He is a graduate of UCLA (B.S. in Computer Engineering), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M) and Talbot School of Theology (D.Min.). He feels blessed to live with “the three most beautiful women in the world”, his wife Hannah and his two daughters, Christine and Janice.
Steve Bang Lee
DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE & TEACHING MINISTRIES
Route-28 & G.R.O.W.
He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona and Talbot School of Theology. Steve’s passion is the awakening of hearts to the beauty of the gospel and the grandness of God through the proclamation of Christ in the Scriptures. He lives with his beautiful wife Angela and their children Isaiah and Elizabeth. Steve enjoys reading, surfing, and basketball.
FAMILY LIFE PASTOR
Chris is a graduate of UCI (in Mathematics) and Westminster Theological Seminary. He is passionate about the gospel and making Him known. He is married to Gina and has two boys, Jonathan and Ethan. Chris enjoys reading, teaching, and sports (basketball, tennis, and softball).
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRY
He is a graduate of UCR and Talbot School of Theology. Chris has a passion for making disciples and bringing the gospel to places where it has not yet been proclaimed. As the Director of Student Ministries, he shepherds the youth to be disciple makers of Jesus. He enjoys reading, sports (volleyball and basketball) and movies. Chris married Jessica in October of 2016.
Min Song Lee
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Kingdom Kids Club
Min is a graduate of UC Irvine and Talbot School of Theology. She is passionate about the next generation of believers. She is married to Jason and raise two children, Brady & Alex. Min enjoys taking photos, gardening, and playing sports.
Joohee Lee Choi
DIRECTOR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD MINISTRY
Kingdom Kids Junior
Joohee is a graduate of Alpha Crucis College (Masters in Theology) in Sydney, Australia. Her passion is to be used as God’s “bluetooth” helping kids and their families to be plugged in to God’s Word. She is married to Wonjun and raise three children, Jayden, Christabel, and Josiah. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, baking and reading.
DIRECTOR OF PRESCHOOL & VBS MINISTRIES
Julie is a graduate of UC San Diego and currently teaches at a local elementary school. She is married to Tommy and they raise two children, Maia and JJ. She loves children and desires for all little ones to know, love, and serve Jesus. Some of Julie’s favorite things include singing, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Robby is a graduate of UCLA with a BA in English and a Masters in Education. He is currently pursuing a MA in Theology from Talbot School of Theology. He also serves on the Elder Board. Robby is married to Grace and raise two children, Jeremiah and Joshua. As the worship director, he works with the associate worship director to oversee the worship services and all of the various worship ministries at Living Hope Community Church.
ASSOCIATE WORSHIP DIRECTOR
Ben is a graduate of BIOLA and has a BS in Music in Worship. Ben is very passionate about music and desires to glorify God through the gifts that He has given him. As the Assistant Worship Director, he works closely with our Worship Director to help in providing a great worship environment at Living Hope Community Church.
She is a graduate of UCI and has a MA in Education from BIOLA University. Esther is married to Jay and raise three children, Jacob, Elizabeth, and Eva. As the church administrator, she seeks to efficiently organize the processes of the church while supporting the staff and church leaders. She also supports facilities management needs.
Jeannie is in the Route-28 college ministry, and is currently a senior at BIOLA University majoring in Psychology. She attends Living Hope with her parents, Steve and Susan, and 2 younger sisters, Nicole and Ellie. She is passionate about serving the local church, wherever there is a need. Jeannie’s interests are trying new things, eating ice cream, and playing sports.