Dougie Simpson joined the pastoral team in August 2009. He has responsibility for children, youth and student work in Deeside.
He is originally from Kirkcaldy and studied at Glasgow University before joining the teaching staff at Dyce Academy. He was Principal Teacher of Design & Technology, before he felt God’s call on his life to move into the vocational ministry.
Dougie has benefited from both internal and external training. He spent 3 years learning as part of Deeside’s Young Leaders Academy which covers preaching instruction, systematic theology, church history, and biblical leadership. In addition, he has spent 2 stints studying with the Proclamation Trust: completing both Cornhill Scotland, and the Pastors Training Course.
He is married to Susan. They have 3 children.
When not serving the church, Dougie can be found being a climbing frame for his family, on the football pitch, or on the golf course; and boy does he like food!