Reverend Hyuk Seonwoo, an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, joined the United Methodist Church of Martha’s Vineyard as the pastor in July 2019. For the past 18 years, he was the pastor of the Zion Korean United Methodist Church in Warwick, R.I. Hyuk also served as a vice president and board member of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy. His publications include "Immersion into the Reign of God: Initiation Process of the Marginalized in Asia" (Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 2009), “The Rhythm of ‘Loosen-Empty-Push’: Liturgy in Pursuit of Christian Unity” (Journal of World Christianity 7, no 1), and “Living as Sacramental Jars of Clay” (Yale ISM Review 4.2, Fall 2018). He has been a Tai Chi facilitator in church and community settings.
Rev. Seonwoo earned his Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies from the Graduate Division of Religion at Drew University, Th.M. from Harvard Divinity School, M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology. He is married to Younglang Seonwoo and has two sons, Eunki and Hyunki.