Reverend Gordon Craig
Rev Gordon Craig (Chaplain)
The Reverend Gordon Craig is the current Chaplain to the UK Oil and Gas Industry and was appointed in Aug 2012.
He was ordained as a Church of Scotland Minister in 1988 and began a 24yr career as a RAF Chaplain in April of that year. As a RAF Chaplain he served far and wide on both front line and training establishments. His first posting was to RAF Marham in Norfolk, home of two Tornado squadrons and a Victor air to air refuelling squadron. His last tour was Principal of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, which trains chaplains from all three Services and 'soft skills' to military personnel. Amport House trains Family Visiting Officers to prepare them for their role in supporting bereaved Service families. In between these tours Gordon served the length and breadth of the UK as well as Germany, the Falklands, Italy, the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Gordon is married to Rhona, a primary school teacher, they have three children.
Reverend Lee Higson
Reverend Lee Higson
In 2022 Lee Higson joined us as ‘Assistant Chaplain.’ The Rev Lee Higson is a professional Master Mariner and has worked at sea for over 22 years on container ships, gas carriers, tankers and FPSOs. In 2008 he left the Merchant Navy and joined Maersk as an Ops Technician and Production Control Room Operator. By 2014 he was Deputy OIM with Teekay becoming Safety Officer in 2017 before undertaking the role of OIM onboard the Banff in 2018. Like so many in the Oil and Gas Industry Lee also has experience of the military. He has ten years’ experience of service in the reserves, in the T.A. whilst a student and then with the Royal Navy Reserve as an officer in the Amphibious Warfare branch.
In September 2019, Lee had a complete career change and was recently ordained as a Pioneer Curate in the Church of England. He now leads an estate church in the Manchester Diocese.
Lynne de Boer - Chaplaincy Administrator
Lynne de Boer
Lynne de Boer was appointed as Chaplaincy Administrator in June 2011. Lynne was born and brought up in Perthshire and moved to Aberdeen in her early twenties. Her husband's work with Shell took her around the world including Brunei, Oman and The Netherlands before settling down in Aberdeen. She has worked as a secretary with several legal firms in the city and considers it a privilege to work in the environment of the Oil and Gas Industry's Chaplaincy. Lynne has two children.