School of Divinity

Alumni profiles

Here are a few recent - and not so recent - graduates from New College to inspire you.

As you will see, their lives have developed in many exciting directions and their studies at New College were an important formative experience for each of them.

Rev Michael Gott

Composite image: Michael and Jan Gott (foreground), large audience (background)
Before taking his ministry to Eastern Europe, or setting up Michael Gott International in Keller, Texas, the evangelist preacher came to Edinburgh in 1966 on a two year scholarship to study Theology.

Sarah Lane Richie - PhD Science & Religion

Sr Sarah Lane Ritchie
Lecturer in Science and Theology.

Paul Wilson (MTh 2016)

Head and shoulders shot of Paul smiling to camera, standing outdoors wearing a purple and green striped sweater.
Paul Wilson (MTh 2016) is the coordinator of the Asylum Seeker and Refugee Project at Parkhead Nazarene in Glasgow and a part-time lecturer in Bible and theology at Tilsley College.

Rev John M MacFarlane

Head shot of Rev John M MacFarlane
I was at New College the year of 1962-63. I was a student at San Francisco Theological Seminary and decided that it was time to take a break and do something different.

Josh Lojzim - MSc Science and Religion

Head and shoulders photograph of Joshua Lojzim in front of a bookcase
Data analyst at Amazon Robotics.

Dr Duncan MacLaren KCSG

Head and shoulders photograph of Duncan MacLaren sitting outside
Alumnus of the Year 2003

Rev Laurence Twaddle - BD Hons 1976

Reformation Wall in Geneva with statues of William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza and John Knox.
Minister at The Calvin Auditoire, Geneva.

Lynn Gunnar Johnson, PhD

Lynn Johnson sitting by a lake
Leadership Coach and Consultant.

Rev Dr Robert (Bob) Funk

Rev Dr Robert Funk in the quad of New College
Founder of Express Employment Professionals.

Martin Richie

Martin Richie
Church of Scotland Minister at Greenbank Parish Church.

Professor Lee Martin McDonald - PhD 1976

President Emeritus and Professor of New Testament Studies, Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia

Francesca Tristan Barbini - MA Hons in Religious Studies

Director of Luna Press and RE teacher.

Chris Turpin - MA Religious Studies

Chris Turpin
Managing Director at First State Investment.

Ellie Williams

Alumnus Ellie Williams tells us about her experiences studying at New College