Sung Woo and his wife, Ji Sun, moved to Leonia in February of 2011 and began attending Leonia United Methodist Church. In October of 2012, Sung Woo became our Seminary Intern. He served as our church office administrator and as a ministry assistant to Pastor Wehrle. In September of 2015, he became the Director of Student Ministries and Worship. In July of 2016, Sung Woo was appointed Associate Pastor of Leonia United Methodist Church and Senior Pastor of Waldwick United Methodist Church. Sung Woo is involved in a little bit of everything, but takes lead responsibility for student ministries, young adult ministries, and new worship services.
Sung Woo holds the Bachelors of Theology from Methodist Theological University (Seoul, Korea), the M.Div from Drew Theological School (Madison, NJ). Before coming to Leonia United Methodist Church, he served in the Korean Army for two years, and was on the staff of Yulrim Korean Methodist Church (Seoul, Korea) for several years.
Sung Woo is especially interested in worship and worship arts, praise, student and young adult ministry, music, movies, sports (squash, ping pong, and bowling), and photography. Sung Woo plays a mean ocarina.