In 2017, the congregation welcomed a new minister.

The ordination of Bob Johnston took place on Thursday 30 March 2017. The officiating clergy were Rev Jeanne N Roddick, Moderator; Rev Thomas L Pollock, Sherbrooke St Gilbert's; and Rev Dr Graham K Blount, Joint Presbytery Clerk.

The service was conducted by the Interim Moderator, Rev Gordon MacRae BD MTh and Bob was welcomed to Kilsyth by Rev Allan Vint BSc BD MTh. Readings were taken from Luke Chapter 5 and Isaiah Chapter 6; Andrew Paterson, member of the Bible Class did the readings. Margaret Strain, member of the Guild led the congregation by reading "A Prayer for our Discipleship" and the choir sang "Out of the Darkness" which was written and composed by organist, Maureen Divers. The closing hymn "The Living Stones" was also written and composed by Maureen.

Reverend Bob, as he has become known, conducted his first service on Sunday 2nd April 2017.