MEET THE STAFF
MICHAEL LEE | LEAD PASTOR
Michael Lee was born in South Korea and lived in Argentina before moving to the US where he grew up in Seattle. His ministry experience has spanned three decades and has included being a church planter, pastor, and professor in both Seattle and Los Angeles. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (D.Min.) and Gateway Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He enjoys drinking good coffee, hiking, fishing, and anything outdoors. Michael is married to his best friend, Mink, and together they have three children: Karis, Kayla, and Nathan. His family goal is to be the same person at home as he is in public.
SARA CHO | CHILDREN's PASTOR
Sara had to go halfway across the world to find out that her calling was in childrens ministry! On a trip to the rural western countryside of South Korea at the age of twenty-one, Sara was called into ministry and hasn’t looked back. Sara was born in Daegu, S. Korea, and was raised in Seattle before moving to Boston for four years to complete her undergraduate studies at Boston University. After graduating, she moved back to Korea for about a decade, working full-time in children’s ministry, helping to establish a permanent children’s and youth English ministry, and helping in planting two Christian international schools in Dangjin, South Korea. As the children’s pastor, Sara oversees everything from toddlers to 5th graders, and loves teaching and engaging with kids. She is joined by her fun, loving husband Chris, as they raise their little boy, Zion.
JOHN LEE | SERVICE PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR
John was born in Federal Way, Washington and has lived in the Pacific Northwest all his life. His ministry experience began here at All Nations Community Church and still serving faithfully. John finished his undergraduate at the University of Washington and then attended Gateway Seminary to finish his Masters in Theological Studies. He is a newly wed; married to his beautiful wife Susie. He enjoys hiking, hiking and more hiking. John believes in the power of the local church and continues guide others in growing Gospel-centered disciples.
ESTHER CHUNG | YOUTH PASTOR
Esther is from South West London and has always held a passion to see people flourish. Growing up bicultural allowed for her to experience the world in a particular way. Though her artistic outlook is strong, with a Fine Arts and Graphic Design background, it wasn’t until she attended Covenant Theological Seminary that she began to do the inner work of personal healing, integration and growth. Her training in Theology and Counseling goes beyond a vocation. Esther loves the next generation and practices also as a Mental Health Counselor Associate (pending) in WA. In her intentional time, she loves drinking coffee, exploring the outside and laughing with her friends.
JIWOON CHOI | INTERN
Jiwoon was born in South Korea and moved to the US with his family. He grew up in Yakima, WA before moving to Seattle to study at the University of Washington. He has been serving as one of the worship leaders at ANCC for the past 5 years. His heart to better love and serve the local church has led him to take this internship position at ANCC and discern his calling to serve in full-time ministry. In his spare time, he loves to read, bake and cook for his friends.