Zion's Hill United Methodist Church in Wilton, Connecticut; a Joyful Community. Sundays at 10:00 AM on-premise service
Zion's Hill United Methodist Church
Thursday, February 22, 2024
A Joyful Community.

About Our Pastor

 
 

Reverend Jong Sung Kim

Rev. Jong Sung Kim comes to Zion’s Hill Methodist Church after dedicating 19 years to the Global Ministries of the UMC, where he served as the Director of Mission Initiatives and Executive Secretary for the Asia pacific region.  In this role, he was responsible for developing and coordinating new mission programs in Asia and Central Asia.  Before his time with the Global Ministries, Rev. Kim served local churches in New York City and Connecticut.

 

Alongside his pastoral responsibilities, Rev. Kim also serves as the team leader of the Hope 5L2F Foundation (Hope5L2F).  Hope5L2F is a volunteer-based mission group founded by Korean Americans, with the aim of promoting leadership cultivation and economic sustainability within Christian communities in developing countries.  Currently, Hope5L2F has ongoing projects in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Lithuania. 

 

Rev. Kim, a cancer survivor, immigrated to the US as a teenager and grew up in Long Island, New York.  He earned his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his M.Div from Drew University.  Additionally, he completed coursework for a Doctor of Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University.  He currently resides in Wilton, Connecticut, with his wife, Dr. Grace Kim, an Infectious Disease Specialist, and they have an adult son.  

 

Rev. Kim was appointed by Bishop Bickerton, the resident Bishop of the New York area, to serve with Zion’s Hill UMC, starting July 1, 2023.