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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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 blog articles and books on Theology and reasons to believe in Jesus.

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Don Baker

Pastoral intern & Deacon

Don Baker 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 is an English teacher to amazing students by day and currently obtaining a Master of Divinity through Knox Theological Seminary by evening.

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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 an avid triathlete and 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. 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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Lee Markey

Deacon

Lee is from Athens, Georgia in the US. He graduated from the University of Georgia and moved to Korea in 2013. He works as an administrator at an American Christian school near Seoul, where he lives with his wife.

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Kyle Pash

Deacon

Kyle and his wife Jessica have lived in Seoul on and off from 2011 to now, as their family has grown to include three little girls. Kyle is the high school chaplain for a local international high school. He enjoys reading, running, and recreational time with family.