A South Korean immigrant and 2009 Master of Divinity recepient is the newest assistant pastor at in Northeast Cobb.
Rev. Hanna Rhee was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 15. She was raised in the Methodist faith, as her father served as a pastor both in South Korea and the United States.
“St. Andrew United Methodist Church is proud to welcome Rev. Hanna Rhee to our church family,” said Rev. Mack Riley, senior pastor. Rhee's first service was on July 1.
After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2003 with a bachelors degree in psychology, Rhee went on to attend Candler School of Theology at , where she graduated with her master's degree in 2009.
Along with her new assistant pastor duties, Rhee serves as the director and campus minister of Wesley Foundation at . The Wesley Foundation is a Methodist-affiliated campus ministry.
Rhee is married to Sam Kim, and enjoys listening to music, singing and playing music, trying new food or recipes, reading interesting books, hanging out in nature, using her iPhone, and conversing about God and sharing with others about Christ.
“I am excited to meet everyone and be part of the St. Andrew UMC family,” Rev. Rhee said.