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John Cha
Reverend John Cha
(EC Lead Pastor)

Pastor John Cha (or PJ) serves as the lead pastor of the English-Congregation of ODPC. He loves it when the people get "into the Word" and more so, when the Word gets into the people. The most exciting place for him to be is in a small group, where he sees a microcosm of the church in action -- the Word, the Spirit, ministry, God's people altogether. For the past 16 years, he’s had the joy of growing at ODPC (his home church) in various capacities including assistant pastor, teaching pastor and lead pastor. He graduated from the University of Virginia ('94) and Regent College in British Columbia ('96). He's very happily married to his wife, Leanne, and together they enjoy raising their three kids - David, Noah, and Hannah. In his spare time, PJ loves to go on date nights with Leanne, read, do yard work, eat curry, possibly run long distance, and play with the kids.

Office Hours: M, T, TH, F, SA, 9AM-4PM, S 1PM-3PM
Email: John.cha@odpcec.org
Phone: 703-318-8972 x135

Brian Mendoza
Pastor Brian Mendoza
(NextGen – Youth Group, College-Aged, Young Adult)

Pastor Brian Mendoza oversees the Encounter ministries of the church, focused on shaping our congregation's understanding of the gospel and experience of God through weekly worship services, prayer meetings, intercessory prayer ministries, discipleship classes, and other strategic Encounter initiatives. He also oversees S.A.L.T. (Seekers After Living Truth), Open Door's college-age ministry. Prior to joining our EC pastoral staff in 2010, Pastor Brian served as a pastor for our youth group from 2006-2007 and enjoys welcoming his former youth students into our congregation. A native of Northern Virginia, Pastor Brian attended Centreville High School before graduating from George Mason University with a B.A. in Psychology. He received his training in preparation for pastoral ministry at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Pastor Brian enjoys reading, Crossfit and laughs over good food.

Office Hours: M, T, TH, F, 10AM-6PM
Email: Brian.mendoza@odpcec.org
Phone: 703-318-8972 x133

Jane Choi
Pastor KJ Ahn
(Exchange Ministries)

Pastor KJ is serving with the Exchange ministries of our church. He and his wife, Carolyn, met and married during college and have been blessed with two energetic children - Christian and Karis. Prior to joining ODPC, Pastor KJ had the privilege and joy of serving and journeying with a great family of God at Young Nak Celebration Church in Los Angeles for almost nine years - three years as a pastor of High School & Family Ministry and six years as an associate pastor of the English Congregation. Ever since his days at Princeton Theological Seminary, from which he received M.Div. degree, his passion has been to connect and walk with people to learn and grow together as disciples of Christ. He is often described by his close friends as one who "breathes" and "lives" community because he has a deep passion and commitment to help as many people engage in authentic gospel community with one another for the transformation of lives and the world to which we are sent.

Office Hours: T-F, 9AM-4PM
Email: kj.ahn@odpcec.org
Phone: 703-318-8972 x135

Tae Gam
Pastor Tae Gam
(Exchange Ministries)

Tae grew up in Herndon and attended Virginia Tech where she met her husband David.  After graduating with a BS in Psychology, God called her to attend seminary and use her life to bring people into a closer relationship with Him.  With a double Masters in Christian Education and Marriage and Family Counseling, she added a MRS degree in 2002 and married her college sweetheart.  They have three children Kaitlyn, Alyssa, and Ryan and lived near Atlanta, Georgia for six years until 2008 when they moved back to the area.

Building strong families and helping people achieve their fullest potential in Christ has always been a driving force in her life and she is excited to see what God will do through the youngest members and their families here at Open Door. 

Office Hours: T and TH 9AM-1PM and by appointment
Email: Tae.gam@odpcec.org
Phone: 404-512-2271

Daniel Kim
Reverend Daniel Kim
(Extend Ministries)

Pastor Daniel oversees the Extend ministries of the church. He is passionate about seeing the Gospel lived out in every cultural endeavor, and wants to challenge people to reflect on how the Gospel affects every aspect of life. Pastor Daniel is a graduate of UNC at Charlotte ('97), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School ('02). Pastor Daniel is happily married to his wife, Sophia and has two lively sons Tyler and Ethan. In his spare time, Pastor Daniel loves playing sports, fixing things that are broken and just being outside enjoying God's beautiful nature.

Office Hours: T-F, 9AM-4PM
Email: Daniel.kim@odpcec.org
Phone: 703-318-8972 x138

Jaekyung Kim Pastor Jaekyung Kim
(Christian Education - Fruitful Vineyard Ministry)

Pastor Jaekyung immigrated to Richmond when she was eight years old. She has an undergraduate degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2002, she graduated from Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education with a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Christian Education. Pastor Jaekkyung will be serving as a director in Children's Ministry, she enjoys developing programs and sharing the love of Christ with children. Her goal is for children to know and build a loving relationship with Christ. She and her family, husband Pat and two-year-old son Myles, love taking random adventures to new food hot spots and enjoy spending time outdoors.

Office Hours: T-F, 9AM-4PM
Email: Jaekyung.kim@odpcec.org
Phone: 703-318-8972 x137

Jane Choi
Jane Choi

There are only two things you need to know about Jane: she’s a runner and she loves college basketball.  Her favorite team is her alma mater, the Carolina Tar Heels.  Jane was born and raised in the Northern Virginia area, but has lived in other parts of the country as well as Korea. 

Office Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9AM-5PM, Mondays and Saturdays by Appointment
Email: Jane.choi@odpcec.org
Phone: 703-318-8972
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