In Sam (he/him/his)'s role at Evergreen he helps the churches and ministries of the region to innovate, transform and renew. He serves as the director of the Pneuma Initiative that helps to empower the churches of the Evergreen Association. He loves to dream and strategize with others to help individuals and communities fulfill their missional calling.
Sam is a Korean-Canadian who has lived in many different cities before calling Seattle home. He graduated from Regent College in Vancouver, BC with a Master in Christian Studies (Arts and Christianity) and from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC with a Master of Divinity. He has also received his certificate of training through IDEO U in Foundations for Design Thinking. Throughout the past two decades, he has been blessed to have served as a pastor in Korean, Japanese, British, and Chinese churches. He has a passion for connecting theology to the concerns of contemporary culture. He also loves to explore the connections between spirituality and art in its various forms. In his life outside of ministry, he records and produces music in various genres and works as a freelance soundtrack composer.