pastor francis chang

Pastor Francis has been the senior pastor of Sojourner Presbyterian Church since its inception in 2007.   He received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1995 and his M. Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in  1999.  He was then ordained in the KAPC in 2000.

Pastor Francis is married to his college sweetheart, Yeran, and has 2 teenaged children, Christian and Mia.  The family is currently residing in Fort Lee, NJ.  Pastor Francis enjoys good food, good conversations, and hanging out with his family.  He also loves to talk to people about Jesus Christ.

LEADERSHIP & STAFF

Our church is led by a teaching elder, Pastor Francis Chang, and four ruling elders.  The ruling elders were ordained in Fall 2010.

  • JASON CHA                                                                                                                   ElDER

    Jason leads the Central Bergen County Community Group. 

    He is a native of Queens, NY but moved to NJ in 2007, when he married Hannah. They reside in River Edge and have two children, Kayla (9) and Christopher (6).

  • LESON LEE                                                                                                                         ELDER

    Leson leads the Westchester NY/North Bergen NJ Community Group.  He is also the treasurer for Sojourner.  He grew up in Philadelphia and then spent 11 years in the Midwest going to college in Michigan and working in Chicago.  In 2004, he moved to NY to pursue a finance career.  He is married to Boyoon and together they have four children - Joshua, MacKenzie, Micah and Phoebe.  He lives in Irvington, NY.  


  • ZAE KIM                                                                                                                          ELDER

    Zae leads the New York City Community Group. In his free time, Zae likes to relax by watching K-dramas with his wife Amy. One of his favorite Bible verses is 1 Peter 2:9-10 - "9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."

  • BRIAN LEE                                                                                                                     ELDER

    Brian leads the North Bergen Community Group.  He has attended Sojourner Presbyterian Church for the past 8 years with his wife Joanne and children, Brandon and Samantha.  The Lee's call Englewood Cliffs home, along with super doggie Auggie.  Brian is always excited about the future and can't wait for what God has in store.

  • GRACE LEE                                                               children's Ministry Director

    Grace was born and raised in the suburbs of Pennsylvania and then attended Boston University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism.  Grace later pursued her passion of working with children and received her masters in Early Childhood Education at Montclair State University.  She is currently an adjunct professor at a local community college teaching early childhood education and child development.  Grace and her husband, Dan have three children: Elizabeth, Aaron, and  Rebekah.

  • AIMEE PARK                                                                       Administrative Assistant

    Aimee is a native of the NJ/NY area and has attended Sojourner since its beginnings in 2007. She is thankful for the Biblical teaching and genuine Christian fellowship she receives from Sojourner and is happy to help Pastor Francis and fellow church members by serving as Administrative Assistant. She spends most of her time caring for her husband and 3 children (Lindsay, Zachary, and Luke) in Ridgewood, NJ. Aimee also enjoys baking, sewing, watching baseball, and drinking coffee.