South Glengarry’s United Church members welcomed their new minister on Sunday, April 22.
The Rev. John Noordhof, 53, is the new minister of a two-part charge in the county. He will oversee services at Salem United in Summerstown year-round. He will also split his time between two other churches – St. Andrew’s in Bainsville from Easter to November and then he’ll spend the winter months at Knox United in Lancaster.
Rev. Noordhof, who was accompanied by his partner, Rob, at the service, says that he’s used to ministering in rural settings.
Gazing out at the field by St. Andrew’s, he says: “With the sun setting, it can be a peaceful place for worship.”