Presbytery of Buchan

Moderator of the Presbytery of Buchan 2018-19

Rev Hugh O’Brien

Hugh was ordained in 2001, his first charge being Meldrum and Bourtie in Gordon Presbytery where he ministered for eight years. Prior to being called to Macduff he was minister of Perth North, a busy city centre church. He has served as minister of Macduff Parish since October 2016.

Formerly Hugh was in social work, latterly as Head of Inspectorate for Tayside Regional Council and then Head of Service (Assistant Director) with Angus Council before studying for the ministry at St Andrew’s University.

Hugh is married to Valerie and they have two children, Scott and Caitlin, both students at RGU.

He has a passion for ‘being on the water’ and while previously sailing (normally other people’s) yachts he now enjoys the easy life of a small motor cruiser.