The Board

Brian Boag

Brian Boag

Brian Boag is currently Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business at the University of the Highlands and Islands. He has been a member of the Highland Theological College Academic Board for several years.

He is a member and deacon of Culloden-Balloch Baptist Church.

John Bruce

John Bruce

An Independent Financial Adviser, originally from Dundee, John has lived in the Highland Capital, Inverness since 1985. He is married to Tina with two grown-up children.

An active supporter of EMMS International, he has visited Africa on a number of occasions.

John is an Elder in Inverness East Church of Scotland and the RCRT Treasurer.

Jamie Grant

Jamie Grant

Jamie Grant is Vice-Principal (Academic) and Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Highland Theological College UHI. His main teaching responsibilities are in the Old Testament poetic texts, the biblical languages, and hermeneutics.

Jamie has been working at HTC since 2002. His first degree was in Law at Dundee (1990) and Jamie then worked for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in Poland for several years.

He went on to complete an MA (Biblical Studies) at Reformed Theological Seminary (1999) and a PhD from the University of Gloucestershire (2002). Jamie’s PhD research adopted the canonical approach to the Psalter and examined kingship and torah themes in the Psalms.

He is a member of Hilton Church of Scotland, Inverness.

Marjory Harper

Marjory Harper

Marjory Harper is a Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen and a Visiting Professor at the UHI Centre for History.

She specializes in Scottish emigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, and her recent publications include an audiobook of emigrant testimony and a number of articles on migration and mental health.

She and her husband, Andrew Shere, are members of Gilcomston Church in Aberdeen and they live in rural Aberdeenshire.

Jonathan and Judith Keefe

Jonathan and Judith Keefe

Jonathan Keefe is the Minister in Robroyston Church and has been a prison chaplain in Barlinnie Prison since 2010.

He worked in mental health, homelessness, and addiction before studying for the ministry at Glasgow University and The Reformed Theological Seminary in the USA.

Judith Keefe is married to Jonathan and works within Mental Health Services as an Occupational Therapist. She is involved locally in supporting various ministries within Robroyston Church and is the founder of the web resource, Under the Rainbow.

They have two sons and a daughter.

Malcolm Maclean

Malcolm Maclean

Malcolm Maclean is from Inverness, Scotland.

He is the former Managing Editor of Christian Focus Publications and is currently the minister of Greyfriars Free Church of Scotland in Inverness.

Ken Morley

Ken Morley

Ken Morley was born into a loving Methodist family and made a confession of faith during adolescence as an Anglican but has also experienced life as a Baptist and in the Church of Scotland.

He is a retired Hospital Consultant Physician. Widowed very unexpectedly in 2010, Ken then met Marion, who was in a similar position, and they were married in 2017.

Ken’s post-retirement interests include Prison Fellowship Scotland, the Children’s Panel and formerly, the Street Pastors. Ken feels it is an honour to serve on the Board of RCRT.

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Marion Manson-Morley

Marion Manson-Morley

Born in Northeast England, Marion came to faith in 1983 and worked in hospitality and in the provision of respite care.

Sadly, widowed in 2010, Marion has four children and has been married to Ken since 2017.

Besides being a member of the RCRT Board, Marion is currently involved in Prison Fellowship Scotland, volunteers in the Highland Hospice, and is a recently ordained Elder leading a Pastoral Care Team.

Robert Shillaker

Robert Shillaker

Robert Shillaker is the systematic theology lecturer and programme leader on the BA course at Highland Theological College, UHI. He is married with four grown-up children.

Robert has been teaching since 2002 but has been involved with the College since 1995 when he was an undergraduate student.

After receiving a University of the Highlands and Islands scholarship, he completed a PhD in 2003 on the pneumatology of George Smeaton in the context of federal, or covenant, theology. Robert also holds a BSc in Engineering and served as an engineer in the RAF and worked in a Christian charity prior to taking up theological studies.