REV. YOUNG TAE CHOI
Founder of POIEO Centre
Young Tae is assistant minister at Richmond Presbyterian Church, Bible teacher at Dunwood Place Seniors Complex, and chairperson of the 2020 MFVFF (Missions Fest Vancouver Film Festival Committee). He has taught visual arts and filmmaking to high school and university students in several art institutions over a period of ten years. As a filmmaker, Young Tae has also directed both independent and commercial films in South Korea, Mongolia, and New York City. He is a graduate of St. Andrew's Hall at University of British Columbia (Grad. Dip in The PCC), Regent College (MDiv), and Korea National University of Arts (BFA). He lives in Langley, BC. Canada with his wife, Jenny Han, and their daughter, Claire. He loves theology, arts, ministry, and ice-cream.
Singer, Producer, Vocal trainer
Silas is a Vancouver based-music artist. He, as the leader of the CCM group, "Last," had served young people in South Korea from 2007 to 2012. After that, he came to Vancouver in order to initiate new music ministries. He currently releases his single albums such as, "I Am Nothing," and has annual music concerts, "Soul Live" locally, and leads a music concert section of Youth KOSTA (KOrean STudents All nations) in Canada. His passion is in music and in ministry for 1.5 generation Korean Canadian youth and young adults. Through his music ministries, he delievers the love of the Gospel of Christ to the Korean diaspora. Silas is a worship leader of Vancouver Newsong Chapel and lives with his wife, Mi-so, and their two cheerful sons, Yi-yul and Yi-seol in Coquitalm, BC.
SUNGOL (KANG-IL) PARK
Award-winning Music Artist
K-Pop & CCM Composer / Producer
Sungol is an award-winning K-pop producer and composer. Not only pieces of his pop music (such as HuhGak's "Only You," 4Men's "Erase," Wonder Girls's "Come to Me"), but also is he well known for a popular Youtuber, "Sungol," covering K-pop and contemporary Christian music with a sense of humour. Since his first CCM album, "GOD's Letter," was released in 2017, Kang-il has continued to share his testimonies with youth and young adults in the Korean church as well. Above all, with a pastoral heart on one hand and bread on the other, he cares for the younger generations, especially those who are wounded sexually and emotionally. He serves as a devoted young adult leader at Byeollae Oryun Church and lives with his lovely wife, Ha-yan Seo.
YONG PIL CHOI
Award-winning Film director
Executive Producer of NEOARI Media
Yong-pil is an award-winning film director and an art director in New York City. He currently works as the executive producer of NEOARI Media and as an art director of KISS USA. He has over ten years of film & TV production (with KBS, MBC, YTN, JTBC, Arirang TV, EBS) and twenty years of design experience. His short film <The Reply Letter> was awarded the best short film prize at New York International Film Festival (2011). He also had several group and solo art shows in South Korea, Japan, and New York. Yong-pil was invited to the 2006 Korea Young Artists Exhibition as well. He is a member at New Frontier Church, and lives with his wife, Mi-sun, and their son, Yi-re in NYC. He loves helping people in need, creating art projects, and food adventures.
Award-winning Animation Artist
Illustrator / Contents Creator
FX Supervisor of DHX Media Vancouver
Gayoung is a Vancouver based-animation artist and developer for children animation shows. She is a graduate of Korea National University of Arts (BFA) and Vancouver Film School (Diploma in Classical Animation, hons.). Her short film <Behind> has been recognized in many animation festivals such as New York International Children's Animation Festival. Since 2014, as FX artist, she has been working on many TV shows and feature movies associated with Diseny. One of the shows is <Carmen Sandiego> which won for the 71st Emmy Awards Winner in the Animation Categories (2019). Gayoung has passion into life-transforming animated shows that are not only entertaining but also educational for children. She lives in Burnaby BC, Canada, with her husband, Daniel Yang.