February 25, 2013
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This memo is to announce three important changes of leadership in the Church in the North America Region (United States, Canada and Caribbean nations).
First, Dr. Michael Balcomb has been legally appointed President and National Leader of HSA-UWC in the United States by the Board of Directors on February 23, 2013. He had previously served as Executive Vice President of HSA-UWC USA since September 30, 2012.
Second, Bishop Ki Hoon Kim has also been appointed Continental Chairman and Advisor of the North America Region. He served for many years as a Regional Leader in the United States and most recently served as a special assistant to True Parents.
Third, Rev. Moon Shik Kim has been appointed National Leader of HSA-UWC Canada. He had been serving most recently as an Itinerant Worker in the United States.
We also want to express our deepest gratitude to Rev. Hyung Jin Moon for his service as American President since September 16, 2012, where together with Yeon Ah Nim, he provided stability, comfort and healing during a very important period for our Church. We will continue to fully support his leadership as International President.
We congratulate these new leaders and look forward to working with them as they take up their new positions.
Rev. David Rendel