Cathcart Youth Ministry Partnership
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Partnership churches
Cathcart Baptist Church
96 Merrylee Road, G43 2RACathcart Baptist Church
Sunday Services: 11.00am & 6.30pm
Minister: Rev Dr Derrick L Watson
Tel: 07511 699805
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Cathcart Trinity Church
90 Clarkston Road, G44 3DACathcart Trinity Church
Sunday Services: 11.00am & 6.30pm
Minister: Rev Alasdair MacMillan
Tel: 0141 637 6658

Cathcart United Free Church
7 Struan Road, G44 3ATCathcart United Free Church
Sunday Services: 11.00am
Join with Trinity for Evening Worship
Ministry Asst: Rev Wilma Pearson
Session Clerk: Miss L Mathieson
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Senior development worker
Cara WightmanCara Wightman is the Senior Development Worker of Cathcart Youth Ministry Partnership. Cara was born in Edinburgh but grew up in a small fishing town and, later, Glasgow. She became a Christian when she was a child.

As a young person Cara toured with King's Kids, a ministry of Youth With a Mission (YWAM). She later did a Discipleship Training School and courses in Principles in Child and Youth Ministry and Early Childhood Education with YWAM. She graduated from International Christian College(ICC) in 2003 with a BA in Youth Work with Applied Theology.

While at ICC, she was placed with Kenmure Parish Church for work experience. She was a youth leader of a pilot after-school care project called Y Generation. Cara has been a group leader and an assistant team leader at Scripture Union Camps.

In December 2005, Cara was appointed as the Youth Worker at Cathcart Baptist Church. Her job changed in December 2007 when she became the Youth Worker for Cathcart Ministry Youth Partnership. The job title changed in 2010.

Cara is married to Mark who comes from Leicester. He is a big support to her. They have a daughter, Esther, who was born in November 2013.
Part-time youth worker
Andrew Brown was appointed to the post in September 2015.

Hi, I'm Andrew the part time youth worker and I'm 24. Until starting work here, I've attended the same local church my whole life. However, I moved church  in April 2016 when I  married Helen-Louise.

I became a Christian when I was 17 through God's Holy Spirit helping me to focus more to the teaching I was hearing in church and at other events.  After high school, I studied sports coaching at the University of West Scotland and graduated in June 2015.

At university, I had thought about teaching P.E. but realised that youth work and sharing the Good News of Jesus was what I wanted to do, so I was excited about the opportunity to come and work with the friendly, hilarious and kind young people we are blessed with here alongside the many different people who volunteer with CYMP who have been so welcoming to me and the with the brilliant Cara who I look forward to learning so much from. Therefore I was delighted to begin working with CYMP in October 2015.

I enjoy playing sport, particularly tennis and football, which makes up for the other thing I enjoy most which is eating. I pretend they balance each other out!
Funding is currently through the three Partnership Churches.
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The Vibe is a CYMP community project supported by the Church of Scotland Go For It Fund. Friends of Radiate was introduced to give opportunity for others to assist in the provision of the Radiate project.
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