A former accountant raised in South Africa has been appointed as the new minister of an Aberdeen church.
Reverend Tanya Webster, who worked for KPMG, drinks giant Diageo and Audit Scotland, will provide spiritual leadership at Midstocket Parish Church.
The 47-year-old said she was looking forward to working with the elders to enhance community outreach work and engage more young people in the life of the congregation.
Ms Webster, the daughter of a Scots mother and an English father, became a Kirk minister nine years ago and moved to Aberdeen from Ardrossan Park Church in Ayrshire, which was her first full-time post.
She said: “I wasn’t looking for a new charge but felt God’s call specifically to Midstocket Parish Church and have felt that call affirmed every step of the way.
“I am really excited by the move and from my first interaction with the nominating committee we seemed to relate well to each other.
“As I have met more of the congregation, I have been bowled over by the enthusiastic welcome I have received.”
Ms Webster, who was born in Zambia, moved to Scotland in 1997.
Rev Dr John Ferguson, clerk to the Presbytery of Aberdeen, added: “The Presbytery was delighted to welcome Tanya as the new minister at Midstocket Parish Church.
“Midstocket is a strong congregation with a fantastic sanctuary and excellent facilities and, with their new minister, they are entering into an exciting new chapter.
“We wish Tanya every blessing in her new ministry.”