Leadership

Dan Hyun: Elder & Pastor of Vision  

Dan Hyun | Elder & Pastor of Vision

Pastor Dan was raised in the greater Philadelphia area, receiving degrees in speech communication from Penn State University and the Masters in Divinity & the Doctor of Ministry in Urban Missiology at Biblical Theological Seminary. He is driven for God’s work in the city having served with urban churches in Philadelphia and Baltimore. In 2008, Dan was privileged to lead a team to start The Village Church in Baltimore, MD with dreams of making God famous through a diverse and multicultural expression of the Kingdom of God.

His journey hasn’t been without many painful bumps along the road, but God’s patient grace has been evident the whole way. As God has blessed Dan in so many ways, he desire to invest in others. Dan trains and coaches urban church planters and regularly shares his thoughts at Lifeway Pastors. Speaking is a passion for Dan as he leads others on issues including leadership, urban ministry, justice, and church planting. He has also had an amazing experience starting the annual Ethnos Conference to lead the Church in conversations about multicultural mission and reconciliation.

Dan’s interests include sports, working out, good food, and conversations on culture. After God, his greatest joy & desire in life is for his lovely wife, Judie, and two daughters.  You can follow him on TwitterInstagramFacebook, or www.danhyun.com to see what God continues to teach him.

   

Andy Greenfield: Elder & Pastoral Intern  

Andy Greenfield | Elder & Pastoral Intern

Andy was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He spent several years in his early 20s touring the U.S. in a Christian rock band, and now he spends his days managing a music retail store. In 2012, Andy and his wife moved to Baltimore, and since then God has added two adorable boys to their family. They live in the Guilford/Waverly area of the city where Andy leads one of the Village’s community groups. Andy loves reading, studying, and teaching the Bible. In particular, he has a special passion for the Hebrew Scriptures, the culture they emerged out of, and the effect that understanding them has on who Jesus is, His life, His message, and our future. Additionally, Andy has a passion for creation care, music, cycling, hiking/camping, and exploring the small unique parts of this beautiful city. Andy has joined the Village leadership team to learn from their wealth of knowledge and wisdom on church planting with the excitement and anticipation of planting a church in September 2019.

Ryan Miller: Elder  

Ryan Miller | Elder

Ryan Miller was born in Kentucky but has called many places home throughout his life. He has spent a majority of his professional life in the Baltimore/Washington D.C metro area. Currently, he resides in the Mayfield neighborhood in Baltimore City with his wife and two dogs and two cats. Ryan works in the finance industry in downtown Baltimore, and he enjoys traveling, watching sports with friends, investments, writing, and reading books. Mercy ministry is very close to his heart because he has a heart for urban ministry.

Larry Lin:  Pastor of Congregational Care & Mission  

Larry Lin | Pastor of Congregational Care & Mission

Larry was born and raised in San Jose, California, and he has a civil engineering degree from Cornell University and a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After briefly working in college ministry, Larry joined The Village staff team in August 2013. Larry is also a husband to Van-Kim and a father to one daughter, and he enjoys playing basketball, songwriting, and talking about politics and culture. Listen to his music on Bandcamp or read his blog on WordPress.

 

Julius Thomas:  Pastoral Intern  

Julius Thomas | Pastoral Intern

Julius was born in Oceanside, California and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia. He has an Environmental Studies degree from Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA, where he played college basketball and has obtained his Masters of Divinity from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.

Before becoming a Pastoral Intern at the Village Julius worked for a campus ministry called Campus Outreach for 6 years at Lynchburg College, Randolph College, Radford University, and Liberty University. During his time on staff he met and married his wife Sara Thomas.

In his free time Julius enjoys playing basketball, listening to jazz music and reading books on diversity and racial reconciliation. He and his wife also love eating and finding good food spots.

Jason Melani: Worship Arts Director  

Jason Melani | Worship Arts Director

Jason has been involved with music his entire life. He sings and plays drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and the harpejji, a new instrument created in Baltimore by Marcodi Musical Products which he co-founded. Along with new arrangements to older songs, Jason enjoys including original worship songs into The Village worship gatherings. He lives in Original Northwood with his wife and 4 daughters. Jason and The Village Church’s passion is to see the gospel expressed in Baltimore by engaging culture through the arts.

Teresa Yeh: Kids Ministry Director  

Teresa Yeh | Kids Ministry Director

Teresa grew up in Howard County, Maryland, just outside of Baltimore. She moved to Houston, where she dabbled in many subjects (cognitive sciences, psychology, biochemistry, global health technologies, and teaching English to speakers of other languages) at Rice University, joined a local intergenerational Chinese church, and learned about cross-cultural kids ministry and outreach. She returned to Baltimore for grad school and now works as a research associate in international health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She also spends a lot of time with Hopkins campus ministries. Teresa lives in Charles Village with a splendid housemate and lovely neighbors – and loves the city of Baltimore and God’s kingdom.

Kristi Culbreth: Youth Director  

Kristi Culbreth | Youth Director

Kristi is originally from Newberry, South Carolina. She moved to Baltimore after college for a year of service and fell in love with the city. By day, Kristi works in vocational services for people with disabilities (and by night, gets to plan fun youth nights for the Village Church youth)! Kristi lives in Medfield with her two awesome roommates and enjoys knitting, hammocking, and waiting in anticipation for the Orioles to win the World Series.

Juliana Ottomano: Ministry Intern  

Juliana Ottomano | Ministry Intern

Juliana is passionate about cats, donuts, and singing loudly in her car. She has been an artist all her life and studied graphic design at McDaniel College. She loves that she gets to combine her love for art, media, and design while advancing the Kingdom of God.

Johanna Bachman: Office Manager  

Johanna Bachman | Office Manager

Johanna was born and raised near Pittsburgh, PA. She was educated at Concordia University in Chicago and Towson University in Baltimore. Johanna, her husband Adam, and their children have been part of the Village Church community since 2010.