Our Planning Worship Team
Pastor Choi was ordained in Korean Methodist Church in 2005. He served as a chaplain in Korea Air Force from 2007 to 2010. He was ordained in Korean Methodist Church in 2005. He served as a chaplain in Korea Air Force from 2007 to 2010. He came to the United States in 2011 to pursue his studies and is currently in Ph.D. program at Drew Theological Seminary.
Pastor Choi started his ministry in The United Methodist Church in July 2021, being appointed to St. Mark’s UMC and Ulster Heights UMC. Currently, he serves Ellenville UMC, St. Mark’s UMC, Kripplebush UMC, and The Federated Church of Kerhonkson. He attends Kerhonkson every second Sunday of the month to conduct service and communion.
Pastor Choi lives in Napanoch with his wife, SungHee, and his two children, Jayce and Alan.
Lead Pastor WooYoung Choi
Martin was born and raised in Kerhonkson, NY. He was baptized at Kerhonkson Federated Church and attended Sunday school here. His mother, Joan Waruch was his teacher. Martin graduated from Rondout Valley High School and later achieved a Bachelor degree of Science in Finance with a minor in Economics from Rochester Institute of Technology.
In Martin's words, "Our Father in Heaven has called me to the ministry and I will do all I can for the Methodist faith and as a disciple of Jesus Christ."
Assistant Pastor Martin Waruch
Tetiana has been a member of Kerhonkson Federated Church since 1987. Rev. Juanita Middlebrook was the Pastor of the church at that time, and she is grateful for her spiritual guidance, and love that has changed Tetiana's life forever. She gives recognition to George and Nancy Schwab, and Rev. Arlenet Dawber for their support and direction in her music ministry.
God had a plan for Tetiana the day she walked into this church and the blessings continue to unfold! KFC has become such a vital part of her life, thanks to God!
Kelley is the Christian Development Leader.
Milton is the church Vice President.