A Message From Mi Sook Ahn
Greetings in Jesus Christ, our Lord,
I pray for God’s peace and healing on each one of you and your families.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Mi Sook Ahn, your newly appointed pastor at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Toano.
I am so grateful that our faith journeys have crossed each other and will continue in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Serving the local church has been an enormous blessing to me. What a privilege witnessing so many incredible faithful disciples, being part of such loving congregations and community, and sharing God’s grace and love with the church, the community, and the world.
Mount Vernon UMC is my third appointment since I began to serve a local church in July 2015. I have served in both Waynesboro and Richmond. Before becoming a local church pastor, I served as Hospice Chaplain at Montgomery Hospice in Maryland for almost five years after graduating from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 2009.
Before coming to the United States for Clinical Pastoral Education in 2004, I lived in Seoul, Korea. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Theology from Methodist Theological Seminary in Korea. I also received a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2004 from Claremont School of Theology, which was a joint program with Methodist Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea. My major was Pastoral Care and Counseling. I love to listen to stories and weave personal stories into God’s story of love and salvation.
My family lives in Korea. My father lives in Ansan where I grew up. My older sister and her family live in Suwon. I have two younger brothers. One brother lives in Seoul, and one older brother lives in Ansan, where my father lives.
I enjoy walking in nature. While walking, I also like to take pictures of God’s creation.
I look forward to meeting every one you in person, serving God and all God’s children together with all of you.