Rev. Grace Caines-Corkum BA, MDiv
Rev. Grace was born and grew up in a small community 20 minutes outside of Halifax (NS). She started her spiritual journey in the little United Church there where her family was very involved and the members of her church congregation were considered part of her family.
It was there, in that small and dedicated congregation, that she found nurturing, respect and encouragement. And it was in this place of the spirit that she found a calling to ministry.
It is because of this loving early faith experience that she has shaped her ministry around the hope that the church congregation can be a family. A place where everyone is not just welcomed but also cared for, respected, challenged and taught.
She attended Mount Saint Vincent University and the Atlantic School of Theology where she earned her BA and MDiv respectively. She has served in the Musquodoboit Harbour Pastoral Charge and at Dalhousie University in Halifax as the first female United Church university chaplain in Canada. This was her ministry journey before finding a new home in beautiful Lunenburg.
She is happily married to Barry Corkum and they are the proud parents of a grown son Grant.
Our Guest Pianist: Gus Webb
Our Church Secretary
She and her husband Peter moved to Lunenburg in September 2011. After working for many years as a Library Technician in a high school setting, she now has the opportunity to work as a Church Secretary for Central United Church. In addition to learning the ins and outs of the job, the real joy is in the opportunity of getting to know members of the congregation and the community. Nova Scotia is a great place to live with lots of interesting places to explore and people to meet.
He and his wife Laureen moved to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in September 2011 from Victoria, BC. The coast-to-coast move happened as a result of viewing a "Best Places To Retire In Canada" television program in which Lunenburg was featured. After one year of house renovating, he was fortunate enough to secure a part-time position as the Custodian at Central United Church. In this capacity, he can contribute to his church community and learn, from congregation members, about Lunenburg history and culture. His part-time earnings also contribute to his treasured phonograph collection!