Cathcart Youth Ministry Partnership
Scottish Charity No: SC039290
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Part-time children &  youth worker
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Partnership churches
Cathcart Baptist Church
Sunday Services: 11.00am & 6.30pm
Minister: Rev Dr Derrick L Watson
Tel: 07511 699805
Cathcart Trinity Church
Sunday Services: 11.00am & 6.30pm
Minister: Rev Alasdair MacMillan
Tel: 0141 637 6658

Cathcart United Free Church
Sunday Services: 11.00am
Join with Trinity for Evening Worship
Ministry Asst: Rev Wilma Pearson
Session Clerk: Miss L Mathieson
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 also involved with Scripture Union and the Baptist Union of Scotland.

Cara is married to Mark who comes from Leicester. He is a tremendous support to her. They have a daughter, Esther, who was born in November 2013. Mark is a care worker in a specialist care home for older people with dementia.
Part-time children and  youth worker
Murdo McTear is a Student at the Nazarene Theological College (NTC) studying BA (Hons) Theology (youth and community) where he has been on placement at Claremont Parish Church, taking part in leading SU groups and the church's youth group.

Murdo became a Christian as a child and throughout school had a passion for using science and Christianity together. After leaving school, Murdo went to Strathclyde University to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering but felt called to change course and study theology after a year.

Over the years Murdo has been involved in many different events and groups, including being a part of the Onelife 'School of Leadership' course, and also being part of the planning team for the SU event 'Encounter'.
Funding is primarily through the three Partnership Churches.
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