Picture of Minjung and Yosub

Pastor Yosub Namgung is married to Minjung Kim, and they have no children yet. Pastor Yosub and Minjung love to travel, to drink coffee/tea, and to do crabbing. They joined Lower UMC in July of 2021.

Yosub Namgung was born and grew up in Taebaek, South Korea. His father is a pastor of the Korean Methodist Church. He grew up in a Methodist tradition. Even though Yosub was called when he was eighteen years old, he needed the time to explore and to confirm the calling for 15 years. 

Yosub earned his Bachelor’s degree in Theology at Mokwon University in South Korea. He entered Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, in 2006, and he graduated with M.Div degree in 2009. For further study, he enrolled at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He returned to Korea in 2012, and he came back to Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, in 2014 and graduated with M.A degree in 2016. He served as the associate pastor of the Arlington Korean UMC in Arlington for one year. In 2017, he was received into the Virginia Conference, and he was appointed to Bethel-St. Matthew Charge at Mathews County.