Eun-Hye Choi was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She came to the United States in 1988 after earning a B.A. from Ehwa Womans University and then the master’s degree in political science from Sogang University. She came to the U.S. to continue her studies but also to join her family and relatives, most of whom were already living in the U.S. Eun-Hye went on to earn another master’s degree in Christian Education and a Master of Divinity, both from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. Later, Eun-Hye moved west to southern California and entered into studies at Claremont School of Theology. In early 2004 She finished writing her D.Min. dissertation on faith formation in Asian communities and received her D.Min. in May 2004 from Claremont. In the midst of all her studying, Eun-Hye became an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, met Chris and married him. Eun-Hye currently serves as the lead pastor of Glenview United Methodist Church.
Chris Walters was born in southern California, and grew up in northwest suburban Chicago. He attended Columbia College Chicago and earned his undergraduate degree in fiction writing. Chris then attended Elmhurst College where he became certified to teach English, social studies, and music. He taught 7th grade English part-time and eventually returned to the passion of his adolescence: computer programming. From 1997 to the 2011, Chris worked as an applications developer, IT Director, and as an independent IT consultant. Chris has many diverse interests, including listening to and composing music. Along the way, Chris pursued another deep interest: religious studies. Chris earned the M.A. from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, having written a thesis titled “Theology and Technology: Humanity in Process,” and he graduated the M.Div. program in 2011 at Chicago Theological Seminary. Currently, Chris serves as the president of the United Methodist Foundation of the Northern Illinois Conference, Inc. His blog is ItinerantChurch.com.
Eun-Hye and Chris have a son, Tim, who enjoys reading, video games, and playing trombone.