our leadership

Pastoral Staff

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.

Ryan was raised in the cornfields of central Illinois. He graduated with BS in Biblical Studies and Communications from Grace College and a Master of Divinity from Grace Theological Seminary. He is currently working on his 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. 

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).

While RCF is his top priority, Dan enjoys running around Philadelphia, playing softball, eating Sichuan Chinese food, and engaging in social media so his sermons to college students have a relatable context.

Travis was born and raised in sunny Southern California. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego with a BA in Political Science, he moved to Washington DC and worked for various branches of the government. It was in DC that Travis met his wife, Esther, and there that God blessed them with 3 sons: big brother Cal and twin boys, Lachlan and Lleyton. 

Travis felt a call to ministry in DC and completed a Masters of Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary. He became he Pastors of Community Groups at Renewal in July 2018, and is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). When he isn’t busy chasing his sons around, he likes to cook and enjoy good food, to visit art museums, listen to music, watch various sports (like Formula1 racing, the Tour de France, NFL football, ATP Tennis), to play various sports and games, and to help people discover anew God’s great grace in the Gospel.

Elders

John Applegate

Isaac Kwon

Chris Chong

Deacons

Dan Chen

Jason Kim

Sung Park

Jae Sim

Daniel Sung

Deaconesses

Krissy Kim

Pauline Lee

Angela Kim

Megan Lui

Euria Chung Min

Staff

Miriam Sim, Children's Ministry Director