Local minister and family leaving Port Elgin

     Rev. Chuck Moon – Saugeen Times file photo

After 15 years, Reverend Chuck Moon of Tolmie Presbyterian Church in Port Elgin and Knox Presbyterian Church in Burgoyne, with his family is moving on.

Rev. Moon delivered his final sermon on Sunday, July 11th and congregation members attended a ‘come and go’ on Sunday, July 18th to say a final goodbye to the family.

                           A farewell cake

Rev. Moon moved from Korea to Canada at the age of 16 and graduated from Columbia Bible College with a B.A. in Christian Counselling, and Care-Giving and from Trinity Western University with a B.A. in Leadership.  He received his Master of Divinity from the Vancouver School of Theology and his charges in Port Elgin and Burgoyne were his first as Reverend.

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Rev. Moon said that he is both sad and excited – sad to be leaving the area and the congregation but excited for the new challenge.  He will be assuming the leadership role at Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church in Scarborough (east Toronto) officially on September 1st.  Guildwood Church congregation is made up of people from many church and faith backgrounds with a membership of approximately 250.

He said that his two children, ages 15 and 11, have only known Port Elgin so that moving to the city of Toronto will be “… a big change for them but it is part of being a minister’s family”.

“I look at this move however as another path that is meant to be,” said Rev. Moon.  “I think it will be a good fit.  It is a multi-cultural congregation that is building on inclusiveness, which is a passion of mine.”