Pastor

Yoo-Yun photoRev. Dr. Yoo-Yun Cho-Chang was appointed to the United Methodist Church of Woburn effective July 1, 2013. Her position at the Woburn UMC is half-time and she works as a part-time post-doctoral clinical fellow at the Danielsen Institute at Boston University and specializes in couples/family therapy. She earned her Ph.D. degree in Counseling Psychology and Religion from Boston University and taught Spiritual Care and Counseling class at Harvard Divinity School. As an adjunct faculty, she also teaches Pastoral Care and Counseling class at Boston University School of Theology.

She is currently serving on the Board of Ordained Ministry as a co-chair and teaches pastoral care classes at the Local Pastor’s Licensing School in New England Conference. Pastor Yoo-Yun is particularly passionate about social justice ministries and is involved with the Church Within a Church Movement, which addresses the intersectional issues of oppression (race, gender, sexuality, and etc.). Her vision for ministry is “to be a radically hospitable community that reflects God’s kin-dom in which everyone feels welcomed and shares the powerful experience of God’s presence who continuously expands our circle of inclusion and love wider.”

Her husband, Rev. We-Hyun Chang is currently serving the Belmont-Watertown UMC, and along with their daughter, Hope, and dog, Joey, they are residing at the parsonage in Belmont, MA.