GALLOWAY, Kathryn Johnston (née Orr). b. Dumfries, Scotland, 6 August 1952. She was educated at Boroughmuir Secondary School, Edinburgh (1964-70) and Glasgow University (BD 1974, Diploma in Pastoral Studies, 1976). She was licensed as a minister of the Church of Scotland, Edinburgh Presbytery (1976) and ordained in 1977 while Assistant Minister, Muirhouse Parish Church, Edinburgh (1976-9).
She has been a member of the Iona Community since 1976, was co-warden of Iona Abbey from 1983-89, and was the editor of its magazine, Coracle, from 1989-2001. She was the first woman to be elected Leader of the Iona Community (2002-09); in 2009 she was appointed Head of Christian Aid Scotland.
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