David Choi, senior pastor
Pastor David grew up in a Christian home in Buffalo (Go Bills!) and came to a deeper, personal faith in college. This led him to spend far too many years in school but he eventually graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary (M. Div. '93 and Ph. D. '03) and got ordained in 2003. He joined the pastoral staff in 1999 thinking that it would be a temporary stay, but he and his wife fell in love with the congregation and sensing God's call, stayed. Back then, the congregation was mostly college students and they had just one child. Now they have three teenagers (with one having left for college) and he's amazed that the number of children in the church on Sunday sometimes threaten to outnumber the adults. He is so thankful and joyful that he's been able to walk alongside the growth of this congregation. His passion continues to be the teaching and preaching of God's Word, and it is his ongoing prayer that the church will trust God's Word and grow in love for God, for one another, and for the world.
Jennie Byun, elder
Jennie has been loving and serving Graceway since 2001, while in her second semester at Rutgers. She has experienced God's powerful love through this community and welcomes any opportunity to share these stories. She has a lot of stories! Jennie was ordained an elder in June of 2013. Outside of the church, Jennie works in learning & development for a large public accounting firm. She lives in North Brunswick with her husband, Jim and their two daughters, Jamie and Jessie. She enjoys cooking, quoting lines from 90s movies/TV shows, Zumba and being on a budget. Ask her about this!
Grace Cho, elder
Grace has been part of the Graceway family since July 2012. Daughter of a Presbyterian minister, Grace came to faith as a little girl, and remembers loving to pray with her mother nightly. It was in college though, that Grace came to understand in a deeper way how much God loved her. Currently, Grace continues her pursuit to know God and share his love with her students at The Wilberforce School in Princeton, New Jersey. Grace lives in Lawrenceville with her husband (Steven), daughter (Hope), and family dog (Bella). If you know Grace, you know she loves knitting, watercoloring, and plants! And as part of Graceway's Welcoming Team for many years, she loves greeting and meeting old and new friends!
Joseph Kang, elder
Joe has been attending Graceway since 2008 and has served with fellowship groups, missions, retreats, and Sprouts. Joe's favorite experiences at Graceway have been at retreats and missions trips, because they take him away from customary busyness and comforts, and allow him to better hear God's voice. A highlight of Joe's faith journey was witnessing the bewilderment of a drought-ravaged community in Kenya listen to a sermon about living water as the clouds opened up in rain. Joe and his wife Susan share three children, Allison, Andrew, and Ryan.
Jason Kim, elder
Jason has been a part of Graceway since the spring of his freshman year at Rutgers, in 1995, when it was called Praise. He received his MA in Intercultural Studies from Alliance Theological Seminary in 2008, was ordained as an elder at Graceway in March of 2010, and then married in October of 2010. Jason is the son of a Pastor and accepted Christ at a young age from joy, re-accepted again from fear (you can never be too safe), then re-accepted again for changing his life. Jason has seen God work not just in his own life but most clearly when he engages in mission. By God's leading, Jason ended up as a Software Engineer. He lives in Metuchen with his wife (Danielle), and two daughters (Penny and Libby). He loves playing board games and video games. His prayer for Graceway is that we continue to freely give and receive the love of Christ from here to the ends of the earth.
Chan Sohn, elder
The Graceway community became a part of Chan's life in 2002, during his first year at Rutgers. Over the years, the church proved integral to his spiritual growth and maturation, nurturing a heart that desires to serve. After graduating from the Rutgers Pharmacy program, Chan spent a year volunteering in The Gambia, Africa, serving the people there and hosting short term mission teams. Today, Chan, his gorgeous wife, Carmiña, and his two inexhaustible boys Caleb and Corwin, continue to love and enjoy this Graceway community. Chan is honored to be serving as an elder and hopes that the church will continue to grow and seek Christ's Kingdom.