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.

Ginny Byrne

Administrative Assistant

Ginny Byrne moved to Goose Creek, SC with her husband Tim in September 2007 from North Haledon, New Jersey.  She started her employment with St. James UMC in January, 2011.

Ginny brings to us over twenty-one years of office administrative experience.  She worked as Manager of Administration and Associate Vice President for Western World Insurance Company.  In that capacity she managed Communications and Word Processing; Document Imaging and Workflow of Claims; Deductible Collections; Building and Office Services.  Prior to that she worked as International Administrative Manager for Drew Chemical where she managed International Billing and Word Processing.  She studied Business Administration at St. Elizabeth College and Caldwell College; received a certificate in Business Management from the College of Insurance; and received a diploma from Berkeley Secretarial College.

Vance Ross

Music Director





Jill Jones

Children's Director


Youth & Children's Assistant

Hope Anderson


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