Rev. Aaron J. Chung
Aaron is the founding pastor of Exilic Presbyterian Church. He graduated from Westminster Seminary California with a Master of Divinity and is currently finishing his Doctorate of Ministry program at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has church planting experience in America and was also an overseas missionary in Asia. He has written on a variety of subjects from theology to sports for websites including Relevant Magazine and The Bleacher Report. He is married to Hanna who is the real church planter, and they have two daughters, Logan and Hayden.
Rev. Gene K. Joo
Gene is an assistant pastor at Exilic Presbyterian Church. He was born and raised right across the bridge in New Jersey and earned his BA in History at Columbia. He received a Master of Divinity at Westminster Theological Seminary. Gene has served in youth ministry for over five years and also loves working with college students and young professionals. He spent seven years in Los Angeles where he met his wife, Genie. They have three sons, Andy, Caleb, and Nathan.
Rev. Brian J. Cho
Brian is an assistant pastor at Exilic Presbyterian Church. Brian completed his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. For nearly a decade, he has served youth ministries in Boston and northern New Jersey, leading families and adult leaders to love young people. Brian enjoys fishing and drinking good coffee, but his greatest passion is to see the gospel of grace reach both Christians and non-Christians. He is husband to his best friend, Jeanne, and they have a daughter, Evelyn.
David is a resident at Exilic Church. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and has led Community Groups for over ten years at various churches. He grew up outside of Chicago and has lived in Spokane, WA, Portland, OR, and Philadelphia, PA, but his real home is New York City. He met his wife, Meifung, on the steps of their church in Philadelphia, and they got married there shortly after. David and Meifung enjoy trying new restaurants and sitting in the park on a warm, sunny day.
Rev. Dr. Jay Harvey
Jay is Scholar in Residence at Exilic Church and Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Executive Director at Reformed Theological Seminary. He graduated from Princeton University (A.B. History) and Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He has done doctoral coursework in Early Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary and studied the history of Christian worship with Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old at Erskine Seminary. Jay is the author of the Song of Solomon study in the Knowing the Bible Series, a contributor to the book Don’t Call It a Comeback: The Old Faith for A New Day, ed. Kevin De Young, and author of numerous articles for Tabletalk Magazine and Reformation 21. Jay and his wife Melody have been married for over 20 years and have four children. They love worshipping and serving at Exilic Church.
Genie is the Operations Manager for Exilic. She also serves as the director for Exilic Kids, the children's ministry. Genie graduated from UC Irvine, has her Masters in Education from Biola University, and is a veteran teacher with over 11 years of experience in teaching elementary schools across California and New Jersey. She was also a children's ministry director for three years in Los Angeles, CA.
Heidi is the Exilic College Ministry Director. Originally from Minnesota, Heidi moved to New York City in 2014 after graduating from Cornell University. She currently works as a consultant and attends Reformed Theological Seminary. In her spare time, Heidi enjoys playing sports, trying her hand at cooking, and exploring the different flavors of New York.