Dear Laity and Clergy of Charlottesville District,
I greet you in the name of our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ who loves us and abides in us in God’s overflowing grace, love, and peace.
My name is Hyo Lee. My wife, Kay and I are very excited that we will serve the district in the coming years. Last June, I transitioned to the Richmond District office from serving a local church during the pandemic. And on June 30 of this year, I have settled in at the district parsonage in Charlottesville. With this, I see this appointment change as an added blessing that I get to serve the Lord in Charlottesville area with you, as Rev. Danny Kesner said, “God’s good people.”
Please know that I will be staying one week in Charlottesville and another in Richmond, alternating. As I seek to learn the district churches, laity, and clergy, so that I can best support you, I will be relying on the help of the three lay leaders and the leadership of the clergy association. But, for details, two District administrators will help me with coordinating my meetings and schedule. So, if you need to contact me or schedule meetings, Mrs. Linda Truslow (email@example.com, 434-977-4254) and the Richmond district office Mrs. MaryKaye Cochran (firstname.lastname@example.org, 804-521-1124) will assist you. Or you can contact me at Charlottesvilleds@vaumc.org
As we begin ministry together in this confusing, challenging, and uncertain time, I would like to share with you the word of God that anchors my soul: Ephesians 3:20-21: “Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Italics are added)
I look forward to serving the Lord with you in the coming years.
Charlottesville/Richmond District Superintendent
Dr. Lee was born in South Korea in 1964, and raised in a Christian home through the faith of his mother and grandmother. After graduating from Yonsei University, one of the schools established by Presbyterian and Methodist missionaries in 1885, he served three years in the Army as an officer. In 1990, he came to the States to further his theological education. He completed his M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary, and Ph.D., from Vanderbilt University Graduate School. He was ordained in the Tennessee Annual Conference as an elder in 1999, and transferred to the Virginia Conference in 2000. He previously served churches in Arlington, Danville, Winchester, and Alexandria districts. While serving a local church in Winchester, he also taught biblical studies at Shenandoah University. He has served on the District Committee of Ordained Ministries, Conference Board of Ordained Ministries, CEMCA, and Asian American Ministers’ Associations. Rev. Lee and his wife, Kay, who is a registered nurse, have two children, Joshua and Sophia living in the Washington D.C. area.