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Our Minister

Jan Steyn is the current Skots Kirk resident minister. He took on this responsibility since April 2017.
Jan was minister in South Africa for 20 years, 17 of which was with the DRC Pretoria East. He relocated to Scotland, after his induction into the Church of Scotland in 2009. He started ministry work in Cupar St. John's & Dairsie United, before relocating to his new station at the Scots Kirk in Paris.
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Support Staff

The church does not employ support staff, but relies on church members, who serve the church on a voluntary basis. This includes the Secretary and Treasurer of the church.
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Elders

Elders are chosen from the members of the church, usually elected to office during the Annual General Meeting. Elders are installed for a period of four years and can be re-installed twice to serve for a total of twelve years.
The twelve Elders form the policy making body called the Consistory, meeting every six weeks, chaired by the minister. Elders are on duty by rotation to assist in worship or special church services. Each Elder is in charge of a ‘pastoral area’, a specified geographical area where SICR members live. Elders’ duties include assisting the minister in pastoral care, visiting members and representing the church as necessary.
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Deacons

Like the elders, deacons are chosen from the members of the church and usually elected during the Annual General Meeting. Deacons are installed for a period of four years and can be re-installed twice to serve for a total of twelve years.
The twelve Deacons together with the Elders form the Council, meeting every six weeks, chaired by the Council Convener. The Council decides on financial and practical matters. Deacons are on duty by rotation to assist in worship or special church services in particular taking care of the collection and counting of cash.