Parksville church welcomes new minister

Pastor Robert Kerr retires following 28 years of service

Rev. Robert Kerr retired from St. Columba Presbyterian Church in April, 2016, after 28 years of faithful service. He and his wife, Anne, were sent off with the well-wishes of the congregation.

Rev. John Paeng joined the church at an induction service on February l. He had recently been serving as minister at Knox Galt Presbyterian Church in Cambridge, Ontario for five years.

Paeng and his wife, Gloria, were born in Seoul, Korea, immigrating to Canada in 1974. They have two daughters born in Canada, Naomi and Grace, who are currently still in Galt, Cambridge until the end of their school year.

The congregation of St. Columba are already enjoying Paeng’s engaging smile and personality, and are being blessed by his refreshing insights. His studies and the variety of ministry experiences in Canada and abroad have added greatly to his broad vision and perspective. He is looking forward to engaging with the community.

Paeng and the congregation would extend a warm welcome to all who choose to come for a visit. For further information their web site is

— Submitted by St. Columba

Presbyterian Church

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