Rev. Seungsoo Jun 'RJ'
RJ was born in a pastor’s family. His great-grandfather was one of the first Korean pastors in the Korean Methodist Church. RJ’s father and many of his uncles were pastors and therefore, he grew up in a culture centered around the church. However, he didn’t want to confine into the culture. He searched the answer for himself. During his junior year in college, he encountered God who said, ‘I am your father.’ This encounter reminded him of his call to ministry, and he decided to start his studies in Wesley Theological Seminary, 2004.
He is passionate for the next generation. He says, ‘My role in ministry might change, but my call will never.’ Most of his ministry was being involved in the life of the next generation, as a youth pastor or an educational pastor.
As an Edler of the Virginia Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, he was appointed to Raleigh Court United Methodist Church, in the summer of 2015, and excited to see how God will use this church to join in God’s mission to this community.
He is happily married with his better half, Woori, and have two sons, Jin and Peter. Their family also has a rescue dog named ‘Mandoo,’ which stands for Korean dumpling.