Reverend Kyongmook Ryu was born in Incheon, South Korea. Like Hannah in the Book of Samuel, Rev. Ryu’s mother dedicated her son to the Lord through fervent prayer. The faith and practices of his mother and grandmother remains a deep influence.
After receiving his Bachelor of Theology in 2005 from Seoul Methodist Theological, Rev. Ryu continued his studies at Drew Theological School, earning his Master of Divinity in 2009 and a Master of Arts in 2015. During his time at seminary, Rev. Ryu served as Christian Education Director, Praise Worship Leader and Youth Pastor in many churches in Korea, New Jersey and New York.
Rev. Ryu’s theological education, ministry experiences in diverse setting and spiritual discipline enriches the life of his congregation and has revitalized the churches where he serves. Rev. Ryu is married (Youngsun) and the father of two sons, Elliot and Aidan.
Korean United Methodist Church of Sheepshead Bay
3087 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11235-3606