Pastoral Team

Charles Choe

Lead Pastor

Charles is the Lead Pastor at Tapestry LA Church. Wanting to use his ransomed life for God, he attended Fuller Seminary and graduated with his Master of Divinity (M.Div). Upon graduating, Charles entered the pastoral ministry preaching and leading God’s people with a great desire to see changed lives. Charles joins Tapestry LA with 20 years of pastoral ministry experience. Charles and his wife Grace live in La Crescenta, California and have three children: Chloe, Noah, and Camden. While Charles has a hectic schedule, he manages to follow his favorite sports teams: the Lakers and the Dodgers. His utmost desire is to proclaim the glory of God as he endeavors to be driven by the gospel and the Holy Spirit.

charleschoe@tapestryla.org

Andrew Kim

Executive Pastor

Andrew is the Executive Pastor at Tapestry LA Church. Believing that God had called him into ministry, he left the world of business and attended Eternity Bible College. He received a degree in biblical studies and served as a college pastor for 4 years. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. Andrew and his wife Jessie live in Pasadena, California. He is also an avid basketball fan, closely following his favorite player, Lebron James. Above all things, he is passionate about seeing the gospel of Jesus Christ transform the city of Los Angeles and to see people conformed to the image of God for His kingdom.

andrewkim@tapestryla.org

David Yoon

College Pastor

David is the College Pastor at Tapestry LA Church. He was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies at California Baptist University, and continuing his studies in Theology, completed his Master of Divinity at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. He loves cheering for the Seattle Seahawks. In his free time, he enjoys photography, going to the beach, and watching movies. He is passionate about God’s people and ministry, both here and overseas. Living each day under God’s grace, David is eager to be used as a pathway of blessing to those around him.

davidyoon@tapestryla.org

Pastoral Interns

Sherine Dissayanake

Children's Pastoral Intern

Sherine is a Pastoral Intern at Tapestry LA Church. Sensing a call to ministry, she was blessed with the opportunity to serve in ministries such as Youth for Christ, Student Christian Movement and Scripture Union. Sherine graduated from the Master’s College with a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Communications. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. Sherine was born in Lebanon and raised in Sri Lanka. She is a passionate fan of cricket, rugby, tea time and dancing! Above all, her desire is to partner with God’s redeeming and restoring work in the lives of the families in the city of Los Angeles.

sherinedissayanake@tapestryla.org

James Lee

Pastoral Intern

James is a Pastoral Intern at Tapestry LA. Being born into a pastor’s family, he also sensed a call into ministry at a young age and graduated from Biola University with a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. Afterwards he decided to go on a One Year Internship to Singapore. It was in Singapore where his heart for the urban church continued to grow. After spending a year in Singapore, James returns with a desire to see the church impact the city of Los Angeles with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He will continue his Masters of Divinity at Talbot School of Theology.

jameslee@tapestryla.org

Ministry Staff

Alex Oh

Worship Director

Alex is the Worship Director at Tapestry LA Church. Alex graduated from UCSD with a BS in Management Science, looking to pursue a career in business but God had something else for him. His active involvement in student leadership roles at UCSD led him to pursue his Masters in College Counseling in Student Development at Azusa Pacific University upon graduation, and now has been in the Higher Education field for 10 years. Alex began his worship journey in youth group as a vocalist, picked up the acoustic guitar in high school and has been leading worship since. He has had the privilege of leading worship at various AMI churches - Kairos Christian Church, Church of Southland, and now Tapestry LA Church. Alex is married to his wife Hanna, and has two kids, Lucy and Luke. Alex enjoys good conversations over coffee, listening to music, and a good game of Settlers of Catan with friends.

