Staff


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Los Angeles, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Lee

College Pastor

James is the College Pastor 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherine Dissayanake

Children’s Pastor

Sherine is the Children’s Pastor 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

 

 

 

Aaron Kim

Youth Pastor

Aaron is the Youth Pastor at Tapestry LA Church. He first sensed a call to pastoral ministry in high school soon after first experiencing the redemptive love of Christ expressed in the Gospel message. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in Psychology and is currently working on a Master of Divinity at Talbot School of Theology. Aaron feels most alive when thinking through and unpacking the gospel applied in a church or societal context, when helping others experience solace or healing through the act of listening and care, or when helping others further discover the depths of God’s love in Christ through the exposition of scripture. He and his wife Jenn also love global missions and have hopes of doing long-term global mission work in the future. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, reading books, playing basketball; or rooting for the Dodgers, Lakers, or any UCLA athletics.

aaronkim@tapestryla.org

 

 

 

Alejandro Cisneros

TapKids Coordinator

Alejandro is the TapKids Coordinator at Tapestry LA Church. He currently serves in the Children Ministry. Alejandro was born in Mexico and was raised in Southern California. Since his radical conversion, Alejandro has sensed a call to pursue ministry. He intends to study theology and grow in his knowledge of the Word. His deepest passion is to be a vessel for God’s work and share how radical the love of God is.

alejandrocisneros@tapestryla.org
 

 

 

 

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.

alexoh@tapestryla.org

 

 

 

Daniel Kim

Local Missions Director

Daniel is the Local Missions 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

 

 

 

 

Doori Jeong

Toddler Ministry Coordinator and Gospel Care Coordinator

Doori is the Toddler Ministry Coordinator and Gospel Care Coordinator at Tapestry LA Church. She was saved post-college after experiencing God’s unceasing grace and unconditional love for the first time. She was deeply healed and shaped by her intimate relationship with God as well as the church community. In seeking to integrate theology and psychology, she left the medical research field and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Masters of Arts in Intercultural Studies (Missiology) at Fuller Theological Seminary. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, sister, and two dogs. She also cherishes every opportunity to meet people and build relationships.

doorijeong@tapestryla.org
 

 

 

 

Esther Shin

Global Missions 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 InterVarsity 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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Jin Bae

Admin Assistant and Building Care Director

Jin is our Admin Assistant and Building Care Manager at Tapestry LA Church. Having worked in the fashion industry for the past 8 years, he is changing directions and exploring a calling into administrative work, specifically in church ministry. He has been in Los Angeles his whole life and his heart is to serve the people of LA and to foster and nurture the community to know and live out the Gospel. Jin is a die hard Laker & Dodger fan and loves to play sports, specifically basketball. He also leads a single men’s cell group and is the director of Tapestry LA’s Sports Ministry. Jin’s heart is to help others experience the forgiveness and grace that He’s experienced in His life and to encourage others that God is so good and faithful.

jinbae@tapestryla.org

 

Christine Wang

Administrator

Christine is the Administrator at Tapestry LA Church. She grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Ann Arbor to attend the University of Michigan where she graduated with a BA in Psychology. After working in non-profit, IT consulting, media advertising and living abroad teaching English, she felt led to use her assorted professional skills directly in church ministry. Christine loves playing boardgames, watching movies, deejaying weddings, planning group hangouts, eating BBQ with her husband and rooting for the Royals, Chiefs, and Wolverines. While she’s a woman of many passions, her biggest one is loving God through building the Body of Christ.

christinewang@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
 

Queena Kim

Worship Coordinator

Queena is the Praise Team Coordinator and one of the worship leaders at Tapestry LA Church. She has been a public school educator since 2003 and currently is an Assistant Principal of a span school in Koreatown. She loves to travel and learn about different cultures and languages. She is always carrying snacks with her everywhere she goes.

queenakim@tapestryla.org

Sooho Lee

Intern

Sooho is an intern at Tapestry LA. He was born in Seoul but immigrated to sunny San Diego when he was five. He attended Wheaton College (IL) and got his BA in Biblical Studies. Upon graduating college, he served as a youth pastor for two years. Sooho then started his MDiv at Fuller Theological Seminary, expected to graduate in June 2019. Afterwards, Sooho hopes to get his PhD in Systematic Theology in order to teach at a Christian college, university, or seminary. Sooho gets most excited about helping people discover the captivating yet astonishing beauty of the God of Israel and Jesus Christ through the hard work of “thinking after God” — or theology. His favorite doctrine is the incarnation: how God became flesh in Jesus Christ. Sooho likes to read, mostly theology but occasionally sci-fi, dystopia, and fiction. Some of his favorite “dead” theologians are Augustine, Anselm of Canterbury, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, Karl Barth, and Kosuke Koyama. Some of his favorite “living” theologians are Kathryn Tanner, Katherine Sonderegger, Willie James Jennings, and Oliver D. Crisp. Other than reading, Sooho likes drinking coffee, cooking Korean food, and watching Korean shows.

sooholee@tapestryla.org