Bill Smith
Senior Pastor

Bill is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) and has lived in and around the Philadelphia area most of his life. He has pastored a couple different churches, been a faculty member and counselor at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation, taught practical theology at several seminaries and authored a number of books and booklets. Bill and his wife Sally are closing in on three decades of marriage and have three children that they are helping launch into adulthood. Bill enjoys being with his family, cheering at his kids’ sporting events, rehabbing his home, gardening, cooking, watching movies and reading, especially novels. He is regularly captured by the unexpected ways that God engages people in scripture and loves unpacking those interactions so that modern people can experience Christ’s grace and kindness in the messiness of their own lives.


David Kim
Pastoral Assistant

David was born in PA but grew up in South Korea until middle school. He then lived in three different states in the U.S., before graduating high school in Northern Virginia. He graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Temple University with a passion to serve as a pastor. He joined Renewal in 2018 as he graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity, just after finishing his fifth year of serving in a local church as a youth pastor. He is currently pursuing ordination in the PCA as he serves at Renewal, and he also works for WTS in the Global Ministries department. He and his wife Lynn are happily married for over a decade, with two beautiful children. He loves music, photography, and outdoor activities. He is fascinated in God’s work in people’s lives and loves to be a part of it, whether in joy or in suffering.


Nick Gwak
College and Youth Pastor

Nicholas was born in Wilmington, DE, but spent much of his life as a Philadelphian. There he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of the Sciences. Afterwards, desiring to be a physician of the soul instead, he attended and graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served at Emmanuel Church in Philadelphia in the English Ministry and Youth Group for four years and one year respectively. During his free time he enjoys spending time with people, watching movies, reading, and fishkeeping. Driven by his love for Christ and His people, he always welcomes fellowship whether scheduled or spontaneous!


Samantha Kim
Children's Ministry Director

Samantha came to Philadelphia from Toronto to attend the University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate and Master of Architecture degrees. Throughout her years at Renewal, she has served in various capacities including children’s ministry, youth group, praise team, and as a deaconess. She has a desire to see relationships formed within the church that cross age, occupational, and social boundaries. She also loves seeing people use the gifts God has given them to build bridges between the church and the community. Sam lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband, Ed, their three children, and one dog.  When she’s not busy momming, practicing architecture, or managing their coworking space, you might find her baking, watching tv, or making lists — lots and lots of lists.


Esther Tse
Nursery & Preschool Ministry Director

Esther loves children and has a big heart for children’s ministry. She previously served as a Children’s Ministry Director at Emmanuel Church in Philadelphia for both the Preschool/Pre-K and Elementary departments.


Betty Suh
Administrative Assistant

Betty began attending Renewal in 2002 and after all these years she is thankful to still call Renewal her church family. It is at Renewal she also met her husband and became a mom to three children. Other than attending college in the Midwest and living in Guam for four years, Betty has grown up and lived in the suburbs of Philadelphia all her life. She continues to live in the suburbs with her husband, Juwon, along with their children, and a Mini Bernedoodle. In her free time, Betty loves game and movie nights with her family, baking, reading, and going on walks with her fur baby.



Daniel Lui
Ruling Elder


Joe Hyun
Ruling Elder


Juwon Suh
Ruling Elder


Sam Hwang
Ruling Elder

Tim Lee
Ruling Elder



Esther Hwang


Grace Na

Mike Reig