Athole was born in the Highlands and grew up in central Scotland. He trained at Oak Hill Theological College in London before completing further study at Edinburgh University. Athole is married to Rosalynd and they have three children, Erskine, Grace and Abigail. In his spare time he enjoys playing and watching football!
Irene comes from New Zealand, she is passionate about coffee, good books, the great outdoors and individuals developing and using their gifts. She worked in University ministry for nine years in Australia and New Zealand before joining Grace Church Leith with a primary role of pastoral care and discipleship of women.