“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 Presbyterian 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).

Metro Presbyterian Church is blessed to have an excellent staff of leaders who advise and guide the strategy and direction of our church’s maturity. Their objective is to “walk” the journey with the team until our body is prepared for our next phase of leadership—the formal election and ordination of elders and deacons. The following are our provisional leaders, for whom we are privileged to serve alongside:

Our Provisional Leadership

Rev. Greg Hobaugh
TEACHING ELDER

Greg Hobaugh was the English Service Ministry Pastor of the Chinese Christian Church and Center in Philadelphia until 2008 before accepting a position as the Dean of Students at Westminster Theological Seminary (until 2012). An excellent administrator and theological practitioner, Rev. Hobaugh acts as the Clerk of the Philadelphia Presbytery, and teaches Church History in the LAMP Philly Program. A pastor at heart, Greg has served as Donny Cho’s mentor, trainer, partner, and brother in ministry since 2003, and was the first person to encourage him to consider planting a church in Philadelphia. Residing just outside the East Falls area, Greg Hobaugh is a devoted husband, loving father, and has a heart for the Gospel in the city.

www.tenth.org

Rev. Angelo Juliani
TEACHING ELDER

Angelo Juliani is the Senior Pastor of Bridge Community Church located near the East Oak Lane area of Philadelphia, and also serves as the President of Swaziland Relief, a fund that supports missionary activities in Africa. Formerly, Angelo served as the Chairman of the Board of CityNet Ministries, an organization intended to support church-planting efforts in the city. A passionate minister, preacher, and communicator, Rev. Juliani has served as Donny Cho’s mentor, partner, and brother since 2010. He is the son-in-law and trainee of Dr. Jack Miller (and wife Rose Marie), who founded the New Life Church “network”—and whose ministerial influence on Metro Presbyterian Church reaches to the core of our vision and values. Residing in Jenkintown, Angelo Juliani has a vibrant family, and is committed to the people he serves.

www.bridgephilly.org

Dr. Ed Welch
RULING ELDER

Ed Welch is a counselor, writer, and faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF), serving for over 30 years as a counselor. He earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah, and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Dr. Welch befriended members of the church plant who were “incubating” at Bridge Community Church during the years 2010-2012; Donny Cho had the privilege of preaching in-rotation alongside Ed Welch during this period. Nevertheless, long before they met, much of the core leadership at Metro Presbyterian Church had been influenced greatly by Ed’s books, which include: When People Are Big and God is Small, Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave, Running Scared, and Shame Interrupted. His Gospel-centered counsel of Scripture, his love for his family, and he and his wife Sheri’s hospitality have been incredible demonstrations of grace-in-life.

www.ccef.org

Hee Jun Rho
RULING ELDER

Hee Jun Rho is a product director at Animas, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, 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 the PCA 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

Donny Cho
SENIOR PASTOR AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Donny Cho is the Senior Pastor of Metro Presbyterian Church, founded out of a small prayer meeting that began in September, 2008. Metro Presbyterian Church 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 “MetroPres” 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, completed the four-year Leadership And Ministry Preparation (LAMPhilly) program in Philadelphia (for city ministry training), and is working to complete his pastoral degree at Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his wife Angela have been married since February 2010.

Brian Park
DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY MINISTRIES

Brian Park serves as the Director of University Ministries and is responsible for the training and development of the college students at MetroPres. 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 and the local college campuses in the city.

Timothy Shin
DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP MINISTRIES

As the Director of Worship at Metro Presbyterian Church, Timothy Shin 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 MetroPres 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.

Our Ministry Directors

Kevin Ro
DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY

Kevin 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.

Alice Park
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Alice Park is a second grade teacher at The City School. A native to the greater Philadelphia area, Alice pursued her passion of working with children by graduating from the College of Education at Temple University. Alice serves as the Director of Children’s Ministry and is responsible for training and coordinating teachers and assistants at Metro Presbyterian Church. She also nurtures and guides children while implementing a Gospel-centered curriculum that is age appropriate.

Melissa Chiu
DIRECTOR OF MERCY MINISTRIES

Melissa Chiu is the Director of Mercy Ministries at Metro Presbyterian Church and is responsible for establishing, organizing, and implementing various outreach initiatives throughout our Philadelphia neighborhoods. Melissa also oversees the development of partnerships w/ 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.

Guirae Jang
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

As the Director of Communications at Metro Presbyterian Church, Guirae Jang is responsible for the communication strategy & implementation for internal and external channels. His hope is to exude the core values of Metro Presbyterian Church through the curation & distribution of content shaped by the Gospel. Guirae is a Bay Area, CA transplant who came to Philadelphia to attend graduate school. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at San Francisco State University and received his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. Guirae currently works at Market Resource Partners, a predictive analytics tech company. He and his wife Heidi have been married since June 2017.

Heidi Jang
COMMUNITY GROUP DIRECTOR

As Community Group Director, Heidi Jang oversees and shepherds community group leaders while strategizing the continual growth of these groups. Heidi was raised in the Greater Philadelphia area then attended New York University where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Urban Design and Architecture Studies. Heidi’s love for Philadelphia and her vision to engage growth in the city prompted her to move back to Philadelphia where she received her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. She currently resides in East Falls and works as a high school counselor at The City School.

Angela Cho
DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP

Angela is the Director of the Women’s Fellowship at Metro Presbyterian Church.  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.