“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.

Cindy Cho
CHILDREN’S EDUCATION DIRECTOR

Cindy Cho is a middle school math teacher at Germantown Academy. A native to the Philadelphia-area, Cindy graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania but decided that her true passion was working with children. This prompted her to move to Boston, where she received her Masters in Education from Tufts University. Cindy serves as the Children’s Education Director and is responsible for the training and coordination of the core teachers and assistants at Metro Presbyterian Church. She also spearheads the development of the core curriculum used to educate our children, believing that each lesson must be aligned to the Gospel-centric values of the church, and she desires to bring its children into the “covenantal membership model” of our community. Cindy currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband, Danny, and two sons, Jayden and Micah.