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Rev. Chuck Moon, Minister

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Rev. Chuck Moon

The Rev. Chuck Moon has been serving as a Presbyterian minister since 2006. Chuck served Tolmie Memorial Presbyterian Church and Knox Presbyterian Church in Saugeen Shores (Port Elgin and Burgoyne) for 15 years.

Chuck also served as a hospital chaplain at Saugeen Memorial Hospital for three years.

He graduated from Vancouver School of Theology (M-Div.), Trinity Western University (BA in Leadership) and Columbia Bible College (BA in Caregiving), BC. Before becoming an ordained Presbyterian minister, Chuck served as a youth pastor for two ethnic congregations in Vancouver and Burnaby, BC.

Two life events that are important to Chuck’s faith are the death of his father and his move from Korea to Canada.

The death of his father when he was twelve led Chuck to deepen his faith journey with God. His faith journey began with the question of ‘why?’, but the question of ‘why’ slowly became the question of ‘what can I do today to serve God?’.

By moving from Korea to Canada, Chuck has become a stranger and a visible minority. Such experience has helped Chuck to realize our human desire for our eternal home, God.

Chuck is a lifelong learner, and approaches each day as an opportunity from God to learn, love and forgive. Chuck firmly believes that we are all accepted and loved by God despite our (and his) human imperfections and flaws.

Chuck and his wife, Soyoung, have been married since 2003. They are the grateful parents of two children, Jonathan and Lukas.

Brooks Gorst, Music Director

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Brooks Gorst

Brooks Harkness Gorst, born in Thunder Bay, ON, is a conductor, organist, pianist, tubist, and chorister.  A first-class standing Honors Music Education graduate of The University of Western Ontario, he is also certified by the Canadian Wind Conductors Development Program from The University of Manitoba.  Following a first-class standing Honors in Education degree from Lakehead University, Brooks began his music teaching career in 2005 at Woodbine Junior High School and Rosedale Heights School of the Arts.  Since 2006, he is now the 2nd longest-standing music teacher at David & Mary Thomson CI, becoming the Head of the Arts in 2020.  Brooks has built a thriving music program in a diverse neighbourhood, producing award-winning bands and a lineage of highly successful music graduates.  He has served as the vice president for the Toronto Music Teachers’ Association.  He secured a $10k MusiCounts 2019 Band Aid Grant for Thomson CI.  Brooks also holds the record for the longest-serving associate teacher, having mentored music teacher candidates annually and consecutively since 2008.  Brooks is also a published national writer for music academia including being a consultant for the Ministry for the updated Ontario Arts Curriculum 2010.  Brooks is the recipient of two provincial teaching awards, the 2021 Ontario Teachers’ Federation / Ontario Teachers’ Insurance Plan Award which is chosen out of 135 000 educators, and the 2008 OMNI TV Golden Apple Award.  An avid admirer of film music and interpreter of John Williams, Brooks continues to augment the traditional concert model with exclusive score-to-screen productions.  Brooks and his family began attending Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church in May of 2017.  After many years singing as a tenor and providing assistance with organ supply, he also has produced many concerts bringing the community and congregation together.  Becoming the music director at GCPC has been a natural evolution and is privileged to help GCPC experience the spirit of Christ through the ministry of music.  Beyond a working-life in music, Brooks enjoys driving, family, travel, DIY home improvement projects, and being available to those in need in the community.

Brooks with invested as music director during the worship service on February 25, 2004. Read the official announcement of his selection.

Christian Education Coordinator

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Lisa Milroy

Lisa Milroy, Office Administrator

Lisa has worked for Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church since April of 2011. She enjoys being part of the church family and is very grateful for the opportunity to work within her community in such a rewarding capacity.