MEET OUR STAFF
REV. DR. DEBORAH JUNGMI KANG
Pastor Deborah is an ordained elder in full connection with the Northern Illinois Conference. Her educational backgrounds are as follows: Doctoral of Ministry in Preaching, Master of Theological Studies, and Master of Divinity at The Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in the U.S.; Master of Theology at Yonsei University Graduate School in South Korea; and Bachelor of Theology at Hyupsung University in South Korea. She is passionate about the ministries of preaching and teaching, worship and music, pastoral care and counseling, radical hospitality, and mercy and justice for the community. Her husband, Chris Chiyong Oh has served Waupaca Regional Ministry as a senior pastor in the Wisconsin Conference of the UMC. Her daughter, Hera Minju Oh, is a student at the University of California Irvine. As a selected scholar from UCI Alumni, she is majoring in Political Science and Criminology and is an activist for the peace and justice movements. Pastor Deborah and her family are so grateful for God's guidance as they have pursued their visions and missions. They have three sweet dogs, like their names, Honey, Sugar and Boba. They love to eat and walk just as Pastor Deborah and her family do.
Direct the adult choir for worship and special presentations of Christmas cantatas/ Direct an expanded hand chimes and bells/ Direct the children’s choir (JAM – Jesus and Me)/ Collaborate with the musicians in the Praise Band/ Schedule the music organizations for worship and special music event/ Experienced 25 years of teaching band, general music, and chorus to elementary and middle schoolers/ Served as organist for 10 years/ Achieved a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's in curriculum and instruction.
JUDIT BARNA MOHAI
Accompany for the adult choir and the children’s choir/ Play for prelude, holy communion, postlude, and congregational hymns during the worship service/ Play with Trio Esperanza and other musicians.
Perform general routine custodial duties for the welcoming and hospitable environment of the church.
Publicize bulletins, newsletters, occasional letters, or reports according to the pastor, staff, or church leaders/ Manage church calendars and schedules of the church ministries and events/ Assist food pantry record, email communications, phone calls, or any general inquiries.