Rev. Steven Manders
Steven was inducted as the minister of Morningside United Church in September 2015. He was ordained at Nairn United Reform Church in 2008, and served there as minister until his transfer to Morningside.
Prior to the ministry, Steven worked in the field of social work and was a lay member of Morningside United Church.
He serves as an Honorary Chaplain for Edinburgh Napier University´s chaplaincy team, and a United Reform Church representative to Edinburgh Churches Together - a ecumenical group of churches working in partnership for social progress across Edinburgh City.
Steven holds a degree in law. In the brief moments between his many pastoral responsibilities, he might be found tucked in to one of our local coffee shops. He enjoys entertaining and is an excellent cook.
Max Carsley, Director of Music
Pianist / Organist / Vocalist / Oboeist
Max was appointed as MUC´s Director of Music and Church Organist in 2018. He performs weekly for church services and is responsible for the development of music programming, including charitable concert events. He also serves as a part-time Tenor Lay Clerk at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral.
Max is a 2019 graduate of the prestigious St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh, and began as our Assistant Organist in 2017. Prior to his position at MUC, he was a Bass/Tenor Coral Scholar at Morningside Parish Church. He has served as Head Chorister at St Mary´s Music School, where he also trained as an instrumentalist.
In 2019, Max received The ABRSM Ehrlich Prize for Singing. He has served as piano accompanist for NYCOS Midlothian choirs. He was Principal Oboe of the 2018-19 National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, where he performed for BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, London and also at the Konzerthaus Berlin among other venues.
Youth Choir Director (Vacant)
MUC is proud of it´s well-established and award winning youth choir, comprised of young people ages 8 - 16 from the surrounding communities. We are currently looking for a new leader for this talented group. INQUIRIES: email@example.com
Sarah McKernan, Office Manager
Phone: 0131 447 3152
Rose Kumbanga, Congregation Secretary
Matt Stubbs, Session Clerk
Jessica Stubbs, Social Media Manager / Youth Program Coordinator