Our Pastor


Rev. Dr. Jae-Haeng Choi

The Rev. Dr. Jae-Haeng Choi has served Fincastle United Methodist Church as Pastor since August 31, 2014.   Rev. Choi is a native of the Republic of Korea, and came to our church from the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  She holds a M. Div. from Candler School of Theology at Emory University (Atlanta) and a Ph. D. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Christian Spirituality and Psychology) from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.  Her dissertation topic focused on healing broken-heartedness.  Rev. Choi’s ministerial interest is in spiritual formation and transformation.

Before coming to Fincastle, Rev. Choi served United Methodist churches in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sunnyvale and Sacramento, California.  Her most recent appointment before Fincastle was at Centennial UMC in Sacramento.  Prior to her call to ministry, she taught at a high school in Korea.  Her mother, sister and brother are residents of the Republic of Korea.