Pastor Jay was installed as lead pastor of The Well Church in 2015. Born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Jay’s parents moved the family to Seoul, South Korea when he was seven years old. Jumping into second grade in the Seoul public schools, Jay learned to both adapt to a new culture and speak the Korean language. Having experienced so much change in his own life, Jay understands what it means to be a “stranger in a strange land,” a call for all believers (1 Peter 2:11-12). A Nittany Lion through and through, Jay returned to Penn State where he earned a B.S. in Computer Science in 1989. He went on to graduate from Stevens Institute of Technology (M.S., 1996) and worked more than 14 years in the IT sector, leaving his post as VP at JP Morgan Chase in New York City, as God called him to ordained ministry. In 2007, Pastor Jay was ordained by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) after graduating from Alliance Theological Seminary. Pastor Jay is passionate about developing leaders and serves as a board member of Arrow Leadership.
Jay enjoys leading edge technology, photography, drinking gourmet coffee, tennis, swimming, bike riding, and international travel. Jay lives in Middle Hope, New York with his wife Susan. He has three children – Colin, Audrey and Mia.
Junhee Yoon received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Binghamton University, his Master of Divinity at Drew University, and his Master of Social Work at NYU. He grew up in Staten Island and worked at Marn Baek Sung United Methodist Church as a Sunday school and youth pastor until 2008. He then worked at Bethany United Methodist Church as a Sunday school pastor until 2013. He is currently also employed as a social worker as he desires to actively serve those outside the church.
He is passionate about seeing children come to know God and is excited to work with the families at The Well Church. He enjoys playing the guitar, can sing many classic Disney songs from memory, and loves dancing when no one is around. He also enjoys playing sports, finds walking and driving at night very therapeutic, and is a kid at heart with a child-like faith.