About Us


Resident team members are:

Andrew Bain

Born in Edinburgh, Andrew is a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, now licensed by the Bishop of Edinburgh as Chaplain to Emmaus House, and has served for twenty years in local churches and in selection and training roles for candidates for ministry. In addition, Andrew is works as a spiritual director, retreat conductor and life coach; most importantly, he’s a proud Dad to three young people, all working in the arts.

Janet Matthews

Growing up in Northern Ireland, Janet experienced the joys of country life but also the hardship of “the Troubles”.

A registered nurse, midwife and lecturer, Janet brings experience in caring and support for those in need, working with young people and educational development. Janet is now  a cognitive behavioural therapist having successfully completed a COSCA accredited course in Glasgow at the Centre for Therapy Glasgow. She offers  CBT one to one and in groups. Janet has had the privilege of working alongside clients who are committed to work for change so they now live fuller happier lives. See Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Page on this site – www.emmaushouse-edinburgh.co.uk/cogntive-behavioural-therapy/


Jonathan Livingstone

Jonathan is our Administrator and resident community member. He first came to the house as a volunteer and he fitted in immediately. We were delighted when he applied for and accepted the administrator post in 2013. He is also involved in leading morning and evening prayers in our chapel and welcoming all who visit the house. Jonathan is a member of Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in the city centre where he regularly serves, leads intercessions and reads. We are delighted he is training for the priesthood which he does part time at the Scottish Episcopal Institute whilst working and living at Emmaus House. As part of this he is currently on placement at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Pilton.


Jamie Hewitt

Initially hired as a part time housekeeper, Jamie is now a full member of the team having been with Emmaus House for over two years. Born in Peru and adopted 6 months after birth he has spent nearly his whole life in Edinburgh, only leaving to attend the University of Aberdeen. He gradated in 2014 and found Emmaus House while looking for a temporary job. Two years on and he’s still very happy working here and looks to continue for the foreseeable future.

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