About Our Pastor
Meet Pastor Jason
Hello! My name is Jaesun Kim (nickname: Jason). I was born in 1982 in Seoul, South Korea. I graduated in May 2014 from the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago. I served Cudahy United Methodist Church as a local licensed part-time pastor from August 2013-June 2014. I have been married to my wife, Hunju Lee, for 7 years; married in 2008. We have a 6 year old daughter, Jina, and a 3 year old son, Noah.
Since I began my M. Div. program at Garrett in 2010, my wife has been supportive of my study and ministry by being the best mother to our children, and the best wife and helper to me. The rest of my family members are very devoted Christians in Korea. My father and mother have been playing significant roles as main lay leaders in my Korean home church and my sister-in-law is a clergy serving the Korean Methodist Church as a famous evangelist focusing on Children’s Ministry. My brother is a major chaplain in the Korean army as a Korean Methodist pastor saving many lives of soldiers going through very hard times. In spite of the fact that my wife and I do not have any other family members and relatives in the United States, we always believe that all the church members we have met are our families God has given to us. My wife and I love to do gardening for fun because we enjoy watching how plants grow up and bear fruits by the help of God.
I see myself fitting in with the ministries the churches are doing because first of all, I’m a very good listener. I have a great interest in life stories of people, because the continuing, but invisible presence of Christ becomes visible in faithful lives of believers in both private and public domains. Second, I love to communicate with other people by every means such as visitation, phone, email, and Internet. Lastly, I grew up in the Korean Methodist Church which puts a lot of emphasis on the conservative understanding of the Bible as the Word of God and on practicing Christian disciplines such as early morning prayer service, small group, tithing, fasting and so on.