Lead Pastor: Reverend Steve Kim SENIOR PASTOR
Rev. Steve grew up in equal parts Los Angeles, San Diego and Hawaii. Perhaps this is why for the most part, he is pretty laid back. However, he is quietly intense and passionate in his pursuit of Jesus Christ. There is no higher calling than to be a disciple of Jesus. His purpose in life is to love Christ and call others to the love of Christ and to a life of discipleship.
Steve is husband to Suzana and father to Naila and Garrett, the three people who keep him grounded and most teach him the love of God.
He received his M. Div. from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, a B.A. from Oberlin College (OH), and a high school diploma from Punahou School (HI). He was ordained as a full elder in the United Methodist Church in June, 2011. He has been pastoring at Kardia UMC since July, 2008, and has also served in churches in Hawaii and Los Angeles.
He enjoys hanging out with his family, playing bass guitar, and doing CrossFit.
You can reach Pastor Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org
or follow him on Twitter: Follow @stephenbkim
Associate Pastor/Preschool Director: Rev. Carol Mayer
Pastor of Specialized Ministry
This is Pastor Carol’s 12th year as Pastor and now Associate Pastor of this congregation. Her background includes an Early Childhood Education degree, a BS in Business Management, and a Master of Divinity degree in 2002 from Fuller Seminary. She has served as the Preschool Director for 24 years and as the Church Business Administrator for over 25 years. She also served as the church Christian Education Director which included children, youth, and adults.
Older Adult Ministries and pastoral care are two of Pastor Carol’s great passions. She served the California-Pacific Conference through her work in the Leadership Development Office for over 15 years. In addition, she is on the Conference Commission on Equitable Compensation Committee. She co-leads women’s retreats sponsored by the St. James UMC in Pasadena (where she did her pastoral internship) as well as leads Labyrinth walks.
She has a son, Erik; a daughter, Lisa; a son-in-law, Derek; and three grandsons – John, Quintin, and Paxton. Her hobbies are reading, movies, camping, and traveling.
You can reach Pastor Carol at email@example.com.