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Leadership

What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. — 2 Timothy 2:2

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Jae Yoo

Senior Pastor

Rev. Jae Yoo was born and raised in Korea. He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church of America. He is currently a member in the Hapdong General Assembly of Presbyterian Church in Korea. He received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry in Intercultural Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi in the States. Prior to coming to Seoul in November 2008 for the Covenant Church Plant, Rev. Yoo had served at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi as a Missions Pastor. His career also includes working at a company in Seoul for several years and running an educational business for about ten years prior to his call to a full-time ministry. Rev. Yoo is married to Hannah and they have two children, a daughter and a son.

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Don Baker

Elder

Don arrived in Korea in 2014 and married his wife in 2016. The two of them enjoy tracking down tea from East Asia and depending on them through the cold winters. He received his M.Div. from Knox Theological Seminary in 2022 and has been serving as a teaching elder at Seoul Covenant Church since his ordination in 2023.

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Erik Turkelson

Pastoral Intern

Erik Turkelson is from USA but knows no town as a hometown. He came to Korea in 2003. Currently, he is teaching English at Shingu University. He married his wife Inyoung in 2008 and they now have three kids. Erik earned his MDiv in 2017 from Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul. He enjoys playing computer games, reading to his kids, and writing occasional blog articles and books on Theology and reasons to believe in Jesus.

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Tim Linn

Deacon

Tim and his wife Kristin moved to Seoul in the fall of 2009 and became members of Covenant Church shortly after. They have 3 boys and a foster daughter whom they are in the process of adopting. The family enjoys being active and adventurous, cycling, camping, and exploring. Tim is the aquatics director at an international school in Incheon.

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Dan Nelson

Deacon

Dan Nelson and his wife Reba moved to Seoul in 2014 from Minnesota. They live with their two children in the Itaewon district. Dan teaches theology and philosophy for a local international high school. He enjoys making coffee almost more than drinking it, walking long distances, spinning vinyl, and watching movies loosely based on true events with his wife.

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Kyle Pash

Deacon

Kyle and his family have lived in Seoul for nearly a decade! Throughout this time, they have been members of Seoul Covenant. Kyle and Jessica teach at a local international school. Kyle enjoys reading, running, brewing coffee, and spending time with others.

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Ben Petrella

Deacon

Ben has been a follower of Jesus since 2017. Ben and his wife Paige moved to Seoul from Alabama in 2022 and became members of Seoul Covenant Church. They have one son named Jack. Ben likes to read, play catch, and travel. He’s also passionate about encouraging and equipping the saints.

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Jon Prudek

Deacon

Jon and his wife Pauline became members at Seoul Covenant in 2016, shortly after moving to Seoul from Los Angeles. Jon and Pauline teach and serve at an international school on the outskirts of Seoul, and their son Luther is a baby. Jon enjoys playing, talking about, and watching baseball as well as traveling throughout Korea and abroad with family and friends.

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