Rev. Mark Hong immigrated from South Korea in 1971 and grew up in Southern California. For 34 years, he has ministered to both Korean-speaking immigrant congregations and English-speaking next generation Korean American and multiethnic congregations.
Rev. Hong began serving in the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii, Presbyterian Church USA in 1982, starting as Director of Education at Downey Presbyterian Church in Los Ranchos Presbytery. From there, he went on to roles as director of education, associate pastor, and head of staff at several churches in presbyteries across Southern California. He began his current position as Executive and Stated Clerk for the synod in 2017.
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