Meet the Staff

Pastor Sam Kim

EM Senior Pastor


Sam Lee

Executive Director

Sam was born and raised in Central Ohio. He’s a husband and dad of three. Been at KCC EM since its beginning 20 plus years ago.

Hobbies & Interests: Podcasts, cutting his grass (sarcasm…)
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

Jay Kim

Worship Ministry 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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