our team


Wade Thompson
Executive Director

Wade has been married to Victoria for 11 years. They live in the West End of Glasgow, Scotland. Wade moved from the USA 14 years ago to serve on the lead plant team of Re:Hope Next Generation Bible Church. With a heart for the traditional church, in 2010 Wade teamed up with VitalChurch Ministry, serving as an intentional interim pastor to bring revitalisation to churches in transition or crisis in the UK. When not working Wade can be found on an adventure with Victoria or on the banks of a Highland river in search of brown trout.


Gregg Caruso
Diagnostic Team Leader and Interim Pastor Coach

Gregg has been married to Linda since 1978 and they have four adult children and six grandsons. Ordained in 1980 he has served as a diagnostician and Intentional Interim Pastor since 1998 and has pastored in such diverse places as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Iowa, Hawaii, the San Francisco Bay area, New Hampshire, Southern California, Massachusetts, as well as working with Wade in Houghton-le-Spring, England. Gregg is a Managing Partner with VitalChurch Ministry and also leads the Diagnostic Division as well as serving as a Trustee with VitalChurch UK. Gregg enjoys gospel-centred theology, trying to keep up with technology, road biking, paddle boarding, and really good coffee.


Alan Meldrum
Operations Manager

Alan is a motivational leader focused on employee engagement and customer satisfaction with nearly 40 years’ experience in business leadership and people management. Experienced in setting up businesses in 18 countries across the globe. However, Alan’s motivation comes from his Christian faith and he has also enjoyed being a youth leader and church leader in his local church. Highlights include being a founder member of Southside Christian Fellowship in Ayr, Scotland and being one of the leaders who helped to build a church in Razgrad, Bulgaria. In both his work and church Alan is an enthusiast and an encourager.

Married to Alison since 1982, with two grown up daughters and one fabulous granddaughter. Oh yes, can’t forget passionate mountain biker and road cyclist—not good but enthusiastic!


Rachel Setliffe

Rachel was born and raised in America, although her heart seems to be Scottish through and through. She has been in the ministry for 20 years doing everything from women’s ministry, administrative work, university ministry and most recently on a church planting team in Scotland. She currently works for Re:Hope Church as a Ministry Development Worker, investing specifically with VitalChurch Ministry UK and Refuge Church in Glasgow. Most of all, she gets to be Mummy to two lovely daughters. She is a huge fan of tacos, walks by the seaside, writing and art.