MARGARETVILLE — Pastor Taeho Kim will begin duties at the Upper Catskills Larger Methodist Parish on Sunday, July 3 with a 10:30 service at the Margaretville United Methodist Church. Community members are invited to meet the new pastor at a coffee hour following the serivce.
The Upper Catskills Larger Parish includes the Margaretville, Roxbury, Andes, and Halcott United Methodist Churches.
The new pastor earned a Master of Sacred Theology degree from the Yale University Divinity School. He has also received a Master of Divinity from the Claremont School of Theology, a Master of Theology from Yonsi University in Seoul, South Korea, and a Bachelor of Theology from the Methodist Theological University in Seoul.
Pastor Kim is currently a Certified Candidate in the New York Annual Conference at the United Methodist Church.
His most recent ministry experiences include serving as Group Pastor for the Sunday School and Young Adult (Yale Graduate students) at the United Church of Westville. He has also been a Sunday School and Youth Group Pastor at the Los Angeles Korean United Methodist Church, and has worked as an educator and administrator for the Haiti Mission Center.
He was the Vice-President of the Korean Graduate Students Association at Yale University, President of the Korean and Korean American Students Association at the Yale Divinity School, and co-leader of The Evangelical Student Fellowship at Yale Divinity School.
He also served as co-director of International Relations at the Claremont School of Theology.
The pastor said he’s excited to take the helm at the Upper Catskills Larger Methodist Parish and looks forward to becoming an active part of the local communities.
“I am a very positive and energic person. I like to meet and talk with people, and I prefer to promote work through active communication and cooperation with people,” he commented.
Pastor Kim and his wife, Hyerim, are the parents of a two-year-old son, Roy Eunwood.