Charles J. Scott was born May 9, 1924 in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. He received his B.A. in 1946 from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, followed by an M. Div in 1948 from Pine Hill Divinity Hall. He was ordained in 1948 and first worked in Kennecook, Nova Scotia. In 1953 he moved to the United Church in Blyth, Ontario. In 1955 he relocated to St. Paul’s United Church in Sarnia, Ontario. In 1959, he relocated to Ryerson United Church in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1964 Scott went back to school to study Psychology and went to work at the London Psychiatric Hospital as the Chaplain/Director of Pastoral Services until his retirement in 1980. There, he did a lot of additional work as an advocate for community health and community acceptance of former mental patients, he also trained clergy on how to recognize the symptoms of mental illness, and to work with mentally ill and elderly patients. After retirement, he continued work as a supply minister until August, 2008.