Our Leadership


Rev. Dwight Yoo, Senior Pastor

Dwight was born and raised in the greater Philadelphia area. He graduated with a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and has been serving as the senior pastor of Renewal since 2009.

Dwight and his wife Paula are blessed with 3 sons and 1 daughter: Aiden, Evan, Dylan, and Lilian (Lily). He enjoys finding new restaurants with his wife and playing in city sports leagues. Dwight and Paula are grateful to be ministering in the city they know so well and love.

Rev. Ryan Egli, Executive Pastor

Ryan was raised in the cornfields of central Illinois. He graduated with a BS in Biblical Studies and Communications from Grace College and a Master of Divinity from Grace Theological Seminary. In 2021 he completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at Missio Seminary focusing on contextualizing urban ministry and education. In 2007 the Egli’s moved into the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia. He served as ministry director, pastor, and church planter with the Liberti Network of Chruches. He was ordained in Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 2015.

Ryan is the husband of Allison and is the father of Jacob and Benjamin. The family lives in West Philadelphia. He enjoys sports, playing basketball, collecting vinyl, and exploring and learning about the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Ryan joined the team at Renewal Presbyterian Church in 2020 and is excited to be a part of igniting a gospel-spreading movement in the greater Philadelphia area and beyond.

REV. Kyuboem Lee, Assistant Pastor

Kyuboem (Kyu) Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, then spent his teen years as a Missionary Kid in Nairobi, Kenya. He came to US as an international student, and graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in Biblical & Theological Studies, and from Westminster Theological Seminary with an MDiv and a DMin, Urban Mission emphasis. Kyu has lived, church planted, and ministered cross culturally in Philadelphia since 1993—7 years at Calvary Baptist Church, 11 years at Germantown Hope Community Church, and at Missio Seminary (formerly Biblical) as DMin Program Director and Associate Professor of Missiology since then. He edits the Journal of Urban Mission (http://jofum.com/), coaches church planters and re-missioning pastors with the V3 Movement and Iwa Collaborative, and serves as Leading Voice contributor at Missio Alliance. Kyu has been serving as Assistant Pastor at Renewal Presbyterian Church since January 2023. He has been married to Christe since 2001, and they live with their two sons, Amoz and Theo.

REV. Hansoo Jin, Assistant Pastor

Hansoo is a true Baltimorean, born in Baltimore and raised in and around the city. So he is and always will be an Oriole’s fan. But he could be persuaded to shift his allegiances in other sports. He enjoys food (eating and cooking), good fermented beverages, movies, and sports. 

Hansoo was also born and raised in the Church, but has experienced seasons of doubt, faith, rebellion, and repentance or some combination of them at various times of his life. Through it all, he is learning to live in and pursue the Kingdom of God.

In 2011, God blessed him with his better half, Wana. Over time, God has added three children to their crew: Jubilee, Evangeline, and Kairos. Together, they love exploring the city and you can often find them at a museum, book store, or playground. 
Justin Kim, Director of College Ministry

Justin was born and raised in/around Philadelphia. He graduated from Temple University with a BA in Sociology and from Westminster Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. Since he joined Renewal as a college freshman, he has served as a student-leader, praise team drummer, and pastoral intern. Currently, he is the Director of College Ministry. Justin and his wife, Pearl live just steps away from the Renewal West Philly church building.

Outside of ministry, Justin’s passions include music, drumming, NBA, outdoor activities, cooking, eating, playing board/video games and spending time with others.

Hannah Armbruster, West Philly Administrator
Mimi Ko, Center City Administrator
Addison Frank, Pastoral Intern
Addison was raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He graduated from Penn State University in 2015 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and is currently working on his M.Div at Reformed Theological Seminary. He currently works with Cru in Philadelphia at UPenn and USciences. Addison enjoys learning, watching and playing any sport, and laughing with friends.

Addison and his wife Emily live a block away from the West Philly church building and are loving the neighborhood! They both love finding good food, spending time with friends, and going to Phillies games.

Peter Musembi Ndaita, Pastoral Intern
Soojung Kim, Center City Children's Ministry Director


John Applegate
Isaac Kwon
Dan Pyun
Philip Scribano


Binh Applegate
(West Philly)
Anna Choe
(Center City)
Arlene Kwon
(West Philly)
Euria Min
(Center City)
Cynthia Sung
(West Philly)


Dan Chen
Jeremy Fahringer
Jason Kong
Grace Lee
Hon Lui
John Mosley
Sung Park
Chris Pham
Daniel Sung
melissa Tang

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