Minister and Staff

Minister

 

Rev. Sunny with symbols of covenant.

Rev. Sunny with symbols of covenant.

Our minister is Rev. Sun-Young (Sunny) Kim.

Sunny is originally from South Korea but has a lot of international experiences. She has experienced and lived in different countries such as USA, France, Kenya, and Canada, broadening her perspectives. 

Sunny has studied French literature, Elementary and French as a Second Language Education, as well as theology and biblical studies. As a biblical scholar, Sunny takes the Bible notably seriously, yet not literally.

Sunny received a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University Theological School in New Jersey, and was ordained in the Methodist Church in Kenya. She is in the process of completing her Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from McGill University.

As an early childhood educator, Sunny is fun loving, motherly, and youthful.

Sunny was raised and ordained in the Methodist Church, but she came to Canada to join the United Church of Canada for its inclusive policies and concerns for social justice. She is passionate about social justice.

Sunny loves children, education, preaching, poetry, and learning new things. She loves music; she plays guitar and enjoys singing. She also has passion for theatre.

Church Secretary

The church secretary is Linda Johnson.  The secretary works two half days per week (generally Tuesday and Thursday morning), and will be happy to answer your questions.  Please leave a message if the secretary is not in when you call, and Linda will get back to you on her next work day.

 

Director of Music

Dan Bailey

 

IMG_4859Dan Bailey started as our new Music Director in September, 2016.

Dan and his young family live in Kimberley.  Dan  studied science in University and has been working in the area for a few years. He is taking on this position as he expands into a musical career.

Dan is part of a musical family from Cranbrook. He started his music training at age 4.  He studied piano under the tutelage of Arne Sahlen. He achieved his Grade 10 Toronto Conservatory by age 17.

Along the way, Dan played trumpet in the school band. In high school, he won both a Top Overall Musician scholarship and a scholarship to attend the UBC summer music program.

Dan started singing in choirs in grade 12. While living in Victoria, he resumed his singing when he joined the Prima Youth choir as well as singing with the First Metropolitan United Church choir.

For extra activities , over the past three years Dan has been working with some high school students teaching music production. He has worked on some smaller film and video game projects.

Dan’s enthusiasm for music and his excellent experience and training is a great addition to our music program.