Although I have lived in Virginia for 11 years, I still see myself first as a Californian, shaped by two decades of living on the west coast after immigrating from South Korea as a young child. I grew up in Fullerton, CA – in a safe, conservative, suburban Asian-American family with both parents who attended a local church – and was introduced to the idea of God during my youth. Since I was a naturally gifted rule-follower, it was easy to look like a Christian. But it wasn’t until after college while questioning my reason for living, that I began to search for God in a meaningful way. And God quietly showed up while I was auditing a class called “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement”.
Some of the eye-opening revelations from that class led me to Central Asia, back to California, and then here to the Washington DC area in 2008. In this journey, I’ve been fortunate to have been a teacher, a commercial real estate agent, a consultant, and am now employed in the travel industry. Along the way I became a husband to a beautiful woman (Gloria) who anchors me and am a father to two children, Elizabeth (6) and Hudson (1), who are constant reminders of God’s provision. I finally feel comfortable calling Fairfax, VA my home but more importantly am thankful to have found community at ABC and like-minded friends with whom I can follow God.