Leading the service will be guest minister Rev. David Kim-Cragg. The reflection will be given by guest Rev. HyeRan Kim-Cragg, BA, MDiv, ThD who is the Lydia Gruchy Professor of Pastoral Studies at St. Andrew’s College. Her reflection is entitled “Humble like the Earth and Tall Like a Tree.”

Rev. HyeRan was born in Inchon, Korea. She was baptized as Catholic and converted to Protestantism during her youth. She was involved in Student Christian Movement during her university years and came to Canada in 1995. She is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea. Her research and teaching interests include worship, Christian education, postcolonial studies, intercultural ministries, feminist pastoral leadership, anti-racism education.

Rev. David is a former minister at Grosvenor, and is currently a PhD student at the U of S. Below is an excerpt from a description of his recent studies found at:  http://artsandscience.usask.ca/keithcarlson/students/DavidKimCragg.pdf

I am seeking a PhD in history after 16 years in ministry for the United Church of Canada. During my career, I have focused on issues of gender and racial justice. In preparing for ministry I studied as an exchange student at HanShin Theological Institute in Seoul, a center for political activism during the 70s. Later I worked for three years as a chaplain at HanShin University’s Osan campus. I have had congregations in Southwestern Ontario and Saskatoon. Following graduation, I hope to teach Korean history and mission history in Canada and Korea while continuing in ministry within the United Church of Canada. 

There will be NO Sunday School or Nursery, Sunday, December 30. Full programming resumes January 6.