Our Rector: The Rev’d Heller Gonzalez

Originally from Cuba but coming to Scotland from Spain, Heller became the new Rector of St Augustine’s Dumbarton in May 2020. He was ordained to the Priesthood in the Spanish Episcopal Church and was the first Priest for the lively Episcopal Church in La Coruña, which he previously established.

Before Ordination Heller was a radiographer.

He served for over five years as the Associate Priest for the Renfrewshire Heartland Group of Churches (St Mary’s Port Glasgow, St Fillan’s Kilmacolm, and St Mary’s Bridge of Weir).

Heller is a member of the Anglican Order of Cistercians,  a dispersed and uncloistered community part of the Benedictine family. His leadership brings sensitive and reverent worship of God, coupled with simplicity and gentle pastoral care which encourages us into a deeper faith.

Heller is serving currently as the Spiritual Director for Cursillo in Scotland, a movement that originated in Spain using a method that involves prayer, study, and action, through which we are strengthened to grow and share God’s love with others.