Pastors & Staff

Meet our great team of staff including our Pastors and intern staffs!

pastor David Ree

EM Pastor/ Agape / the bridge college

Greetings in the Lord! I pray you are experiencing abundant health and joy in Christ!

It is a privilege to introduce myself, and it my sincere desire to build wonderful friendships in


I was born into a healthy Christian family and served faithfully in the church during my

adolescent years. After my second year at UCLA, I withdrew to pursue an acting career, waiting

on tables at a sushi restaurant to make ends meet. However, three years of struggling as a

thespian was enough and I returned to UCLA to receive a BA in political science. After college I

began a five-year career as a portrait and commercial photographer in Los Angeles before

receiving my call into ministry during a mission trip to Siberia in 2006. I earned a Master of

Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2010, and served as a youth and young adult’s

pastor at Korean United Methodist Church of Greater Washington from 2007 to 2010. In 2011, I

planted an English speaking ministry at Changchun Methodist Church in Seoul, Korea, and

served this ministry as lead pastor for seven years. It was during my time in Korea that I

married my lovely wife, Jasper Kim, and was blessed with twin girls, Favor and Ella.

Last October we sensed the Lord calling us back to America, and on July 1, 2019, I was

appointed by the Atlanta-Roswell District Superintendent to serve as lead pastor for the English

speaking congregation at Korean Church of Atlanta UMC. We feel tremendously blessed to be

connected to such a wonderful community here at KCA, and I extend a warm welcome to join us

as we look forward to many fruitful years of life and service together!

May the Lord cause all of His goodness to flow in and through us to His glory and praise!

Pastor Min Lee

Worship / alive high school ministry

Min has been married to Miri since March 28, 2015.  Graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary, he grew up in Southern California most of his life but Min and his wife now currently resides in Duluth, GA.  He has a hard time functioning in the morning without his coffee, so if you need to meet with him at an early time, please don't hesitate to bring him a cup of joe. 

Min is passionate about shepherding people and leading them to a time of worship through songs.  He also enjoys hearing and learning about how God is moving in people's lives.  


Some of Min's hobbies include: spending quality time with others, singing, playing the guitar, watching movies, reading, eating (especially his wife's cooking), and rolling around in his bed.

Angela Cho

College ministry director

Angela studied Human Learning and Development and also has a background of art and design in which she is able to use her gifts through the Creative Arts.

Her passion is to see people come to know God and the love that He has for them. She longs to lead people into the presence of God where they feel His touch and see healing and restoration in their life. Missions is also a big part of her heart!

Angela likes to be adventurous, likes to explore, and try out new things. Her hobbies include dancing, singing, listening to music, playing instruments, driving and eating good food! She also loves spending time in worship, soaking in the presence of God. Her favorite foods are chicken, sushi, and ice cream!  

Pastor Hyeong Eun Lee

eMMANUEL KM Youth ministry

Hyeong Eun serves the KM Youth Ministry at our church. He was born and raised in Busan. After he graduated high school, he moved to Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a major  Business Management. Currently studying at Candler School of Theology in Emory University, Hyeong Eun has a spiritual calling in his life to minister to Korean immigrants, to help them restore their love for God, and to fulfill their individual callings from God.

Our KM Youth Group has Bible study every Sunday. Also, we have great fellowship opportunities outside of the church, so do not hesitate to ask him if you want to join the meetings! Hyeong Eun's goal is to help the youth grow spiritually strong and to prepare them to transform the lives of the others, and he am looking forward to serve people in the body of Jesus Christ.