministry in an Urban World based at the college.

Wes is married to Cynthia and they have five children and five grandchildren. He loves the odd mix of jazz and Gustav Mahler.

PhD in Theology from the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana)
DMin from Denver Seminary.

Contact Wes here.


Alistair Macindoe
Tutor in Pioneer Ministry

Alistair was born in West Africa, to missionary parents who had been students at the Bible Training Institute in Glasgow. He has a BD(Hons) from Kings College, London, an MTh from Glasgow University, and a PhD from Edinburgh University, for which he conducted ethnographic research into three ‘new’ (charismatic) churches in Scotland. He has worked for UCCF and Scripture Union, and in 1990 he and his wife planted, along with four other couples, Rock Community Church in Dumbarton. He was the church’s full-time leader from 2000 until 2014.

Alistair is married to Patricia, a graduate of Glasgow School of Art, teacher and textile artist.  They have four married children and ten grandchildren who, he says, “keep him well occupied”.

PhD (University of Edinburgh)
MTh (University of Glasgow)
BD(Hons), Kings College, London

Contact Alistair here.



Andrew Dunipace

Andrew Dunipace
Business Manager

Andrew spent 12 years at the Passport Office, dealing with administrative and examination roles in every area of the organisation. He took on the role of Academic Registrar and Facilities Manager at ICC in 2008 overseeing the management of the college building along with student records, assessments and university liaison. He now oversees the administration of SSCM and its business matters.

He is married to Anna and they have one daughter, Abigail Joy. Andrew is an old school geek with a house full of electronic junk that occasionally works.

Contact Andrew here.


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