Joined the Circuit in September 2023
I have pastoral responsibilities for the Methodist churches in Chinnor, Cuddington, Haddenham, Princes Risborough, Stone, and Christchurch Thame.
My journey to this pastoral role is a unique one, shaped by my early life as a Buddhist in Busan, South Korea before I converted to Christianity at the age of 16. After completing Bible College and my national service, I served as a missionary in the Middle East and was ordained in the Korean Presbyterian Church.
My ministry with the Methodist church has taken me to various places, including Exeter, Bedlington, Manchester, and Llanelli in Wales. Due to health reasons, I spent the past two years as a supernumerary minister in the High Wycombe Circuit.
Returning to active ministry has been both a challenge and a blessing, and I feel privileged to serve as a minister once again.
I firmly believe that being a Christian means that God can transform even the mess of our past into a powerful message
He can take our trials and tests and turn them into testimonies, as Christine Caine famously said.
Consequently, my primary focus in ministry is to support individuals in their Christian journey within the church and community, building upon the strong foundations that are already in place.
I am committed to nurturing a deeper experience of God's boundless grace in Christ and ensuring that everyone feels genuinely welcomed in our church.
My wife, Deborah, previously worked as a teacher for individuals with learning disabilities in Korea but has since transitioned into the field of social care. Meanwhile, my son, Sungsoo, is pursuing studies in computational neuroscience, and my daughter, Sungleen, has recently completed her undergraduate degree in English and is exploring further studies.
My personal goals and prayers revolve around maintaining good health through activities such as walking, exercising, and gardening. Additionally, I hope to witness the growth and fulfilment of my family, our neighbours, and our churches as they reach their full potential, all of which we cherish in the presence of Christ Jesus, our Saviour.