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Chul Yoo, Lead Pastor

Chul was installed as the lead pastor at Higher Connection Church in June 2015.  Chul has worked at a Christian substance abuse center in South Carolina and has pastored in Illinois and Georgia. He is married to Lauri, his college sweetheart, and they have three children: Sophie, Theo, and Chloe.  He studied at the Moody Bible Institute, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Duke University. 

You can follow him on Twitter @ChulHYoo.


Tina Kim, Outreach Coordinator

Tina started as an administrative assistant at Higher Connection Church in September 2015. She graduated with a degree in Environmental Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Although she enjoyed her field of study, she felt called to ministry and now she serves as a full time ministry assistant at HCC. She loves working with college students and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ!


Peter Kim, Pastoral Assistant

Peter is the current pastoral intern at HCC. He graduated with a B.A. in Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park and received a Pharm.D. from the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. At church, he serves as a worship leader and college group leader. He enjoys working as a pharmacist, but his passion lies within missions and the spread of the gospel.



Yejin Eileen Oh, Ministry Assistant

Yejin began attending Higher Connection Church during her junior year at American University. After graduating from AU with a degree in film and media arts, she completed a college internship and ministry internship at HCC. As Yejin is now serving as a ministry assistant, she is praying over how she can use her skills in media to spread the gospel.


Esther Jung, College Intern
American University

Joshua Kim, College Intern
University of Maryland, College Park