Rev. Sam Park
Pastor Sam has been leading AUMC since 2006. He is a gifted spiritual leader and is mission minded with great compassion. He always reaches out to people in the community who are suffering and are going through difficulties to be there for them and to support them in all possible ways. He has been the longest serving Pastor in the history of AUMC. He is also a Professor of Preaching and Director of Doctor of Ministry Program at the Berkeley School of Theology.
Prashanth has been part of the AUMC family since 2007. He leads the congregation in worship songs as well as organize various special music events at the church. He also serves as a Lay Leader working with the Pastor and other leaders to strengthen various ministries. He also supports the live streaming & social media needs of the church.
Anne has been the Outreach Coordinator at Albany UMC for over 10 years. Her passion for helping others was influenced by her father’s example. This led her to a career in Social Work of 37 years. It is her joy to connect people in the congregation to volunteer opportunities. Anne’s goal is to share the love of God in the community by being actively involved in helping others. She strives to offer outreach activities for all ages and stages of life so that we may follow Jesus’ example.
Kathia is a So-cal native and has been a part of AUMC since 2017. Kathia is AUMC's Pre-K Sunday School teacher and loves sharing the gospel with AUMC's tiny tots through song and music. On her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with friends and family.
Ester has been serving AUMC as the pianist/organist since 2014. She aims to support the congregation in praising and connecting with God through music. During the week, she works as Public Health Nurse for Alameda County and is a mother to 2 beautiful daughters. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with family and traveling the world with her husband/High school sweetheart, Brian.
Su has been serving AUMC as a pianist since 2018. Her enthusiastic music playing in praise of God just lifts the presence of God. She arranges music in different ways both traditional and contemporary. She also conducts special Choir performances incorporating various kinds of instruments. She has earned Doctor of Musical Arts at the Boston University and has teaching experience in colleges.
Philip works with church leadership and connects with district superintendent and bishop related to the appointed leadership of the congregation. He works with the pastor on the strategy of the church. He also handles technology support in various areas like audio, network & communications. He is skilled at identifying various technological needs of the church and also helps address the technological challenges.
Fred has been serving at the AUMC for the past 10 years. As a Chair for the Trustees, he dedicates a lot of his time to maintain and keep the building in a good shape. He is a very handy person, and he is always willing to help with anything that needs attention in the Church building.
Signe has been a long-time member of AUMC. She has been a very faithful and a caring church member all these years. She serves as a treasurer of the church and handles the rentals of church facilities. In her free time, she enjoys babysitting her grandchildren.
Alan has been a member of AUMC for a little less than a year now. He is a very enthusiastic and articulate contributor. His responsibilities include the website and the system that supports the website and email.