2024 Moderator-Designate Announced 

The Commission of Assembly has announced the Moderator-Designate for 2024. 

The Commission of Assembly has announced the Moderator-Designate for 2024. 

This evening’s Commission of Assembly has announced that Rev. Malcolm (Callum) Macleod has been nominated to be the Moderator-Designate of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland for 2024. 

Commenting on his nomination, Callum said: “It has been my privilege to serve the Church in various capacities over the years. I feel honoured now to be nominated as Moderator-Designate of the 2024 General Assembly.” 

Callum was born and brought up in Point on the Island of Lewis. He came to know the Lord in 1979 and professed faith in the congregation of Point in October 1980. He subsequently served as a Deacon and an Elder in the congregation.   

He worked as an installation engineer with BT from 1974 until 1997. Callum is married to Catherine, and they have two sons. Graeme is married to Mairi, and they have two children, Lucas and Jessica, and live in Garrabost, Isle of Lewis. Stuart is married to Shona, and they live in Inverness. 

He studied in what was then the Free Church College from 1997 to 2000. He was ordained and inducted to the congregation of Shawbost on 27th October 2000 and has served in Shawbost since then. He served as Clerk to the Presbytery of the Western Isles for twelve years. He served the Central Church in the following roles – as a member of the Training of the Ministry Committee (now the Board of Ministry), as a member and Chairman of the Sustentation and Ministry Committee, as a member and Clerk of the Home Missions Board, as a member of the Mission Board, and as a member of the Board of Trustees.  

He was appointed Assistant Clerk of the General Assembly in May 2015 and then appointed Principal Clerk of the General Assembly in May 2016 and is still serving in that capacity.