William hit rock bottom at a high point in is life: all was good, but all was meaningless. That is how William found life; And that's how Jesus found him. Since then, when he was just a junior in college, William has been gripped by the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and God's amazing grace. God transformed this frat boy into a pastor and into one of the leaders at our church. William graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!) in 1991 with a degree in Economics. He worked as a consultant, a programmer and a business analyst in SF before entering full time ministry. He received his M.Div. from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.
Esther grew up as a pastor's kid in a large Korean congregation in southern California. Surrounded by pastors all of her life (grandfather, brother and uncles are all pastors), she wasn't all too surprised when William decided to enter full time ministry in 2002. She studied Geography at UC Berkeley and worked as a transportation planner and SAS programmer after graduating from college. She has worked alongside William as a minister and director over many of our ministries ever since they were married.
William and Esther serve as regional pastors over Gracepoint East Coast Churches. If they're not in Fairfax, VA, then they're at one of our churches leading leaders, team members and students. And if they're not there, then they're somewhere along I-95, I-70, or the beltway, trying to stay awake, avoiding potholes, paying a toll, missing the freeways of California and looking forward to being with their two grown children.