Peter J. Yoon
SENIOR PASTOR

Peter J. Yoon simply loves to pastor God’s people. After receiving an M. Div from Talbot Theological Seminary in La Mirada, CA (May, 1996), he met and married his beautiful wife, Jessica, at Grace Korean Church in Fullerton, CA in 1999. He also loves fathering his 3 spirited children: Nathan, Jason, and Abigail. Prior to joining Kairos Church, he served as an Associate Pastor at an Asian-American church plant, Church of Southland, in Anaheim (2001-2011) where God used variety of gifts and skills to start and oversee the Children’s Ministry, College Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, Cellgroup Ministry, and Missions Committee.

By nature, Pastor Peter strives to be a dependable person. He goes out of the way to treat every person with the same amount of respect, care, concern, and hospitality. Generally, he is an easygoing and congenial person. Everyone he meets, he senses there is something good that God is doing in that person. His open approach to people leads naturally to a friendly relationship. He strives to create a sense of belonging and acceptance towards others and that usually leads towards team-based ministries under his leadership.

Pastor Peter has been influenced by his mentors, theological education, and sovereign foundations from the past. That has led to his pursuit of building up Kairos Church as a Gospel-centric church that is Word-centered, Spirit-filled, Missions-driven, and Community-based.

Emerson Lin
ASSISTANT PASTOR

Emerson Lin graduated with a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution from UCSD in 2012. In 2013, he served as an one-year AMI intern, where he experienced the power of the Holy Spirit and upon returning in 2014, he joined the staff at Kairos.  He has a passion for worship and desires to see people be renewed during times of worship. He is currently serving as Assistant Pastor and attending school at Talbot Theological Seminary.  Pastor Emerson and his wife, Annie, were recently married in February 2016 and live in Rancho Peñasquitos.  He enjoys Chinese food and basketball.

Esther Chialim
COLLEGE MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Esther Chailim graduated with a B.S. in Management Science from UCSD in 2007. Shortly thereafter, in April 2008, she committed her life to Christ and quickly discovered a deep love and passion to serve the local church. In 2012, she served as a one-year AMI intern in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati and upon returning in August 2013, she joined the staff at Kairos. She is currently serving as College Ministry Director and pursuing a Masters in Christian Ministry and Leadership at Talbot Theological Seminary.

Joshua Chzen
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Joshua Chzen graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics & Economics from UCSD in 2014. After finishing school, he served as an AMI intern in East Asia for 18 months, where God radically shaped his understanding of missions and ministry. He came back to San Diego in 2016 with a desire to explore and refine God’s calling for his life. Josh currently serves on staff as Children’s Ministry Coordinator and will be pursuing a Master of Divinity at Bethel Seminary. In his spare time, he enjoys taking photos, biking, and cheering for the San Francisco 49ers.