alexoh319@gmail.com

Daniel Kim

Local Mission and Building Care Director

Daniel is the Local Missions and Building Care Director at Tapestry LA Church. He was radically saved during a youth retreat, an experience that shaped his belief in the potential of the young people whose lives are wholly surrendered to God. He felt the calling upon his life for ministry as a senior in high school and decided to become a full-time missionary through Youth With A Mission (YWAM), an international, interdenominational missions organization. He has travelled and ministered in various countries, including India, the Middle East, South Africa and Europe. He, along with his wife, pioneered a ministry called Come and See in Switzerland, which seeks to serve the local churches by providing intentional discipleship and empowering the believers to fully live out their identity in Christ. Daniel and his wife, Marie, whom he met in YWAM, have two daughters, Anna and Mila. His free time is spent mostly with the family. His hobbies are sports, both playing and watching, and eating good food. His passion is to see the power of God manifest in and through the lives of the believers by the empowering of the Holy Spirit.

danielkim@tapestryla.org

Esther Shin

Global Mission Director

Esther was born and raised in LA but wanted to experience the full four seasons and moved to the city with one of the coldest winters in the US - Chicago. She graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Social Policy. Upon graduating, she was given an invitation to staff with InterVaristy campus ministries but felt that the Lord was calling her to be abroad. She therefore decided instead to move to Korea and lived there for 3 years teaching English. Upon returning back home, she worked for a healthcare non-profit organization for 2 years. After years of exploring her calling, Esther finally felt the Lord clearly leading her towards receiving further theological training for future missions/faith-based justice work. She is currently studying for a Master of Arts in Theology. Esther’s passion is to take part in God’s restorative and redemptive work in the cities and to the nations.

esthershin@tapestryla.org

Gina Kim

Administrator

Gina graduated with a BA in Communication, and worked as UCSD HR staff for 6 years. By God’s grace, she felt called to leave her career and move up to LA. In time of reflection, God impressed upon her heart to “go” for Him and was sent to East Asia as Tapestry’s first missions intern where her heart grew for missions admineering and prodigals. Upon her return, Gina was hired as TLA Administrator/AMI Missions Coordinator and began pursuing a Master’s in Global Leadership at Fuller Seminary. She continuously strives to be clear and single-minded in the Lord as she grows into her new learning and ministry roles. When she isn’t nerding out on spreadsheets, Gina is exploring new coffee roasteries, doing DIY projects, and talking about life with friends at a local cafe.

ginakim@tapestryla.org

Hanna Lee

Gospel Care Director

Hanna is the Gospel Care Director at Tapestry LA Church. She has encountered countless times where God has turned her sorrows into joy and transformed her wounds into strength. Thus began a passion and pursuit to love and counsel the lost, broken, and hurting. Hanna graduated from UCSD with a BA in Psychology. Wanting to impact the inner-city youth, Hanna obtained her Single-Subject teaching credential and Masters in Education from Point Loma Nazarene University. However, a growing desire to go deeper with individuals, particularly in counseling, led Hanna to pursue her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at USC. Hanna has served Tapestry LA since its conception, alongside her husband, Ben Lee. They have two rambunctious, vivacious boys, Aidan and Jacob, and are in hopes for a little girl to bring some estrogen and balance into the family.

hannalee@tapestryla.org

Stacy Aguilar

Family and Marriage Director

Stacy is the Family and Marriage Director at Tapestry LA Church. She attended Wheaton College where she double majored in Anthropology and Elementary Education and minored in Bible. Right after college, she lived in Honduras for 3 years working as a teacher at a bilingual school as well as serving the street kids of Tegucigalpa. Since returning from Honduras, she taught 4th grade in Los Angeles and completed her Masters of Science in Education Instructional Leadership at Mount St. Mary's University. She is currently studying at Fuller Seminary to receive her MA in Theology and Ministry. Stacy and her husband Diego, have served Tapestry LA since its conception and ever since they welcomed their daughter, she has felt God's call to love and minister to the families of Tapestry. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and traveling in her free time (if lucky, all 3 at the same time.) But above all, she is passionate about being part of God's redemptive story as He restores our broken world unto His glorious self.

stacyaguilar@tapestryla.org