Ian is married with two children and was previously the Minister of Viewfield Church in Stirling for 11 years. Following a career as an International Credit Anaylst with the Bank of Scotland, he trained for the Church of Scotland Ministry at the University of Glasgow (B.D.) and Princeton Theological Seminary, U.S.A. (Th.M.). Worship, pastoral care and Christian education are important areas of ministry for Ian.
Ian is a Trainer and Supervisor of students for Ministry for the Ministries Council with a particular interest in Pastoral Supervision. He is also the current Chairman(2016-) of the Housing and Loan Fund which assists Ministers and their families with housing in their retirement on behalf of the Church of Scotland.
Ian was inducted to Springfield Cambridge Church on 26th January, 2006.