Jiwon was raised in the rugged terrains of Australia (aka suburbs of Sydney). He grew up in the church but turned to live a prodigal lifestyle throughout his teens. God pursued him, even when he wanted nothing to do with God or religion. His turning point came in his early twenties through a series of life-changing encounters. Experiencing the depths of His grace, Jiwon prayed to God, “I just want to go wherever you call, whenever you call, and do whatever you ask me to do.” That prayer led him to leave Australia and move to Los Angeles in 2012. He has since graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary and served as a youth pastor for seven years in Koreatown. He moved to SF during the COVID-19 lockdown with his wife, Janice, and their toddler, Sydney. He currently loves being a Laker fan in the Bay, savoring the joys of fatherhood, and learning the spiritual rhythms of Sabbath and silence.