“You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine. Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.”

— Titus 2:1-2

The leadership at Metro Church does not act as a sole “proprietor” in the governing and administration of the church; in other words, they partner together—as experienced ministers and counselor, ordained for the purpose of serving in the Gospel ministry. We benefit from the experience of mentors and church planter partners who can guide the growth of our body until we are able to train and elect our own representative leadership (consisting of elders and deacons).

Our Provisional Session

Donny Cho

Donny Cho is the Senior Pastor of Metro Church, founded out of a small prayer meeting that began in September 2008. Metro is a church-planting movement that is committed to personal and corporate renewal, the re-training and mobilization of “outward-faced” teams, and the rebuilding of the city. Donny Cho is responsible for establishing the overall vision, direction, strategy, and objectives for the Metro community, and is a regular preacher during its Sunday Worship Service. He leads the training, development, and empowerment of the church’s staff and leadership teams. Donny graduated from Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School, completed a double-major in Biology and Chemistry at Brandeis University, and completed the four-year Leadership And Ministry Preparation (LAMPhilly) program in Philadelphia (for city ministry training). He and his wife Angela have been married since February 2010.

Timothy Shin

Timothy Shin is responsible for operational leadership over many of Metro’s primary ministries and strategic objectives, and is a regular worship leader during its Sunday Worship Service. As the Director of Worship at Metro, Timothy Shin also oversees the training and development of the worship staff for congregational worship, and serves as a regular worship leader during the Sunday Worship Service. He is also responsible for the establishment of strategic initiatives for the future mobilization of worship ministries throughout the Metro network. Tim graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Management, and is studying to complete his pastoral degree at Reformed Theological Seminary.

Hee Jun Rho

Hee Jun Rho is a product director at Cadient Group and has been a Philadelphia-area resident since 2005, after he graduated with an MBA from Georgetown University. He has been a brother, confidante, and partner in ministry, having served alongside Donny Cho since their University and Graduate School days in the Boston area (1992-2003). He earned his undergraduate degree in Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, and also earned his MBA at Georgetown University. Choosing to work in Philadelphia with the prospect of being a part of a Gospel-movement in the city, Hee Jun was ordained as a Ruling Elder in 2009, and has a heart for biblical counseling, and connecting with people along their spiritual journeys. Residing in the King of Prussia area after years of living along the Ben Franklin Parkway, Hee Jun Rho has been a consistent friend and trustworthy partner in the Gospel ministry.

Our Executive Staff

Justin Park

Justin Park serves as the Director of Communications and also oversees the Couples’ Ministry at Metro. He was born and raised in the greater Philadelphia area and graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Justin completed his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is happily married to Agnes and has two energetic boys, Owen and Theo.

Brian Park

Brian Park serves as the Director of University Ministries and is responsible for the training and development of the college students at Metro. Brian is a native Philadelphian, who received his Bachelors of Science in Education from Temple University and his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. Brian has a passion for Gospel-renewal in Philadelphia with multiple sites and church plants through Metro.

Our Ministry Directors

Kevin Ro

Kevin Ro was born and raised in the greater Philadelphia area. He graduated from the Fox School of Business at Temple University and currently works as a healthcare consultant. He is passionate about helping people plug into the various communities that make up the church, and, to that end, serves as the Director of Hospitality. In this role, Kevin is responsible for developing and managing Metro’s Welcoming, Ushering, and Fellowship teams.

Christina Kim

Tina Kim serves as the Director of Metro Kids. A graduate of Rutgers University with a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, Tina currently teaches Fourth Grade at a private school in the Greater Philadelphia area. She hopes to use her experience as an educator, along with her expertise on the core team of a Gospel-centered non-profit children’s organization, to supplement her role at Metro. Tina desires to equip, encourage, and serve the families of Metro by providing innovative, Gospel-based curriculum, practice, training, and leadership to all teachers and children across all sites.

Melissa Chiu

Melissa Chiu is the Assistant Director of Outreach at Metro and is responsible for establishing, organizing, and implementing various outreach initiatives throughout our Philadelphia neighborhoods. Melissa also oversees the development of partnerships with local Mercy ministries to further expand Metro’s engagement in the city. Melissa received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at The College of New Jersey and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Arcadia University.

Angela Cho

Angela Cho is the Director of the Women’s Fellowship at Metro. She leads the women in pursuit of knowing God, loving Jesus, and fellowshipping in His Spirit through planned gatherings that include the reading of His Word, sharing in lives, and praying together. She is responsible for establishing the vision and direction, objectives, and strategic implementation of activities for this ministry. Angela graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in the Biological Basis of Behavior and has both a Masters and Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Temple University. She is the wife of Senior Pastor Donny Cho.

Paul Choi

Paul Choi serves as the Director of Digital Communications at Metro. He is responsible for leading the team of web developers to demonstrate how technology could be used to advance the Gospel in Philadelphia and beyond. Passionate about all things science and technology, he desires to serve the church by developing effective applications and engaging web experiences. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Data Science at Temple University.

Our Pastoral Interns

Joshua Kim

Joshua Kim was born and raised in Philadelphia. He desires to see the proclamation and exaltation of Jesus Christ in all neighborhoods throughout the city. Joshua desires to be involved with outreach teams within local communities, building Gospel partnerships throughout the city to engage young adults, and growing as a potential church planter in situ. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree at Westminster Theological Seminary.

Andrew Pae

Andrew Pae serves our university ministry, assisting in training and developing college students at Metro’s College Fellowship. Andrew was born in Philadelphia, but raised in Cherry Hill, NJ. He received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Rutgers University (Camden), and is currently studying at Westminster Theological Seminary toward a Masters of Divinity degree.