Our Minister

Geoff Probert was inducted as our Minister in October 2019. Born in Bury, Greater Manchester, his family moved to South Africa in 1974. After leaving school, he joined the local bank and later had his own real-estate business. He felt called to the Ministry from an early age and his dream was finally realised, where after studying for a Theological degree at Rhodes University (South Africa), he was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in January 2002, serving as Minister of the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa for 14 years. In 2016, he returned back to his home country, where he served as a Locum Minister for a Church of Scotland Congregation in Fife, and after three and a half years, answered the Call to work – on a part –time basis in Scunthorpe Congregational Church. Geoff has two children; Claire (32) and Tracy (29). Although this year has been difficult with Covid- 19 restrictions, he has settled into the community and looks forward to a fruitful Ministry in Scunthorpe.