Director of Coaching, Derek Lamont
Derek Lamont has been a minister for 28 years, and in St Columba's, Edinburgh for 17 of them. He is married to Catriona and has four grown up kids.
He has a passion to see St Columba's as a city centre, growing and sending church, enabling and supporting churches to be planted throughout the city and its environs.
God's patience and grace has been the one constant in his ministry and he has often been overwhelmed by God's purposes and plans, which he knows are above and beyond what he asks or even imagines.
St Columba’s has been the mother church to three church plants in the Edinburgh area over the last few years. Derek understands the need to plant as well as the care needed to the planters. Gospel coaching is one way of administering this care.