Pastor BO RIN CHO
I was born and grew up in South Korea. My father is a retired United Methodist pastor. My grandfather was a Methodist pastor and he also served as a Methodist missionary in China. I love my spiritual heritage and am proud of being a third-generation Methodist pastor.
After emigrating from Korea to the United States in 1980 and getting my Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, I spent most of my life in Minnesota. I first served one year as pastor of Glenville UMC and Gordonsville UMC in Minnesota and then was appointed associate pastor of Evangel UMC in Rochester, Minnesota for 5 years. During that time I founded the Rochester Korean church. I then founded a second new church, Minnesota Christ Korean UMC in Minneapolis, Minnesota and served as pastor in that congregation for 10 years. A move to Michigan as pastor of Lansing Korean UMC in 2004 was by God’s call. I served in that congregation for 10 years. Until 2017, I served as pastor of Asbury UMC in Lansing, Michigan for 3 years.
I love music, playing piano and guitar, and especially listening to classical music and gospel music. I love to play golf and ping-pong. I also enjoy puzzles, reading, gardening, and spending time in nature.