Rev. Phil Kim
Kim is the minister at Knox Presbyterian Church in Manotick. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Phil moved to Toronto, Ontario at an early age with his family when his father was called to serve as a minister of a Presbyterian church. During his years attending the University of Toronto, Phil sensed God’s call to be a minister. He received his Master’s of Divinity from the Canadian Theological Seminary in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1997. He then received his accreditation with the Presbyterian Church in Canada and was ordained in 2011. Phil came to serve as the minister at Knox in February of 2016.
Phil is married to Anne and their sons are Elijah and Manny.
This has been the theme of Leslie’s life. After receiving her Bachelor of Music degree, Leslie began a career of teaching piano and using her gifts for the church. She spent eighteen years playing at Barrhaven United Church and ten at Manotick United Church before coming to Knox in 2008. The blended style of music worship at Knox is one she thoroughly enjoys as it speaks to the different ages of the Knox family.
Besides directing the music worship for Sunday services, she is also responsible for the senior choir and the worship team. She finds it a real blessing to work with so many talented musicians and dedicated Christians.
Leslie has been married to her wonderful husband, Ian for 38 years. Together they have raised three children, Jonathan (an engineer), Heather (a nurse) and Andrew (a university student). Their newest adventure is that of being grandparents. Their granddaughter is the child of their oldest son, Jonathan and his wife Laura.
Leslie is very thankful to God for the opportunity of serving Him with the gifts He has given her.
Interim Office Administrator
Alex Blaine is our interim office administrator. She recently graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with her Bachelor of Education, specializing in Kindergarten-Grade 6. Having just moved back to Ottawa this fall, Alex is currently supply teaching and volunteering at various schools in the Ottawa area. She has a love of travel, crafts, movies, and spending time with her family and friends.
Holly joined our Church in September as our Office Administrator. She is responsible for keeping the office running and communicating with the congregation. She is a graduate of Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario and from Algonquin College here in Ottawa. Although, her degrees are in different fields, Office Admin is where she wanted to be and has been working in that setting for over 7 years.
Holly also has a busy home life as well, being married to Brent for almost 8 years and being the Mother to two charming (and sometimes a handful) boys, Kaiden and Liam. When not at work she loves spending time with her family because although her boys may be a handful sometimes, nothing is better than being a Mom. When she’s not talking about Mickey Mouse or the Ninja Turtles she can be found reading in any quiet corner she can find!!
Curtis Nuthers is no stranger to the village of Manotick. His ties to the area date back to his great-grandparents. An alumnus of Manotick Public School, the former Rideau Valley Middle School and South Carleton High School, Curtis then pursued post-secondary education in the region as well at Algonquin College, studying general arts and science along with photonics engineering.
Curtis has held the role of custodian at Knox since 2007. When you are unable to find Curtis’ smiling face around the Knox premises, you might be fortunate to have him enthusiastically educating you on the merits of the various fiery sauces at Chilly Chiles.
Outside of work, Curtis is a video game aficionado. He has a particular penchant for role-playing games, and more specifically, the Dragon Quest series. Curtis would also be happy to engage you in conversations about world events, or perhaps some of the interesting collections in his possession.
Clerk of Session
Over the years, providence has smiled on Marianne Collin. She found herself in the happy state of affairs of being surrounded by men! She has been married to her husband, Ed for over 40 years. Following that, she was blessed with 3 boys, Dave, Mike and Matt, who all grew up at Knox. She is currently retired from her work which was also in a notably male-dominated environment, the Ottawa Police Service, where Marianne was the Manager of Telecommunications, the field in which she has spent her entire career.
Marianne was humbled to be chosen as the Clerk of the Knox Session in 2010 and she continues to pray for guidance and wisdom in fulfilling her duties in that role. Outside of these busy occupations, Marianne likes to read, garden and is known in the area as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator where she shares her passion for making cards and scrapbooking. In addition, she is an enthusiastic advocate and volunteer for Basketeers, which provides baskets of household goods, such as linens and small appliances to women leaving local battered women’s shelters to set up housekeeping on their own. Marianne also volunteers at a local battered women’s shelter, Harmony House, for many years.However, Marianne is likely happiest when she is spending time enjoying her 6 grandchildren who range in age from 2 to 11 years old.