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Pastor Sam Park | Lead Pastor

Pastor Sam serves as the Lead Pastor at Oikos LA. He graduated from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.S. in Cognitive Science. Currently, Pastor Sam is working on his Master of Divinity degree at Talbot School of Theology. In his free time, Pastor Sam enjoys reading books, watching movies, and playing sports. His passion is to preach the Word of God to help the Church connect with God and connect with others one week at a time. Pastor Sam's responsibilities as the Lead Pastor of Oikos LA is to teach and shepherd the members of Oikos LA to live out the Gospel in their individual lives and to grow in their love and relationship with Jesus. His favorite food is kimchi jjiggae and watermelon! Go Warriors!

 Pastor Sam Portrait

Caleb Kim | Worship Director

Caleb graduated from UCR with a B.S. in biology, but he underwent a career change and completed a boot camp called Hack Reactor. Currently, Caleb works as a software engineer/scrum master at Epitel, a med-tech company. He has various interests such as mechanical keyboards, music, sports, and games. As the Worship Director, Caleb leads praise and oversees the overall worship that takes place every Sunday at OIKOS LA. Lately, Caleb has been craving specific foods, including loma saltado, ramen, various Korean stews/soups, and maybe the occasional pasta dish. He considers himself not a picky eater.

 Caleb Kim Portrait

Elisha Lee | Media Director

Elisha serves as the Media Team Director at Oikos LA. She graduated from U.C. Riverside with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in Management. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, editing videos, reading, and traveling to new places.

 Elisha Lee Portrait

Frank Chung | Welcoming Director

Frank is originally from New Jersey and graduated from the University of Notre Dame as an accounting major. He is now working at a recruiting firm as part of their accounting team. Frank enjoys spending time with his wife and cat in his free time, as well as playing basketball and getting meals with his friends. As the Welcoming Director, Frank aims to create a space where people feel comfortable to meet and worship Jesus, both through worship and community. With this goal in mind, the Welcoming Team welcomes and introduces newcomers to the existing members in the congregation, so that newcomers can connect to Oikos LA as part of our spiritual family. Frank’s favorite food is white rice! He loves when he can enjoy a bowl of freshly cooked rice that can be paired with so many other foods. The versatility of rice!

 Frank Chung Portrait

Mark Kim | Praise Leader 

Mark Kim graduated from University of California Riverside, receiving a B.S. in Computational Mathematics. He loves to sing and listen to music, specifically listening to the artist Shane and Shane. He also keeps multiple aquatic tanks, which all hold shrimp. He is the Praise Leader for Oikos LA and serves together with Worship Director Caleb Kim to invite Oikos LA into worship every week. His favorite food is a nice burger with medium thickness fries.

 Mark Kim Portrait

Steven Earnest | Ministry Director

Steven moved to Koreatown from the suburbs in 2022 and currently works in the video game industry in Santa Monica. In his free time, Steven enjoys learning Korean – he’s still very much a beginner, but appreciates all the practice he can get – and playing video games with friends. As Ministry Director, Steven oversees communications to members through Church Center and updates to the church website (this one!). In this role, he aims to help members connect with one another, which is a key part of Oikos LA’s vision statement. His favorite food is ribeye and he loves passionfruit green tea!

 Steven Earnest Portrait

Yerim Lee | Inreach Director

Yerim graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a major in Visual Communication Design and a minor in Computing and Digital Technologies. Now she is a product designer specializing in software design. Yerim enjoys spending quality time with friends, family, and her cat. She is passionate about self expression and product management. Her role in leadership is Inreach Director, which means that she manages life groups and the fellowship center. Yerim’s current favorite food is bossam with soybean stew.

 Yerim Lee Portrait

David Kim | Outreach Director

David graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Biology and is currently looking into further study through higher education. His hobbies include reading, playing guitar, and playing games with friends. As a newly added Outreach Director, David is excited to serve Oikos LA’s direct and extended community through various events and ministries. His favorite food is 감자탕 (Pork backbone stew), not only because of the taste but also because it’s usually a meal best eaten shared with others. Feel free to reach out to David for a meal anytime!

David Kim Portrait