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Isaac Surh & Hannah Park

English Ministry Pastor & Wife
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Isaac was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, where he studied music and served as a worship leader. After graduating with a Masters in Music Performance from the University of Toronto, he moved to Seoul, Korea to teach English and to continue worship ministry. He enrolled in Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul and earned an M.Div degree with a focus in Church Leadership. He served as an Associate Pastor in Seoul for a number of years before moving to Chicago, Illinois to attend Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. There, he completed a Th.M degree in Systematic Theology and Philosophy of Religion.

In addition to playing music and song writing, Isaac enjoys writing articles and sermons on various topics, fiction and non-fiction. He has recorded several songs, some with his wife Hannah. His MBTI profile is ISTJ. He considers himself to be a true nerd, being a fan of science fiction and fantasy, and completely lacking in any athletic abilities whatsoever.

Hannah was born in Seoul, Korea but moved to Wheaton, Illinois when she was 9. She grew up in the Chicagoland area and went back and forth between the US and Korea during her college years. She studied Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as a radio news anchor in Seoul. Hannah is a gifted singer and passionate worship leader. She is an ENFP (the complete opposite of Isaac!) and is a real people-person.

Isaac and Hannah met when they served on the same worship team in Korea and married in 2010. They share a love for ministry, for music, and for Asian food.

Hannah Park

Worship Director

Hannah was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Wheaton, Illinois. She studied Communication Arts at The University of Wisconsin-Madison and served as a worship leader in Korea for a number of years. Hannah loves music and singing and has a passion for life, for people, and for food! But most of all, Hannah’s greatest love is God and leading others in His worship.

MBTI: ENFP
Hobbies & Interests: Singing, running, laughing with fun people, HGTV, escape rooms
Special skills/talents: I can eat more than most men, I can hoola-hoop forever! Also, knowing what people are thinking, guessing the end of movies and riddles
Favorite foods: Pho, jjam-ppong, sushi, fried chicken, good Korean or Texan BBQ, watermelon (the list can go on forever!)
Favorite books/music/movies: Jesus Culture, Bethel, Inception, The Notebook, The Shawshank Redemption

Sam Lee

Fellowship Director

Sam was born and raised in Central Ohio.  He’s a husband and dad of two with another on the way.  Been at KCC all his life and loves his church family.  Loves a good story, too.

MBTI: INTP
Hobbies & Interests: Podcasts, photography, technology
Special skills/talents: Loudest sneeze ever
Favorite foods: Pizza, chicken & rice dish from any country
Favorite books/music/movies: I hate watching a movie twice, no matter how good

Josh Kim

Discipleship Director

Josh is KCC OG (has been attending even before he was born). He went through many common struggles that Asian males go through in terms of generation gap and identity.  Josh is currently doing a Master’s Thesis on Human Nutrition. He is open to what God has planned for his future and is always praying and seeking for more humbleness and faithfulness in God.

MBTI: ISFJ
Hobbies & Interests: Exercising (all forms but especially those involved with nature and health), music (particularly drums), games, reading
Special skills/talents: Drinking water really fast
Favorite foods: Sushi, sushi, sushi… oh, and 냉면 (cold Korean buckwheat noodles) and romaine lettuce
Favorite books/music/movies: Purpose driven life, Epik High, Edge of Tomorrow

Rebekah Lee

Ministry Director

Rebekah was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and considers KCC her 2nd home. She has served on various teams including Sunday School, praise, hospitality, evangelism, and prayer as well as short term mission teams through KCC, CTCI and YWAM to Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic, Turkey, and Israel. She’s currently in pharmacy school, and enjoys singing and playing guitar, reading, and baking.

MBTI: INFP
Hobbies & Interests: Singing/guitar, listening to radio & sermons, spending time with family, coffee shop talks, taking walks in pretty places
Special skills/talents: Baking banana bread and chocolate chip cookies
Favorite foods: 설렁탕 (Korean beef stew), 고기 (Korean BBQ), CHOCOLATE
Favorite books/music/movies: Rich Mullin, Keith Green, Steven Curtis Chapman, Laura Hackett, Jon Thurlow, Steffany Gretzinger, Chronicles of Narnia, Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter

Ruth Lee

Evangelism Director

Ruth has been attending KCC since first grade, and her love for God has been shaped significantly through the ministries of this church.  She is now working as a speech-language pathologist at Dayton Children’s Hospital and volunteers with international students and refugees from various different nations.

MBTI: INFP
Hobbies & Interests: Singing and playing piano
Special skills/talents: Drinking tea/coffee with friends and family
Favorite foods: Kimbap, lentil soup, soy lattes
Favorite books/music/movies: The Heavenly Man, Good Good Father, Finding Nemo

Jay Kim

Assistant Worship Director

Jay has been attending KCC since as long as he can remember and was born and raised here in Columbus. Jay is currently a fourth year pre-med student at the Ohio State University majoring in biochemistry and minoring in religious studies.

MBTI: INFJ
Hobbies & Interests: Tennis, music, gaming
Special skills/talents: I can lick my elbow
Favorite Food: Ice cream
Favorite books/music/movies: The Catcher in the Rye, Twenty One Pilots, and The Lion King

 

Debbie Lee

Finance Officer

Debbie has been a member of KCC since forever.  She’s a Columbus native and graduated from OSU with a sociology degree.  She later graduated from Capital Law and is currently practicing immigration law as a solo practitioner.  She has a heart for praying for people so come say hello.

MBTI: ISFJ/P
Hobbies & Interests: Watching tv/movies, walking, history
Special skills/talents: Predicting the worst case scenarios, helping people not get deported
Favorite foods: Spaghetti, steak, and watermelon
Favorite books/music/movies: Joy Dawson’s Intercession, Gladiator, The Godfather, Mean Girls