Cults Parish Church appointed its first minister, Rev. Ewen Gilchrist, on Thursday 23 March 2006. Ewen was formerly minister of St Matthew's Church, Perth.
Ewen was born in Helensburgh and brought up in Milngavie. Before joining the ministry he worked as a reporter and was a sub-editor of the 'Scotsman'. Following this he studied divinity at the University of Edinburgh between 1976-81 and graduated with
a BD, Dip Min.
His first position was as assistant minister at the linked charge of Eddleston and Peebles Old Church. He was ordained and inducted to Garelochhead in 1982 until 1988 when he was appointed minister of St Matthew's Church, Perth where he served for 17 years. In 1995 he gained a Diploma in Theology and Communication.
In March 2006 about 400 people filled Cults Parish Church when Ewen was inducted.