WEST Board

Sam Ko – Rev. Ko is Director of Global Ministries with SaRang Community Church in Seoul South Korea. He is the Chair of the Board of Trustees at WEST and serves on the board of the Korea-China Cultural Foundation.  He founded one of the first English ministries in Seoul called New Harvest, a ministry devoted to seeing English speaking foreigners and natives become disciples of Christ. Sam has also pastored churches in North America.

Chul-Ki Ju – Mr Ju is a former Korean Ambassador to Morocco and to France, and now serves as Vice President and Secretary-General of the United Nations’ Global Compact Korea Network. He is also an elder of SaRang Community Church.

Hee Keun Kang – Mr Kang is the Senior Vice President of Samsung Electronics and the Executive Trustee of Samsung’s SungKyunKwan University Foundation in Seoul. He is also an elder of SaRang Community Church.

Sung-Joo Kim – Ms Kim is the founder of Sungjoo Group, a retail group that operates franchise stores for Marks & Spencer, Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci in South Korea. She is also Chairman and Chief Executive of MCM Group. In 2004 Ms Kim was named among the “Top 50 women to watch” by the Wall Street Journal.
In 2009, she set up SungJoo Foundation, which was established to accomplish Sungjoo Group’s philanthropic work under the Christian philosophy of faith, hope, and charity. Every year her company gives 10% of its profits back to society via charities or helping NGOs. Ms Kim is also a member of the board of World Vision.

Wyn Thomas – Mr Thomas is Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Welsh Medium and Civic Engagement at the University of Bangor in North Wales. His main role is to develop and lead the University’s strategies for furthering the Welsh language, bilingualism, and Welsh medium study, as well as to develop the University’s relationship with external organisations and the community.
Mr Thomas also serves as Elder and Church Secretary for Ebenezer Evangelical Church in Bangor.

Graham John – Rev John was the pastor of Seion Baptist Church in Maerdy, South Wales, between 1991 and 2006. He has been the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Swansea, South Wales, since 2006. Rev John is also Secretary for the Associating Evangelical Churches of Wales.

Mike Tindall – Rev Mike Tindall  was formerly a ‘headhunter’ in the world of business, but now serves as lead pastor of Grace Church Manchester, an FIEC church in urban south Manchester. Mike received his theological education at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and has been a church planter with Acts 29 Europe since 2010.

Solomon Kim –  Mr Solomon Kim is President and CEO of Kitchen Food Fair Inc. and a Board Member of Ontario Convenience Stores Association. He serves as an Elder in Dream Presbyterian Church, Toronto, and as President and CEO of the Korean North American branch of the Christian Business Men’s Connection (CBMC).

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