First United Church welcomes new minister

Rev. Maxine Pirie celebrated her first service at Ladysmith First United Church on Oct. 5

Caroline H. Davidson

Special to the chronicle

Rev. Maxine Pirie celebrated her first service at Ladysmith First United Church on Oct. 5. It was a joyful beginning, and the congregation welcomed her warmly, serving a delicious cake from The Old Town Bakery after the service.

During the summer, between the time of Rev. Min-Goo Kang moving to Manitoba and Rev. Maxine Pirie arriving, Lay Leaders of the congregation prepared the services.

Members of the congregation helped move Pirie and her husband, David Perry, from her former church in Powell River to Ladysmith, where the couple has purchased a home.

Pirie has three adult children and four adult stepchildren. She graduated from St. Andrew’s College and was ordained in Saskatchewan Conference in 2007.

Her settlement call was at Cabri-Hazlet-Pennant in Saskatchewan, a three-point charge.

After three years, she was called to Powell River United, where she served for four years before being called to Ladysmith.

Earlier in her life, she was the editor and publisher of the Watson Witness in Watson, Sask., founded by her great-grandfather.