I grew up with a religious Presbyterian family in South Korea. Yet, I fell in love with Hollywood movies (e.g. Star Wars) and Japanese graphic novels (e.g. Dragon Ball) in my early childhood. My interest in the entertainment led me to study and work in filmmaking and visual arts-making for more than 10 years, including teaching art students in several art institutions in S. Korea and Canada. Creative projects on which I've collaborated with international creatives have been widely shown in the world.
In my 30s, I got interested in theology to reconcile my professional career with my Christian faith as if finding my identity. I ended up completing a Master of Divinity degree in Theology and the Arts and served diverse faith communities for the past decade, including charing a Vancouver Christian film festival. Eventually, I became a peculiar creative/pastor who is passionate about working at the intersection of art, ministry and culture.
When no at work, I love to have good food with my family and to enjoy culture by watching slow, poetic movies (e.g., Andrei Tarkovsky) as well as emotional K-dramas, swimming, reading NT advanced exegetical commentaries or designing wedding bouquet. I live in Langley, BC with my lovely wife Jenny and our sweet daughter Claire.