The parishioners at St. Andrews United Church and Centre for Peace have a new minister, as Michael Hare has recently moved to Golden.
Hare moved to Golden from Terrace.
“The position I was doing came to an end so when this position came open and I was offered the position to come here,” he said.
As for living in a smaller community, Hare said it is something he is quite used to.
“Golden is a small little town. I have lived and experienced these types of towns before and I am impressed so far,” he said. “I look forward to seeing what this town has to offer.”
As for what he has been doing since coming to Golden Hare said, “I am getting to know the town and its geography. Getting to know the congregation and parishioners as well. Getting to know the suburbs of Golden (Nicholson, Parson and more).
Another thing he has enjoyed is the weather.
“It has been a good time of the year to arrive. I appreciate that it has not been super cold. I am enjoying the weather.”
Hare also took some time to explain how he decided to become a minister.
“I am a preacher’s kid and I have always been involved in the church. Every time I drifted away from the church and came back, I had increasing responsibilities.
“Ministry for me was a second career. I originally was a junior high teacher and I taught for three years. I discovered that teaching was not my cup of tea. I did a few other things and ended up in the ministry,” he said.
Another point Hare shared was that he could do a service in French if it was needed.