Children & Youth Worker – Michelle Brown

DSCF0127Michelle Brown is our Children’s and Youth Worker.  Along with the help of many amazing volunteers, Michelle leads our youth group (the Breakfast Club), our Sunday children’s ministry (Sunday Stars), Messy Church and our Tuesday morning café for young families (Coffee Break).  Michelle also helps to plan our all age worship services, organises a family times newsletter, leads the local Scripture Union Group at Towerbank (TIC club) and provides ministerial support to families in and around Portobello and Joppa Parish Church.

Michelle comes to us from the United States where she spent five years working in children’s and youth ministry through a Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian summer camp ministry.  She has been in Scotland since 2005 when she came over to get her MTh in Theological Ethics: Media from New College at the University of Edinburgh and to marry a local named Paul Brown.  Michelle joined Paul in attending St Philip’s in 2005 and they became members a couple years later, just before the arrival of their son.  They love being a part of this church and the many friendships Portobello and Joppa Parish Church has given their family and they look forward to the future and meeting more of their extended church family!

Michelle can be reached at