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Rev. David Kim

Lake Fellow in Parish Ministry

317-726-5427 | [email protected]

After 13 years of exploration, David Kim’s journey comes full circle with a return to Indianapolis, the very place where his American adventure began as a foreign student. Born into a family of ministers at Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea—an Assemblies of God affiliate—David’s curiosity about the Holy Spirit’s transformative work within and beyond the walls of the church was sparked at an early age.

When he was 20, David left his motherland and moved to the United States to attend Moody Bible Institute, majoring in Biblical Studies. His time there solidified his biblical foundation and helped him discern his sense of call, which he had first heard the whisperings of at the age of six. This curiosity consistently pushed David out of his comfort zone, leading him to join the U.S. Army. There, David became a U.S. citizen and served as a behavioral health specialist, helping fellow soldiers with PTSD and other mental health crises.

A graduate of Duke Divinity School, David served several Korean American churches and completed an internship at White Memorial Presbyterian Church (WMPC) in Raleigh, NC. WMPC has since become his home church, where his Presbyterian identity began to take deep root in the soil of the Reformed tradition. David was ordained at his home church on September 16, 2023.

Before joining the Lake Fellow Program, David completed a year-long chaplain residency at Duke University Hospital. In this space, he often reflected on the theological concept of “home” as he accompanied infants, children, and their families on their journeys. David is a coffee enthusiast and unwavering Chelsea FC fan. You might spot him along the Monon Trail often, as he enjoys going for runs to clear his mind and connect with God’s creation.

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