Sunghyuk was born in a Methodist pastoral family and raised in Seoul, South Korea. During his childhood, he lived in La Palma, CA, for four years following his family to study abroad. Sunghyuk received a B.Th. from Methodist Theological University in Seoul (2014), completed Clinical Pastoral Education (Level 1) at Morristown Medical Center (2018), received M.Div from Drew Theological School (2018), and is completing S.T.M from Drew in May 2021. Sunghyuk has served Arcola Korean UMC for more than six years, during which time he was in charge of Children and Youth Ministry, Director of Christian Education and AWANA Ministry. Sunghyuk is a happy man who had his wedding last November. His wife, Joy is a faithful talented musician, and they both are fulfilled with passion love to serve God with all their heart.