In recent years St. James has been blessed with the growth of a Korean community, adding to the diversity we celebrate. This section of the site explores just a few of the facets by which this community has enriched out parish life.
Read About Fr. Kim’s Homeless Ministry
Meet David Lee and the St. James’ Korean Choir
My name is David Sang-Ryul Lee. I am a first generation immigrant who came to US thirty years ago. Although my English is not good enough to have a long conversation, I love all of you at St. James very much. Korean members want to be kind to you all but our language difference keep us from doing so.
I have been coming to St. James for two years and now all of our family, my mother, my wife and her mother, and nephews & niece, are attending with me every Sunday. I was a cradle Anglican in Korea but served as a Presbyterian elder for twenty years in US and now it feels like coming back home. I do a lot of work for Fr. Kim’s Street Ministry and I am the leader of Korean Choir. It has been my dream to start a choir at St. James with the homeless people at Fr. Kim’s shelter.
Now with 15 people, including 7 from the shelter, the choir serves sometimes at the combined service and every other Sunday at the Korean service. Below is a photo of our choir at the Love Concert on July 25th, a concert of choirs from various Korean churches in the area.
I love the building, the service, the clergy and all the people of St. James and I wholeheartedly look forward to coming here every Sunday.