Aaron Elder Photo


Aaron is married to Amy and has a little boy called Joshua. He did the Forge course in Scotland in 2012 and leads Oxgangs Community Church in Edinburgh. He also works for Cairn Movement, training leaders in mission and discipleship.
Alan McWilliam


Alan is helping to replant Ruchazie Church of Scotland. He leads Cairn Movement and is the Director of Forge Europe. Diane and Alan have been married since 1988 and have two sons.
Berdien Ringland


Berdien is originally from the Netherlands and is married to Stuart who is from Co.Down N-Ireland. She runs the operations of Cairn Movement, runs her own e-commerce business and assists Stuart with the running of their property business.

Simon Kilpatrick


Simon leads Praxis Movement and also works with the Home Mission Department Team of the Methodist Church, is part of a team leading a local church and part of a Chaplaincy Team in a local secondary school. Simon is married to Cheryl with three kids and living in Wicklow. 

John Oliver


John is married to Karen and they have two sons and a daughter. They live just outside Portadown, Co. Armagh in N Ireland. He has been a minister with Elim Pentecostal Churches since 2011 where he led church, was part of the Ignite team (pioneering/evangelism) and led the team who planted Hope Central in Omagh. He is passionate about movement and now leads New Ground Ireland whose mission is to pioneer various expressions of Church across Ireland.

Alan McWilliam


Greg lives in Lisburn with his wife Ruth and their three children Abigail, Alicia, and Lucas. He first became involved with Forge as a participant in Forge Scotland in 2018. He later went on to serve with the team that launched Forge Ireland in 2019/20. Greg has worked as a pastor in a community in South Belfast for over a decade. In this role he also pioneered a local community group which seeks to provide a space for residents to grow in their faith and connect with each other. Greg is also passionate about leadership development. He works as an Executive Coach and Facilitator to develop leaders within business and faith-based organisations. He also works in Journey Church Lisburn where he is responsible for coaching and developing the leaders and culture of the church – whilst also serving as a member of the teaching team

Registered Address: Cairn, Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 98P

Forge Scotland is a project of Cairn movement  which is a registered charity in Scotland. Registration Number SC046012.