Park Is New Vice President for Asian/Pacific Ministries
Jonathan Park, former associate pastor of the Loma Linda Korean church, is Southeastern California Conference’s new vice president for Asian/Pacific ministries.
Park was named by the conference executive committee on September 23 to replace Rudy Bermudez, who has retired. Bermudez will continue to do part-time ministry at the conference as director of adult Sabbath school, prison and disabilities ministries.
Park, who earned his Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University in 1995, served as a pastor in the Northern California, Southern California, and Chesapeake conferences before moving to Southeastern in 2007.
Park has a passion to make Adventism real in the lives of the younger generation, and to immerse them in ministry so they know they are making a difference in their churches.
“As an institution in this world, we are bound to face issue after issue. Yet if we are only focusing on the issues that rise, we will not make any progress,” Park said. “When we have a clear vision and goals, when we have passion and drive to be healthy churches, we will work through the issues to achieve the vision and goals that God has given to us. It is my commitment to serve the pastors and churches so that in spite of the issues we are facing, we will be called ‘good and faithful servants’ by God.”
Park and his wife, Ashley, have three children, Evelyn, 13; Brandon, 11; and Sydney, 6.