How I Do Ministry: Seungsoo

I’ve always been curious of how other pastors and church leaders work. So I shamelessly ripped of’s How I Work series and began to ask other church leaders questions about their work. 

Seungsoo ‘RJ’ Jun

Location: Roanoke VA
Your Ministry: Lead Pastor @ Raleigh Court UMC
One word that describes how you work: Passionate (hope so)
Current mobile device: iPhone 7
Current computer/laptop: MacBook Air

Connect with Seungsoo:

Describe a recent work day:
It’s a snow day for us, so I’m sitting in my recliner gazing in my MacBook Air, as I see the snow fall.

Gadgets/apps/tools that you cannot live without:
Of course my iPhone.

What’s your workspace set up like?
I have a stand up desk and a round table for meeting people. In my office I have a pour over coffee set and a dutch coffee brewer, opened to everyone who stops by.

Best short-cut; life hack you use:
I don’t think it is a short cut, but love a website called Helps you to make design professionally, with limited background knowledge.

How do you keep track of what you have to do:
Application called ‘Todoist’

What’s one of the least favorite aspects of what you have to do:
Dealing with opposition, with love

Passion/Side project of yours?
I have few:
1. Woodworking – Love the time in my shop. Get my mind out of things and don’t know how time passes. One area I can be like Jesus.
2. Brewing Dutch Coffee  – We started brewing dutch coffee, in my office, for mission fund raising. I can guarantee that it will be one of the best coffee you ever had.
3. Translating ministry resources to Korean – I translate ministry resources, under the permission of the writer, into Korean and share it with Korean pastors.
4. Uber Driving – This is my way to connect with the community.

What gives you joy about your work:
Small things that come back. A persons comment that starts with saying, “Remember…” Shows that in that person’s memory I exist.

Currently reading/ or anything you’d recommend one to read:
Strongly recommend Mark Clifton’s Reclaiming Glory: Revitalizing Dying churches.


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