Staff and Ministry Leaders


Chul Yoo, Senior Pastor

Chul was installed as the lead pastor at Christ Community Church in June 2015.  Chul has worked at a Christian substance abuse center in South Carolina and has pastored in Illinois and Georgia. He is married to Lauri, his college sweetheart, and they have three children: Sophie, Theo, and Chloe.  He studied at the Moody Bible Institute, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Duke University.

Twitter: @ChulHYoo

Peter Kim, Pastoral Assistant

Peter is the current Pastoral Assistant at Christ Community. He graduated with a B.A. in Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park and received a Pharm.D. from the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. At church, he serves as a worship leader and college group leader. He enjoys working as a pharmacist, but his passion lies within missions and the spread of the gospel. Peter and his wife, Tina, have three children: Evangeline, Oliver, and Charlotte.


Beth Clifton, Church Office Manager

Beth, a native Kentuckian, attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a B.S. in Management Studies. Beth retired from her position as Senior Accounting Manager at the Commonweal Foundation (now the Bainum Family Foundation) several years ago, and this is a retirement job for her. She has been married to Pastor Gayle Clifton for over 50 years, and they have two adult children.


Ministry Leaders

Joseph and Ji Kim, Directors of Youth Ministry

Lauri Yoo, Director of Children's Ministry