EPC Leadership

Pastors

Pastor Paul Shim

Pastor Amandy Nwana

LEAD ENGLISH MINISTRY PASTOR

PASTOR OF COLLEGE MINISTRY

Pastor Paul Shim was born in LA but spent most of his formative years in Michigan.  Pastor Paul has served churches all over the United States and began serving as the Lead EM Pastor of EPC in January, 2021.  He is married to Charlene Shim who is working as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.  
They enjoy traveling and exploring, seeking out good food and coffee and enjoying one another’s company in freedom as much as possible until God blesses them with children.  His pastoral gifts and passions are preaching and teaching, pastoral care and administration/organization.  

Education
Calvin College
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, Psychology
Calvin Theological Seminary
Master of Arts: Christian Education
Master of Arts: Pastor Care and Counseling
Master of Divinity (M.Div)

Ordained in the Christian Reformed Church

MBTI: ISFJ
Clifton Strengthsfinder:
Strategic, Maximizer, Belief, Responsibility, Connectedness

Contact: paulshim@epcsj.org
Amandy was raised in Lagos, Nigeria but spent most of his teenage and early adult life on the East Coast between NJ, NY and PA. He moved to California in 2016 where he has been working as a software engineer. Amandy has been involved in serving college ministries for the better part of the last 10 years and has been serving on the EPC college ministry staff since the Fall of 2019. He is currently working towards a M.Div from RTS Charlotte as he explores bi-vocational pastoral ministry. He is married to Elena and is looking forward to seeing how God will use them for His kingdom as man and wife. He (Amandy, not God) is a huge fan of Arsenal F.C. and short pants.

Education
Carnegie Melon University
Bachelor of Science (Honors): Computer Science
Bachelor of Science (Honors): Electrical & Computer Engineering
Masters of Science: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Cornell University
Masters of Science: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Electrical & Computer Engineering
Reformed Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity (currently in progress)

MBTI:
Clifton Strengthsfinder:

Contact: amandynwana@epcsj.org

Deacons

James Choi

Ordained Deacon, Education Department

Philip Kim

Ordained Deacon, Life Group Ministry

Tom Kimm

Jody Nguyen

Ordained Deacon, Mission, Life Group Leader

Ordained Deacon, Member Care, Life Group Leader

Charles Park

Ordained Deacon, Media, Finance,
Life Group Leader