David Ward Lunan is a Church of Scotland minister. On 30 October 2007 he was nominated to be the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 2008-9, formally being elected as Moderator on the first day of the Assembly (15 May 2008). 
He was born in London, but has lived most of his life in Scotland. He was brought up in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire and educated at the High School of Glasgow and the University of Glasgow. In 1967 he was the Chair of the Scottish Christian Youth Assembly and also ran a youth club in Gorbals. Following graduation in 1968 he attended Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, USA and served at the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, as Peter Marshall Scholar.
From 1969 until 1975 he was a youth club leader and Assistant Minister, working in Glasgow for the Trinity College Missionary Society. He was ordained to the ministry in December 1970.
In 1975 he was called to St Andrew's Lhanbryde Church, near Elgin, Moray. He was Moderator of the Presbytery of Moray in 1985-86 and also a part-time hospital chaplain in Elgin.
In 1987 became minister at Renfield St Stephen's Church in the city centre of Glasgow. He was Moderator of the Presbytery of Glasgow in 2000-01. From 2002 until 2008 he was Clerk to the Presbytery of Glasgow. He has also served the Church of Scotland at a wider level, including serving on the Assembly Council and the Board of Social Responsibility. He has also taken part in study tours with Christian Aid to the Philippines, Malawi and South Africa. He was Turnbull Trust preacher at Scots' Church, Melbourne November 2010 to January 2011. Mr Lunan and his wife, Maggie, have four adult sons. 
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Norman Shanks is an ordained Church of Scotland minister, who prior to his retirement in June 2007 was minister of Govan Old Parish Church, Glasgow. He is married to Ruth, and has a daughter and two sons, and seven grandchildren.
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Finlay A. J. Macdonald is a retired minister of the Church of Scotland. He was Principal Clerk to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1996 until 2010. In addition to his rapid rise up the ranks of the Church of Scotland, Macdonald is known for fostering co-operation between the various boards and committees which administer the Church and for steering the Church smoothly through its annual business meetings.
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John Cairns Christie is a minister of the Church of Scotland. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 2010-2011.
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William Taylor was a Scottish Minister, Principal of Glasgow University and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Taylor was born in Invergordon in Scotland, the son of the Marquess of North Staffs and Margaret Parry. His parents' and grandfathers' families had come from the notorious Highland clan MacKenzie of Glencoe, and the family began trading as far north as Iceland in the early 17th century. Taylor was made an MP in 1805 and Deputy First Lord of the Admiralty in 1807. He moved to London after he took over as First Lord of the Admiralty in 1812, and served as Second Secretary to the Prime Minister from 1819 to 1823.
Albert Orr Bogle is a minister of the Church of Scotland. On 25 October 2011 he was nominated to be Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 2012-2013; he was duly formally elected as Moderator on 19 May 2012 - the first day of the General Assembly's week-long annual session.
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Sheilagh M. Kesting
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William C. Hewitt