Rev Hui Young Han

“I was born in South Korea as the youngest child of the family who has a great heart for God.

After encountering the Holy Spirit when I was a teenager, I established my base of theology under the influence of Calvinism.

In my mid 20’s, I migrated to New Zealand and enjoyed my freedom of exploration on various theological view points and debates at Laidlaw College.

After I joined the ordination training of the Methodist Church of New Zealand at Trinity Theological College,  I opened up to an importance of social justice and practical theology in today’s church, based on John Wesley’s theology and ministry.

I began my Ministry at Morrinsville Methodist Church in 2015, as a student Supply Minister and was ordained in October 2016. I was much loved by the caring congregation.

In 2019, I became the Minister of Whangaparaoa Methodist Parish which has three different congregations.

There I saw a need for an inter generational ministry and experienced a great fulfillment when my ministry created a sense of inter generational and cross-cultural connections among the congregations.

In 2023, I began a new chapter of my ministry journey at St. Stephen’s Uniting Church in Wodonga, Australia.

With my heart and passion, I endeavor to create a space for both, the older and younger, to feel a belonging in the presence of God and to welcome the uniqueness of generational and cultural identities with recognition of their different needs.”