Rev. Woong-Min Kim, a retired elder and former Hawaii District Superintendent in the California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church, will begin serving as the Western Jurisdiction Korean Ministry Council Volunteer Coordinator in January 1, 2015.
The responsibility of the Volunteer Coordinator will be to assist the Western Jurisdiction Korean Ministry Council in helping to assure that its proposed programs and projects are fully implemented and will be accountable to the WJKMC, under the immediate supervision of Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, the bishop assigned to give episcopal supervision to the WJKMC.
The Volunteer Coordinator will be an ex-officio member of the WJKMC and attend its meetings. Expenses incurred by the Volunteer Coordinator in the implementation of the WJKMC’s programs and projects and attendance at WJKMC meetings will be reimbursed from the WJKMC’s budget.
The WJKMC has allocated $10,000 from its budget for the work of the Volunteer Coordinator for the balance of the 2013-2016 quadrennium. All allocations are subject to review.
As an expression of connectional support, the California-Pacific Conference will provide the WJKMC Volunteer Coordinator with office space at its conference center.
Rev. Kim, prior to retirement, gathered a new start congregation called, “Los Angeles Gospel United Methodist Mission,” in Koreatown, Los Angeles, which is currently led by Rev. Sung Ki Lee.
Among other theological degrees, Rev. Kim holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Claremont School of Theology and a Mastor of Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology.