Rev. Young Lan Kim joined the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2006 after she experienced Mix in ‘06. As she took her internship at First Christian Church of North Hollywood she found her “home” and became a member of the church in 2007. Prior to this, Young served as Associate Minister for children at Shepherd Hill United Methodist Church and Namgajoo Fellowship Church for 10 years.
Young graduated from Hanyang University and studied Film and Drama in Korea. She studied MA in theatre, focused on directing at Indiana State University and MFA in Acting at University of Hawaii. She obtained her Masters of Divinity at San Francisco Theological Seminary and was ordained in January 2011 at First Christian Church of North Hollywood. She is married to Rev. Young Jun Yang who is serving the Korean American community as a pastoral counselor at Rothem Institute for Holistic Healing and Arts. Rothem Institute for Holistic Healing and Arts is a part of the Spirit of Foothills Ministry located in La Cresenta. Together they have three children: two girls, Ha-un Priscilla and Ha-nul Lydia, and one boy, Ha-min Joshua.
With an MA in Directing and MFA in Acting, Young has worked as a playwright, a director, an actress, and a teacher who has found exciting, creative ways to explore spirituality through drama. Since 2003, Young has produced many creative bilingual dramas (Korean & English) delivering the messages of God and healing people. She wrote the original script of “Can You Hear Me, Now?” for the Quadrennial 2010. She directed the play and performed during the Assembly. She serves as Vice President of Korean Disciples in the Pacific Southwest Region and as a Board member of Disciples Seminary Foundation. In her drama ministry, she is an executive and artistic director of Theatre T.A.L. (True Actor’s League) and is producing a radio drama at GBC (Gospel Broadcasting Company).
Young loves to cook Korean food and to play with children.