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 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 granddaughters are the children 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.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Victoria Mabie 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 here 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, 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 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 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, 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 6 grandchildren who range in age from 4 to 13 years old.
Family Ministry Coordinator
Proverbs 22:6 ” Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it”
Emily Baillie was born in Portsmouth, England to Christian Canadian parents. She moved to Canada when she was 3. Her family moved around Canada and attended different denominations of churches. As a teenager, she grew up in Carleton Place. Despite all the changes, her parents theme verse was Proverbs 22:6 and that became her verse she applies to her teaching.
After being homeschooled most of childhood and adolescence years, she went to Bible School for one year to study the Bible and French at the same time at Parole de Vie Québec in Sherbrook, Quebec. After a year there, she started her music studies in New Westminster, BC at Douglas college, finishing off her studies at the University of Ottawa with a B.A. Specialized Honours in Music and minor in French as a second language in December 2011.
In August 2012-July 2013 she served the Lord at Bourofaye Christian School (BCS)in Senegal, West Africa; a school for missionaries’ children from preschool to grade 10. Emily taught kindergarten home room, music for all grades, and French for middle to high school grades.
Emily came back to Canada in August 2013, got married to her husband, Joshua, and began to teach piano lessons at music studios. Over the next few years she started building up her own business teaching piano lessons. She has been teaching for over 14 years.
God led her to Knox Manotick through her good friend, Victoria Mabie, who she met back at UOttawa.
Emily is excited to be back in ministry serving the Lord at Knox where she feels at home.
In Emily’s spare time, she enjoys going for walks or runs, exercising using exercise videos, baking cookies and treats, traveling out west whenever possible, going for tea or walks with her friends, continuing to learn French, taking piano lessons, and spending time with her family including Siamese cat, Athena.