Associate Pastor  Rev. Heewon Kim

“It is a great joy and privilege to serve God at First United Methodist Church of Dixon IL as an associate pastor. My name is Heewon Kim. I live here in Dixon since 2014 with Jay my wife and two sons, Joshua and Joel. I grew up and lived in South Korea until I was 28. And I came to the United States in December 2010. In the following year, I began to study at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.. In three years, I finished my M. Div degree and graduated in 2014. And right after my graduation, I was appointed to Dixon First. My family has been very blessed to be part of this church in so many ways. One of the joys was that I was ordained in 2017 while I was serving this church. So I was able to share the joy with my congregations.
My passion and vision is to connect people with God through Christ Jesus so that they may join together loving God and loving people with joy, hope, love, and peace just as Jesus did. And I am thrilled how God will move in us and carry out God’s vision and dream for our church and each of our lives. I want you to join this journey with us if you are looking for a church to join. We are not perfect and we believe that “We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”(Rom 8:24, NRSV)”
Pastor Heewon