Meet Our Staff
Pastor Won-Seok Yuh
Pastor "Won" is most recently from the greater Los Angeles area, but had his pastoral call starting from Honolulu at the age of five. While his father was serving as an associate pastor at a UMC in Honolulu, Pastor Won was drawn to serve God and teach people about God as his father was doing.
Pastor Won started kindergarten at Lincoln Elementary School in Honolulu, and moved back to California to complete the rest of his formal education. Since then, he graduated from University of California in Riverside (UCR) with his B.A. in Biology with minors emphasizing in Music and Philosophy , and from Claremont School of Theology (CST) with his M.Div. with strong interests in worship and music, honored with the Fellowship Award upon graduation.
Pastor Won loves to play music, take photos, and share meals together while talking stories and sharing life. He welcomes lessons in ukelele, basketball, and all things aloha in Hawaii.
Pastor Won has been serving in local church ministries, Conference-wide events, and various Christian organizations since 2004, and continues to have strong interests in serving the community in Kahaluu UMC through worship, social justice, and discipleship.
Louise South- Youth Coordinator
Louise South has 30+ years in music and education. She served as music director for Windward United Church of Christ for many years. Along the way, she also directed at Kilohana, Keolumana, and Kailua Methodist churches before coming to Kahalu'u. As an educator, Louise has enjoyed working with all ages. Currently, she is the director of Ahuimanu Chorus. Louise shares a home/piano studio with husband Bill, cats and chickens.