On June 1, MorningStar officially welcomed Pastor Peter Kim as its new part-time temporary minister.
Peter was born in South Korea and moved to Plano, TX when he was 8 years old. After spending his childhood in Texas, he went to Wheaton College and Wheaton Graduate School (Illinois), for his B.A. and M.A. degrees, to China as an English teacher, and then to Princeton Theological Seminary, for his M.Div.
Peter has served as an ordained minister in various churches, in mainline denominations as well as an independent church plant. He served as a faculty and staff member at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is currently a church planting consultant.
Peter has been preaching for over 25 years and spoken in large and small events and occasions across the country.
Peter is married and has two sons, ages 16 & 18. He is a sports and fitness enthusiast and enjoys conversation over a cup of coffee.
Alexandra Sims is the Director of Music for MSPC. She is the Choral Director at Parkwood High School, and previously was the Middle School Choral Director for the Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte. She also is the Director of theCharlotte Music Academy Glee Club. Alexandra lives in Indian Trail with her husband Winston, who teaches theater at Marvin Ridge High School, their daughter, their new son, and their two cats.
Each year, members of the congregation elect Elders to a three-year term on the Session, the ruling body of the church. The Session meets on a monthly basis to manage the business of the church.
The Reformed tradition includes what is called, "The priesthood of all believers." This is a statement that means God uses all people, not just ordained ministers, to do His work. God can use any of us to discern His will, perform His work, and minister to His flock. Just by interacting with other people in our daily lives and tasks, God can use us as tools to minister to those people with whom we connect.