Charity United Methodist Church Virginia Beach
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Charity Staff

Lead Pastor: David Ryu

David was appointed to serve Charity in July 2016.  Born in South Korea, David immigrated to Toronto Canada in 1973 when he was 7 years old.  After graduating from Tyndale College University Seminary in 2000 with his M.Div, he served in the Detroit Annual Conference at the Korean United Methodist Church of Metropolitan Detroit from 2000-2007. Then he moved onto Cal-Pac Annual Conference and was appointed to the Korean United Methodist Church of San Diego where he served as the lead pastor for Abundant Life Community for 4.5 year.  In 2012 he transferred to the Virginia Annual Conference where he was appointed to Centreville Campus of the Korean United Methodist Church of Greater Washington as the lead pastor of their English Ministry. 

David just celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary with his best friend and partner in ministry Tarah Lee, a Certified Candidate who graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary with her M.Div.  David and Tarah have two children, Andrew (Sophomore Virginia Tech) and Kaitlin (Sophomore at Floyd E. Kellam High School). David enjoys playing golf, home improvement projects and everything about Pungo.

Missionary John Elmore
Methodist Church of Chile
Title: Missionary Volunteer Coordinator
Preschool Director: Heather Harris
Music Director: Peggy Nelson
Nursery Director: Krista Carila
Secretary: Janis Foster
Custodian: Karim Bahiy