Rev. Tara Porr
I am a born and bred Texan and was raised in the Presbyterian Church USA. I gained a BA in history from the University of North Texas before going on to do my theological studies at Princeton Seminary. I've served as the assistant minister in Groomsport, Northern Ireland and later as co-pastor of Emley's Hill Methodist Church in New Jersey. After graduating seminary, I returned to Texas where I completed a residency of Clinical Pastoral Education at Methodist Health System. In 2016 I moved to Scotland with my husband Ramon and completed my probationary placement with Church of Scotland at Portobello and Joppa Parish Church. In January 2018 I was ordained and installed as the minister at Ibrox Parish Church.
Jim & Fiona
Jim, a Fellow of the Institute of Bio-Medical Science, started in Ibrox, as Organist and Choirmaster, on Easter Sunday 1990. Fiona, who was a music graduate and friend, followed a few years later to help with the choir. They married in 2009 and became joint organists in 2014, when Jim had to have an operation on his hand requiring three months recovery time. They are now very much part of the Ibrox community, Fiona becoming an Elder in 2011.
Now both retired, Jim played his final service as organist on Easter Sunday 2019, which marked 60 years of playing for public worship! He continues on as choir master with Fiona continuing to play our music for worship each week.
I’ve been part of the Ibrox Church family my entire life, came through Sunday School, joined the church at the age of 18, and was a keen member of the Drama Group from it's earliest days. I left Glasgow to work in London and abroad when I left university, but came back in 2000 when I had my own family, who are almost grown up now! I'm married to Stuart and have two kids - Lorna and Andrew. I became an Elder in 2009, and session clerk in April 2016. I am Chief Executive of Bipolar Scotland, a mental health charity, which keeps me busy. Outside work I’m a Girls’ Brigade leader, Deputy Commissioner for Greater Glasgow Division and I train new leaders. I support Glasgow Warriors rugby and love musical theatre.
I was born in Kinning Park and am Glasgow born and raised. I worked as a maintenance manager for 30 years for Intercity Motor Options before starting work for Front Row Builders. In my free time I am involved with the Masonic Lodge. I am also a Boys’ Brigade officer and a rugby fan. I have served as Fabric Convener of Ibrox Parish Church from January 2017.
I was born and raised in Iowa, USA (aka Heaven for any Field of Dreams fans). In 2009, I moved to Taiwan to teach English and I started teaching math as well as becoming a yoga instructor. My husband is from the Highlands and we met in Taiwan in 2011. We both taught there for several years, and we had a lot of fun meeting new people, playing on a bowling league, and hiking as often as possible. We moved to Aberdeen in 2015 where I studied accounting and finance before working in an accounting firm. We moved to Glasgow in 2017 and began attending Ibrox Parish Church in 2018. I currently work at the International Association for Community Development and I teach a free yoga class once a week. In my free time I like to do aerobics, play board games, and hang out with family.