Grace Covenant Church Staff
After receiving his initial calling into ministry as a Bio-Engineer at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, he finished his Master of Divinity at Biblical Theological Seminary (1989-1992). He also finished his master’s in Urban Missions at Westminster Theological Seminary (1995-1996). In 1996, he planted Grace Covenant Church with a vision to be a multi-ethnic church that will raise kingdom workers for the harvest of the world to the glory of God. God has blessed Pastor Young and his wife Annette with His precious gifts in Sarah, Daniel, and Isaiah. “My prayer is that the Holy Spirit may empower me to love Jesus with all my heart, mind, strength and soul and to love others with the love of God.”
Main Line Children’s Ministry Co-Director
Alice was born and raised in Northern NJ. She graduated Rutgers in 2003 with degrees in Psychology and Sociology. During her sophomore year in college, she decided to serve in children’s ministry and has experience serving and working with children for 14 years. She attended The Remnant Presbyterian Church in New York and served as Children’s director for 3 years, and through Remnant Church she was introduced to GCC. She is married to Joe Park and is a stay at home parent to her kids, Seth and Autumn. Additionally, she serves on the board of Every Good Gift, a ministry that helps single mothers and their children. She loves anything sweet, animals with short legs and spending time with family.
Main Line Young Adult & College Pastor
Chris was born in Queens, New York and grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles. He served four years in the army as a paratrooper and two years working for a private defense company. Chris then went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania, where he started attending GCC, and obtained a BA in Religious Studies. Upon graduation, Chris joined the staff at GCC and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity from Cairn University. He has a heart for gospel transformation in all aspects of life–personally, in our relationships, and in our communities. He loves hip hop and R&B, LA sports, and studying the intersection of faith & culture.
Main Line Children’s Ministry Director
MiJin grew up in Chicago, attending both undergrad and law school in Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying English Literature and Speech Communication and went on to study at the Northern Illinois University College of Law for her JD. She is married to John Kang, who hails from the Greater Tri-State area of NY (North Jersey) and has trained their 3 daughters, Eden, Bethany and Lydia to be dedicated NY Mets fans- amidst living in enemy territory. After practicing law in NY for 6 years, MiJin transitioned to be a full time stay at home mother focusing on raising her children. She has been a volunteer with the children’s ministry for the past few years and will now be serving as co-Director alongside Alice Park. Serving in children’s ministry has reignited a childlike joy and she is excited to continue this fun-filled adventure as they work to raise up GCC’s littlest Kingdom workers.
Senior Main Line Administrative Staff
Born and raised in north Philly, graduated GW high school in 1995, Cabrini College in 2000, and worked for Lockheed Martin for 15yrs as a software engineer. Started attending GCC in 1997, and met my beautiful and smart wife Hui Jeong in pastor Joe Lee’s small group. We now have two beautiful daughters, and we are currently serving and attending at the main Line site. I had the awesome opportunity to go on short term missions for the first time in 2018 to Indonesia, there God really opened my heart and eyes for the lost while also showing me how much of a bubble we live in the US. I love spending time with family and friends, and I still enjoy roller coasters, water parks, and eating (especially spicy foods).
Chuck Beremerito, Jeremy Kim, David Lee, Chad Moyer, Moses Yoon, John Kang, Rose Kim, Jason Brown
University City Interim Lead Pastor
Doug attended the University of Pennsylvania where he attended Grace Covenant Church and first heard his call to ministry. Upon graduating in 2010, he moved to Boston as part of a church plant team and served at Symphony Church for 11 years, five of which as the Young Adult Pastor. While in Boston, Doug received his M.Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Doug moved back down to Philadelphia in the summer of 2021 to become the site pastor of GCC’s UC site. Doug’s hope is to see the kingdom of God imagined and lived out by young adults and college students in the University City area. Doug married his wife Cindy in 2012 and they have two children – Audrey and Benji. Cindy helps serve in the Crossroad ministry at GCC. Doug and his family live in Wynnewood with their dear cat, Moby.
University City College Pastor
Bryan was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. He attended the University of California Davis for his undergraduate studies to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. It was during his sophomore year that he received his calling into ministry. In spring of 2017, he received his M. Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Bryan enjoys drinking good coffee, playing sports, and spending time with his family and friends. His heart is that all people would come to know the amazing love of Jesus and be continually transformed by the Gospel.
University City College Staff
Irene was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with degrees in English and sociology, then went on to complete her master’s in education at Penn’s Graduate School for Education. Irene found GCC during her sophomore year of college and knew right away that it would be her spiritual home. Since then, in addition to joining GCC’s UC college staff, she’s taught second grade at a charter school in North Philly. Irene deeply cares for college students, discipleship, and the city of Philadelphia. She loves phone calls with friends, hummus and pita, and walking around Philly.
University City College Staff
Joey was born and raised in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Drexel University with a degree in software engineering, and during his undergraduate studies, he received his calling into ministry. Upon graduation, Joey worked in the tech industry as a Software Architect in the Philadelphia area while still serving in GCC college ministry. Now, along with working on GCC’s staff, Joey is studying at Missio Seminary to receive his Master of Divinity. He has a heart for seeing college students encounter a personal relationship with Jesus and share that with every life they touch. He enjoys music, video games and still secretly enjoys programming in his spare time.
University Young Adult Staff
Kim is a New Jersey native. She attended a GCC service in 2010 and has called GCC her home ever since. Kim graduated from Temple University in 2014 with BAs in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Psychology. After graduation, Kim served as a 1-year church intern in Indonesia and Singapore where she saw God’s heart for the nations. Kim completed a master’s degree at Temple in 2015, and then worked as a speech-language pathologist at elementary schools in North Philly for 3 years; now, she hopes to pursue a Master of Divinity in addition to working full time on staff at GCC. She loves making her husband Tim laugh, growing a personal and communal heart for the nations to know Christ, caring for her growing collection of house plants, and trying new snacks.