Rev. Dr. Miyoung Paik
Rev. Miyoung Paik was born in Seoul, Korea and came to the United States in 1977 after graduating from high school. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City, a Doctor of Ministry Degree and a Master of Divinity Degree from Drew Theological School in New Jersey. She was ordained as deacon in 1990 and as elder in 1992 in the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She served Folly Beach - St. Johns Charge as a pastor for 7 years. Miyoung took a sabbatical year 1998-1999, to deepen her spiritual journey through travel,
painting, and prayer. She has studied spiritual direction from Haden Institute, Charlotte, NC. Miyoung has served on the Design Teams of the United Methodist Clergywomen's Consultation in 2002 and 2006, and created the backdrop design for the worship center. She also served as the visual artist for the SC annual Conference Worship Center, 2005-2013. She loves to weave her art, music, labyrinth, and creativity in her ministry and loves to lead retreats. Miyoung served as Associate Pastor at Lexington United Methodist Church, 1999-2014 and at Columbia Korean United Methodist Church, 2014-2018. Miyoung is blessed to be appointed at St. James United Methodist Church in June, 2018.