Rev Stella Campbell
Welcome to the Moderator's page. My name is Rev Stella Campbell and I was installed as the Moderator of the new Presbytery of the North East and the Northern Isles on 10th January 2023. It is an honour to serve in this capacity and I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that come in the next 18 months. My hope is that we come to know one another better as the year unfolds, and begin to discover the ways in which we can thrive together. It will be good to listen alongside one another for God's leading and guiding.
I was ordained and inducted into the parish of Skene on 19th January 2012. Acknowledging my bias, it is a great parish and set of communities to minister in, alongside our elders. We are blessed with good links to each of the local schools and particularly during COVID have developed our community work. Like every congregation there are the challenges around discipleship and bringing new people to faith. But there is an enthusiasm around prayer and a desire to reflect God's love to the world around us. In the Presbytery of Gordon I served as Finance Convenor and Presbytery Planning Convenor, and appreciated the depth of care and attention given to building relationships, something which I hope to see replicated in our new presbytery.
Before entering ministry I was a chartered tax consultant with Ernst & Young in London and Aberdeen, moving north of the border in 2005. I was born in Northern Ireland, growing up the youngest of three children, on a farm. My faith in God has always been a very important part of my life, becoming a Christian when I was 11. Since then I have been involved in Sunday School, Girls’ and Boys' Brigades and youth work, before beginning to get involved in leading worship during my time in London. I am passionate about Jesus and sharing both the good news of the gospel and the deep love of God with others. As a proud Aunty of four niblings, I love spending time with my family, alongside supporting the Irish rugby team! And of course, my love of Tunnock's Teacakes is well known - far and wide.