Claire Hojung Wu, Pastor

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Rev. Claire Hojung Wu

Claire Hojung Wu was born in Seoul, South-Korea and immigrated to the United State of America. Claire earned her B.A in Accounting and Information System at Queens College, City University of New York, and a Master of Divinity at Drew Theological School. Her call to the ordained ministry came while she was helping to plant small group ministries. She devoted herself to the service of the Lord Jesus Christ and was involved with spiritual disciplines, discipleship, evangelism, small group fellowship and church planting ministries in the church. God provided her with the special gift of building and designing websites and she has been assisting churches to be more relevant to today's culture utilizing IT skills. She also served as a Chaplain resident at North Shore University Hospital, providing pastoral care to people who are in distress and in need of a compassionate touch.

Rev. Claire is married to Philip, and they have two children, Bryan and Kristy.

Claire is a woman of faith and lives with the assurance of Romans 8:35-39.

Music Director

Wonsun Clara Bae

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Clara is a multi-faceted pianist with extensive experience in solo concerts and collaboration with singers, instrumentalists, orchestras, ensembles, and dance performers. She possesses bilingual proficiency in German and Korean.
As an exceptional pianist, she brings insight to the compositions with strong knowledge of musical periods and styles.
Her teaching background includes private and secondary piano, music history and theory, sight-singing, and ear training, chamber music, able to extend to general musicianship studies.

Currently, Clara is pursuing a doctoral degree in collaborative piano with completed coursework in History of Musical Style, Pro-Seminar of Performance Practice before 18th-Century Music, Opera Workshop, Special Topic of Music Theory, Vocal and instrumental literature, Introduction of Musical Research, and Tonality since 1900. 
Her influential teachers include legendary pianists John Perry, Warren Jones, and Alexander Satz. 

Along with many other wonderful credentials Clara is a more than perfect addition as music director to our church and is loved by all.


Erika Goodman

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  December 2021  
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