Senior Pastor Jim Moon

 

Bio:

 

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 12 years old and his son's Brandon (25), Nathan (20), and  Zeke who is 7 years old. Pastor Moon enjoys volunteering as a coach for Jeff/GRC Little League, YMCA Sports, JPYFL Football, and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Track Team.

Hometown:

Newton, Kansas

Education:

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

 

Favorite Bible Verse:

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

Books:

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

Movies:

Amistad

Gran Torino

Open Range

The Green Mile

Forrest Gump

The Book of Eli

300

The Green Mile

Castaway

The Pursuit of Happiness


T.V. Shows:

The Big Bang Theory

Sportscenter

Duck Dynasty

Swamp People

The First 48


Music:

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 daughter's Phoebe or Emma might be playing on!!


Hobbies/Interests:

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

Mission Statement: Park Memorial UMC exists to SERVE others by WITNESSING to our faith through ministries of CARE that enable people to realize what Christ has done for them. We endeavor to DEVELOP personal relationships with Christ so that we may GLORIFY God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.