Our Leadership

Pastoral Staff

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. Dan Whang, Center city campus Pastor

Dan was raised in Livingston, New Jersey. He graduated with a BA in Sociology from Rutgers University and a Master of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary. Dan has been on staff as the Renewal College Fellowship’s lead pastor since 2007. He is an ordained minister in the Korean-American Presbyterian Church (KAPC).

Dan enjoys running around Philadelphia, playing softball, eating Sichuan Chinese food, and engaging in social media.

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.

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.


John Applegate
Chris Chong
Isaac Kwon
Dan Pyun


Dan Chen
Jason Kim
Joe Lee
Hon Lui
Sung Park
Daniel Sung


Krissy Kim
Angela Kim


Ashley Song

Children’s Ministry Coordinator for Center City

Pearl Kim

Director of Children’s Ministry

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