Xcel Board Members

Welcome to Xcel Church and to our board members. Our board is lead by our church leader John Gordon along with six other board members. If you are visiting us, please do say hello or if you would like to know more about Xcel, please get in touch on our contact page.

Xcel Church Leader

JOHN GORDON

John is the founder and leader of Xcel Church in 2007. He leads the preaching, prayer team, creative team and chairs the board. His roots are firmly based in Skye and his vision for Xcel is to be a culturally relevant church, that is welcoming to the whole community.

MARLENE MACDONALD
MARLENE MACDONALDBoard Member
Marlene joined Xcel when it was a house group in its early days. She is one of the main organisers for Xcel Kids, Xcel Ladies and go to person for most things Xcel. She is passionate about her roles in church and wants everyone to have a great experience at church. Marlene is married to Willie and they have four children.
MARY MACCASKILL
MARY MACCASKILLBoard Member
Mary has been with Xcel Church from its’ inception in 2007. She is the on the Xcel Kids ministry team, Xcel Ladies, youth club team and all round event coordinator. She is dedicated to Xcel reaching out to the community to bring as many people to faith. She is married to Billy and they have five girls.
IAIN LANGLANDS
IAIN LANGLANDSBoard Member
Iain joined Xcel Church in 2013 after moving to the Isle of Skye. Previously he was involved in Carrubbers Christian Centre in Edinburgh and is now on the preaching and youth ministry team as well as coordinating the Xcel Men’s group. Iain and his wife Rebecca have four young children.
HECTOR CORMACK
HECTOR CORMACKBoard Member
Hector is a Skye man through and through and joined Xcel church in 2014. He is on the preaching and prayer team, and in his spare time hosts his own Christian radio show on Cuillin FM. Hector has a grown up family of three children and is well known in the community.
ISHBEL MCDOUGALL
ISHBEL MCDOUGALLBoard Member
Ishbel joined Xcel in 2010 after moving to the Isle of Skye. Since then she has become our child safeguarding co-ordinator and advises on health and safety matters. She is also on the crèche and youth club team.
SUZY MACKILLOP
SUZY MACKILLOPBoard Member
Suzy was recommended Xcel Church in 2010 and has loved it ever since. She is part of the youth ministry team, ladies life team, creative team and admin. Suzy is married to Martin and they have two young children.

Faith

Hope

Love

The main objectives of the board are:

• Determining the overall vision and future direction of the church.
• Creating policies to define clearly church values and biblical operating
procedures.
• Ensuring the church’s teachings and practices reflect accurate biblical theology
and the Xcel vision.
• Providing avenues for pastoral care, conflict resolution, discipline, and
restoration.
• Appointment of team members and assessing how ministries are developing.
• Providing direction on financial or risk-management issues.
• Providing accountability to the Ministry team and to ensure the vision and
values determined by the board are being carried out.
• Xcel was birthed in team and each member of the board has equal voice to the
system of consensual agreement on the board.

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20

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