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.
Ben is a graduate of the University of Hawaii and Talbot School of Theology. He is passionate about connecting people to God and others through everyday life. He and his wife Irina enjoy ministering together and have two daughters. Their favorite getaway would include hanging out with family, anything in the ocean, or watching a movie.
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.
See Steve’s video profile: https://youtu.be/aCfx3rnl-RA
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).
See Chris’s video profile: https://youtu.be/MCIUZnpW_qU
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.
See Chris’s video profile: https://youtu.be/QVtHSKBen7w
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.
See Min’s video profile: https://youtu.be/jrZWWFz1HOU
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.
See Joohee’s video profile: https://youtu.be/xq7r19coSHI
DIRECTOR OF PRIME MINISTRY
Josh is a graduate of UC Irvine and Trinity Law School. He is married to Catherine and they have one daughter, Evelyn. Josh is passionate about living out the call of Micah 6:8 to “do justice” and “love kindness.” A self-identified nerd, he loves history, comics, movies, and sports (go Dodgers!).
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF KKJ & VBS DIRECTOR
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.
See Julie’s video profile: https://youtu.be/4fkl3ZFsz6s
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.
See Robby’s video profile: https://youtu.be/ocWYOJZNPT0
ASSOCIATE WORSHIP DIRECTOR
Ben is a graduate of BIOLA and has a B.S. 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 Associate Worship Director, he works closely with the Worship Director to help in providing a great worship environment at Living Hope Community Church.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Kingdom Kids Club
Elizabeth graduated from Biola University with a B.A in Elementary Education with a emphasis in Human Development and a Minor in Psychology. Her passion is to lead children to know God and to enjoy Him. She is eager to do this through discipleship and relationships! Her hobbies include reading, journaling, taking photos/videos, visiting cute coffee shops, and spending time with family and friends.
Romin Bahk – Pastoral Intern
Sarah Chang – Christian Education Intern
Rose So – Worship Intern
Michael Lee – Pastoral Intern
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.
Mike is a graduate of UC San Diego with a BA in Psychology, and currently pursuing a Mdiv in Pastoral and General Ministries at Talbot School of Theology. His passion is for people to delight in God above all else, by seeing the beauty of His glory through prayer and through the preaching of God’s Word. Mike enjoys food, basketball, singing, and reading.