Pastor Donald Kinloch, Pastor Emeritus
Was born in Hawick, Scotland on the 16th December 1941, but spent most of his early childhood in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) where his father, now deceased, was in government hospital service. He returned to Scotland and attended a boarding school, George Watson Boy’s College in Edinburgh, until his parents returned to Scotland. He completed his High School education while living in the “Border” country, south of Edinburgh and traveled daily to attend Dalkeith High School, which is at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills.
M.A. 1963 University of Edinburgh, Master of Arts in Mathematics
B.D. 1967 New College, University of Edinburgh, Bachelor of Divinity
S.T.M. 1968 Union Theological Seminary in New York, Master of Sacred Theology
D.Min. 1978 Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Doctor of Ministry
He attended both Ripon College and Oxford University for a period of post-graduate study, and Union Theological Seminary in New York, where he was the Resident Scots Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar.
Donald pastored two parishes in Glasgow, Scotland and also served as Hospital Chaplain at Leverndale Psychiatric Hospital and was the School Chaplain at Craigbank Senior Secondary School.
In 1974 he was “called” from Scotland to a congregation in America. He remained as Senior Pastor at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia for the next seven years.
From July 1981 until 1992, Donald was the Pastor at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, which is a suburb of Washington, D.C.. During his Washington years, he was a frequent speaker at the Massanetta Springs Bible Conference.
In April 1992 he assumed pastoral duties at The Village Presbyterian Church, Northbrook, Illinois. He has just completed his responsibilities as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Illinois St. Andrews Society; has served as the President of the Northbrook Clergy Association; and was Chair of Mission Council One of the Presbytery of Chicago. He retired from TVPC in April, 2009.
From May, 2009 until May, 2011, he was served as the Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Martinsville.
He has lead seminars and retreats on Spirituality and Team Building. He is certified teach and administer the Myers-Briggs Personality Instrument (MBTI).
After arriving in Norfolk from Scotland, Donald met and married Susan Dandridge Phillips. Susan was formerly a Reading Specialist with the Norfolk School System and while in Chicago taught at the First Presbyterian Pre-School in Lake Forest, Illinois. They have two grown sons, Gordon Hadley Kinloch who works in Chicago, and Graham Balfour Kinloch who is a Para-Medic in Tampa..