Leadership and Staff


Minister - Rev Chris ‘Kiki’ MacRae
Chris (otherwise known as Kiki) has been a minister here since 2004. He was brought up in the Isle of Harris but spent most of his summer holidays in Fort William enjoying the great outdoors with his cousins.
After spending 17 years in the police he left to study theology at the Free Church College in Edinburgh. Chris enjoys motorbikes and football. He is married to Anna and they have three children Mairi, Donald and Sine.

E: christopher.macrae@kilmallie.freechurch.org



Assistant Minister - Rev Dr David R. Kirk
David began working in the congregation in August 2014. His roots are in Wales, but before moving to Lochaber David spent ten years in South Uist, working with the Free Church there whilst training in biblical studies and theology at Highland Theological College. He is active in the outdoors as a skier, climber and cyclist and thinks, writes and speaks about the place of the natural world in theology and spirituality. David is married to Rachel and has two teenage children.

E: david.kirk@kilmallie.freechurch.org


Elder & Treasurer - Graeme Ferguson 
Graeme is originally from Blairgowrie and worked in various locations throughout Scotland before moving to work in Fort William in 2002. He is a Rural Practice Chartered Surveyor. He enjoys reading and walking. Graeme is married to Vicky and they have two girls, Anna and Abi. 

Alan Massie

Elder - Alan Massie 

David MacCallum

Elder - David MacCallum 
David was born and bred in Lochaber, trained as a Civil Engineer and has worked throughout the Highlands and Islands and is now retired. David joined the congregation in 1987 and served as a treasurer for many years. He enjoys DIY, Curling and Cycling. He is married to Anne, and they have 3 grown up children, Lesley, Rhona and Ruth and is blessed with 2 grandchildren, Alasdair and Siobhan.


Elder - Craig Murray 
Craig Murray has been a member of the congregation since 1997, having previously lived in Ayr, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. He is the clerk to the Kirk Session, and loves being part of the congregation which desires to share the Good News about Jesus in the local community. He is a local solicitor, enjoys cycling, skiing and the outdoors. He is married to Ishbel and has three children: Katrin, Robbie and Elspeth.  

John Wallacecr

Elder - John Wallace
John is married to Fiona and works as a local GP. He grew up on a farm near Dundee and came to Kilmallie via the Isle of Harris. At church John is a small group leader and is involved in our care homes ministry, Evergreens, Road to Recovery and YF. He enjoys the outdoors including walking his collie dog Jewel and gardening. He also enjoys reading.


Deacon - Keith Pettinger 

Keith descended from a French Huguenot family and is married to Ann who has a Strontian crofting background. Keith has been a deacon at Kilmallie for 18 years and has been leading the singing for even longer than that. His interests include hillwalking, sailing and medieval and baroque music.  



Church Administrator - Anna MacRae
Anna is married to Christopher (Kiki) and is also from the Isle of Harris. She spent ten years working in Lewis and Uist for the Health Board before moving to Edinburgh with the family for Christopher's studies. She runs Jelly Tots, our busy parent and toddler group and tries to keep the church administration and catering services running smoothly. She enjoys any opportunity to speak Gaelic and has a keen interest in sport and always plays to win, especially rounders on the beach.

Fiona Wallacecr

Children's Worker - Fiona Wallace 
Fiona is originally from Tain, on the drier, sunnier side of the country! She has been a Primary School teacher since moving to Fort William and currently works in various schools as an Additional Support Needs teacher, which she loves. Fiona takes a lead role in our Sunday School and wider children’s work and also co-leads a small group with her husband John. Out of school she enjoys spinning classes (cycling not wool!), singing, reading and various crafts. She is married to John and they have a playful collie dog called Jewel.

Church Caretaker -
Findlay Maclean

Findlay was born and bred in Lochaber and has a daughter Chloe, who is 19. He trained as a printing press operator at a local printers. After the company closed and he was made redundant in 2008 he moved to the local Co-op where he became duty manger and worked for 8 years. Findlay became a Christian in 2016 and took on the caretaker role in November that year.