About Us

Chairman

Canon Bob Harley

Appointed Trustee: January 2001

Appointed Chairman: 2014 (Stepping down at the 2018 AGM)

Bob is Rector of St Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kirriemuir. Bob served for twelve years as an Officer in the Royal Navy and because of this background he was invited by Canon Robin Underhill, the then Secretary for Scotland, to join the Scottish Council. He was a Member of Scottish Council 2005-2010. Bob represents MtSSL at the Branch Managers meetings at International Headquarters in London. A favourite memory was a week of chaplaincy with our Chaplain, Revd Tim Tunley, in the Western Isles with Caledonian MacBrayne ferries.

Chair-Elect

Martyn Clark

Appointed Trustee: August 2012

Appointed Vice Chairman:  2014 (Becoming Chair at the 2018 AGM in June)

Martyn is married to Mary with married son and daughter and proud Grandpa to 3 grandchildren.

He went to sea as Navigation Cadet in 1971 and qualified as a Captain in 1984 having sailed all around the world carrying various cargoes of different types, visiting various Seafarers Missions in these locations. In 1988 Martyn came ashore as Deputy Harbourmaster in Dundee and latterly Harbourmaster before moving to Grangemouth as Harbourmaster. Within Forth Ports he was also Harbourmaster of Leith and Rosyth and also Marine Manager running the 24/7 Forth and Tay Navigation Service. He is immediate past Chairman of the West and Central Scotland Liaison Committee for the Merchant Navy Welfare Board.  Apart from other marine-based charity work, Martyn is an Elder in his local Church of Scotland Church.

Treasurer

David Graham-Service

Appointed Trustee: November 2015

Appointed Treasurer: November 2015

David was a qualified chartered engineer working on various projects connected with the Sea. He has spent some years working at Rosyth Dockyard on ship and submarine refits and also has been involved in the building of small vessels for Custom and Excise and for specially commissioned vessels. His interests lie in the welfare of people and works as a volunteer visitor in a hospital specialising in short term and respite care. David is also involved with the Trussell Trust Foodbank in Bathgate and an active member of the Episcopal Church.

Trustee/Administrator

Jennifer Rae

Appointed Trustee: August 2017

Married mum of three Jennifer holds the position of Minutes Secretary / Board Administrator as well as that of Trustee.  Jennifer is an accountant who carries out bookkeeping duties for several small businesses fitting them around her involvement with The Mission to Seafarers Scotland.

Trustee

Ray Myers

Appointed Trustee: January 2011

Ray worked as a voluntary student helper with Mission to Seafarers in Rotterdam for 12 months after graduating from the University of Wales in 1975. He subsequently trained and worked as a probation officer before moving on to social work and criminal justice management during a career spanning 36 years. He completed a master’s degree and an advanced award in social work. Ray has been a member of the Mission to Seafarers Scotland Council and subsequently a trustee over the past 20 years. Since retiring in 2012 Ray has been an active ship visiting volunteer with MTSS.

Trustee

Jennifer Kathleen Gray

Appointed Trustee: February 2014

Jenni first joined the Mission to Seafarers in the 1980’s when she became their Honorary Secretary for the parish of Canvey Island. She went on to become Administrator of the Flying Angel Club in Tilbury Docks, also taking on the duties of Lay Chaplain whilst the post remained vacant. She served on the London & South East Ports Welfare Committee and was actively involved with the local branch of the Merchant Navy Association. On moving to Scotland she became responsible for co-ordinating the many supporters who knit on behalf of seafarers as well as taking on many other voluntary roles within her local community.

Chaplain

Rev Timothy Tunley

Appointed Chaplain 2009

Tim left Theological College in 2002. He was ordained and work as a curate in Boroughbridge and Knaresborough. He went on to be Vicar of Arkengarthdale and Swaledale, then went to be team Vicar of Seacroft in Leeds. Tim has visited many of the ports in Scotland and preached at many of the Scottish Episcopalian churches up and down the country. For Tim the best thing about Mission To Seafarers Scotland is its volunteer base. Without them it would be very difficult to sustain the level of visiting we undertake

Trustee

Simon Filsell

Appointed Trustee 2017

Simon follows in the steps of his late father, with direct involvement in the Mission to Seafarers.  He spent 15 years looking after property and IT matters for the Church of England, before becoming Business Manager for a grammar school in Buckinghamshire.  He is now Diocesan Administrator for the Episcopal Diocese of Edinburgh.  Since 2005 he has run a choir of semi-professional choir, which has raised significant sums of money for a wide range of charities across the UK.