Introducing Rev. Henry Kim, New Senior Pastor – Brunswick Church

We were delighted to welcome Rev. Henry Kim as the new Senior Pastor for the Brunswick Church in Troy NY. Being new to our area, we took a moment to connect with Henry and learn a little more about him. You can also read the email introduction written by Rev. Elizabeth Shen O’Connor here.

Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, any siblings, etc? 

My family immigrated to the US from Korea when I was almost five years old. We first moved to Philadelphia where my father was associate pastor at First Korean Presbyterian Church and mom worked as a nurse in the area. I have one younger brother. My father passed away when I was in high school and that spurred my mom to get her ordination late in life. I am married to Anne, who I meet while we were both in seminary, and have two wonderful children, Christian, who is twelve and Scarlett, who is five.

How did you connect with PC(USA)? 

I connected to the PC(USA) in two ways. First, I blame my father who was a pastor in the old UPC. He planted Korean ethnic congregations around the country. During high school I was a YAD and took part in the life of the church in many ways. After high school though, I stopped attending PC(USA) churches and was involved with churches in other denominations. It wasn’t until I was stationed in Hawaii that I reconnected with the PC(USA). First Presbyterian Church in Honolulu became my church home while I was serving in the Army in Hawaii. It was the church that sent me into ministry.

Share with us a little about your hobbies? 

I love photography, sports, cycling, backpacking, reading and spending time with my family.

Is there anything new you have found yourself enjoying are looking forward to in Capital Region? 

I am still new to the area, though I did live in Syracuse as a child. I am particularly looking forward to riding on the Mohawk-Hudson bike trail once the weather warms up.

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