The Uniting Church Presbytery of Tasmania is delighted to announce that Rev Hoon You has accepted the call of the Uniting Church to the role of Presbytery Minister for Mission Development, formally commencing on 1 July 2019. This call was made after prayerful consideration by members of the Presbytery, following a report from the Joint Nominating Committee noting Hoon’s gifts and graces for ministry, personal skills and abilities, and ministerial experience and qualifications.

Hoon comes to Tasmania with a deep personal spirituality and faith, a range of ministry placement experiences including rural, urban and university chaplaincy, collaborative work in teams and committees, and participation in leadership roles for mission development and strategic planning. Hoon has a passion for the mission of the Church and is keen to help people grow in faith and active discipleship, and is committed to assisting congregations in discerning God’s call to transformation.

In the role of Presbytery Minister – Mission Development for the Uniting Church across Tasmania, Hoon will be responsible for facilitating missional approaches and networks, and assisting churches to discern, develop and implement missional priorities. Hoon will be the key contact person for mission development including property applications, the Presbytery grants program and Synod grant applications, and will be the key link with the Synod’s new equipping Leadership for Mission (eLM) unit, based at the Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville.

Hoon and Hee-Seung (Hannah) Kook have three children: Joon (20), Sarah (15) and Issac (9). The family plan to move to Launceston during the mid-year holidays and Hoon is looking forward to joining the Presbytery team and contributing to the worship, witness and service of the Uniting Church across Tasmania.