Jim Moon III, Senior Pastor


Pastor Jim Moon III was the Senior Pastor at Park Place UMC since 2007 and in 2010 helped lead Park Place UMC and Morton Memorial UMC to merge together to form Park Memorial UMC.  Pastor Moon is called to lead Park Memorial’s ministry team and Kingdom endeavors. Pastor Moon brings with him a heart for those who have yet to know Christ in their lives and a willingness to share God’s Word with anyone he meets. 

Pastor Moon is happily married to his wife Tawnya and together they have a blended family with 5 children. His daughter’s Phoebe and Emma are both 15 years old and his son’s Brandon (29), Nathan (23), and  Zeke who is 13 years old. Pastor Moon enjoys coaching River Valley Middle School Cross Country Team and Track Team.


Newton, Kansas


BA in Social work and Christian Ministry from Anderson University (Anderson, IN)

M.Div. with Professional Distinction from Anderson School of Theology (Anderson, IN)

He received his license as a Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church in 2003. He was ordained as a Probationary Elder of the United Methodist Church in 2004, and ordained as an Elder in 2007.

Previous Pastoral Appointments:

Associate Pastor of Noblesville First United Methodist Church (Noblesville, IN), 1998-2007

In addition to his pastoral appointments Pastor Jim has served on the following District and Conference committees and groups:  

New Albany District Youth Coordinator

South District Youth Coordinator

Chairperson of the Board of Young Adult Ministries the South Indiana Conference of the UMC

Member of the Annual Conference Board of Youth Ministry

Member of the Conference Board of Church Development

Facilitator of Fruitful Congregation Journey Small Church Initiative

Member of the Board of Ordained Ministry

Favorite Bible Verse:

II Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness.”


The Bible

God of the Possible by Gregory Boyd

Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry Blackaby and Claude V. King

The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonheoffer

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis



Gran Torino

Open Range

The Green Mile

Forrest Gump

The Book of Eli


The Green Mile


The Pursuit of Happiness

T.V. Shows:

The Big Bang Theory


The First 48


Miles Davis

John Coltrane

Dizzy Gillespie

Chris Tomlin

Casting Crowns

Kirk Franklin

Sports Teams:

San Antonio Spurs

Indianapolis Colts

University of Kansas

Any team that my son Zeke or daughters Phoebe or Emma might be playing on!!


Snorkeling, Hiking, Weight Lifting, Spending Time With My Kids, Hunting, Fishing, Traveling.