Rev. CHAN IK CHOI
Chan is a pastor’s kid from Korea. He grew up serving in the church, but didn’t really understand what compelled other people to care until he became a young adult serving in the Korean army. He was moved to tears at the worship service he attended for the first time in the army, it was only then that he realized the real presence of God who has been with him throughout his life. Chan received a bachelor’s degree in business and studied at the Methodist Theological University in Korea and came to the US in 2012 to attend Garrett Theological Seminary. He has served in campus ministry, children’s ministry, hospital chaplaincy, and as a pastor at Chana UMC and Lighthouse United Methodist Church, and Urban Village Church as a site pastor of the Edgewater site. For 8 years of ministry at the local churches, Pastor Chan has learned various languages; the language of antiracism, the language of inclusivity, and the language of justice. These new languages shaped him as an anti-racist, a justice-seeker, and a peace-maker. His wife, Viang, is a talented New media artist (www.vianghong.com) and Chan’s biggest supporter. He and Viang love to watch movies and sports games, especially Premier League as the big fans of Sonny! Chan is also a Bulls fan, and his favorite musicians are Gregory Porter, and of course, BTS!
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.
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.
Perform general routine custodial duties for the welcoming and hospitable environment of the church.
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.
250 N Gary Ave, Carol Stream, IL 60188, USA
Mon: 5 pm - 6 pm (Food Pantry)
Tue-Wed: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday: 9 am - 12 pm