Ken Sunoo

Pastor of Global Ministries

Born in Korea, I came to the US at age four and was raised in the Bay Area. I attended U.C. Berkeley and Princeton Theological Seminary, after which I ministered at churches in California, New Jersey, Maryland, and Seoul, Korea before coming to Seattle. I'm a loyal fan of Bay Area teams: Cal Bears, San Francisco Forty-Niners and Giants, Oakland A’s, and Golden State Warriors.  My hobbies include playing and watching sports (especially basketball), reading, and watching movies. I prefer birthday PIES over cakes. 


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Valerie Giesbrecht

Director, Language Institute

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Stephanie Lam

Executive Assistant to Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor of Adult Discipleship and Senior Director of Outreach

I am a recent graduate of UW with a psychology degree, dance minor, and interests in nutrition and healthcare. I found UPC during college through various means, including former high school friends and serving through International Disciples as their Outreach Coordinator. I enjoy the outdoors and learning about different cultures through music, food (eating and cooking), and dance!

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Polly Yorioka

Associate Director of Young Adult Ministries and Missional Communities

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