Rev. Phil Kim
Philip 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 is also serving as an elder at Knox.
Leslie has been married to her wonderful husband, Ian for 50 years. Together they have raised three children, and are blessed to see each of them married with a family of their own.
Leslie is very thankful to God for the opportunity of serving Him with the gifts He has given her.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Victoria Henry grew up attending St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, which played a major role in her spiritual upbringing. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa, with a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music and Minor in Arts Administration. After graduating, she moved to Toronto to complete her Master of Divinity in Christian Education and Formation. Victoria divides her time between Knox & Parkwood Presbyterian Church where she leads their children & youth programs.
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.
Outside of work, Curtis is a video game aficionado. He has a particular penchant for role-playing games, anunjayd 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.
Family Ministry Coordinator
Sunjay was born in Flushing, New York and grew up attending First Baptist Church. He and his mom moved to Toronto in 2000. While attending Safe Haven Worship Centre, he felt God calling him to be baptised in 2005. He began his studies at Tyndale University in 2006 and earned a BA in Religious Studies, focusing in Youth Ministry. During school, he volunteered at Safe Haven in the Youth and Children’s Ministries as a Sunday School teacher and a youth leader. In 2013, he was called to serve as Youth Director at a church in Scarborough. During that time, he enrolled at Tyndale Seminary and earned a Masters of Divinity in 2018. While in seminary, he met the woman whom he would one day marry, a lovely woman from Ottawa named Victoria Mabie. They became close friends despite being fans of rival hockey teams. In 2020, he returned to New York to become the Youth Pastor at his childhood church. 2020 was also memorable for Sunjay and Victoria, as they started dating while separated by the pandemic. They were married on October 29, 2022.
Sunjay and Victoria enjoy playing board and card games together, as well as watching hockey. They also enjoy playing sports and watching sports and Netflix. They also enjoy escape rooms, cooking new recipes, and chasing their kittens, Louis and Levi, around the house.
Sunjay is excited about his new role at Knox as Family Ministries Coordinator.
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 almost 50 years. They were 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 share her passion for making cards and scrapbooking. In addition, she is an enthusiastic advocate and volunteer for Basketeers, which provides baskets of household goods, 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. However, Marianne is likely happiest when she is spending time enjoying her 7 grandchildren who range in age from 8 months to 17 years old.