Catalyst Staff

Contact Guide and Profiles

Sam Lee, Senior Pastor

I made a decision to follow Jesus Christ in high school, a decision for which I am thankful everyday of my life. I went to Kenya, East Africa to do missions work with the poor after seminary. While there God burned in me the vision to train up disciples (forerunners) that will work together to break the boundaries in their own community and beyond. I am abundantly blessed with a house full of godly women, my partner and better half Hee Jung and four daughters. They are gifts from God, reminding me daily of God’s joy and kindness.

Hee Jung Lee

Renewal ministry, Training School 

I accepted Jesus as my Savior at 9 years old when I answered an altar call during a spirit-filled retreat. My love affair with Jesus started then, as I wept and wept while the Lord touched me with His rich Presence. It’s been an incredible journey to discover who the Lord is and the privileges of being His favored daughter. Our heavenly inheritance has allowed me to experience many amazing moments in the Lord. God is fun! Life with my loving husband Sam and four wonderful daughters is rewarding and fulfilling, as we walk in alignment with the Lord and partner with Him to see lives transformed.

Taeriah Kim

Children's ministry, Administration

God brought me and my husband Daniel to Catalyst in 2010  to restore our broken marriage and to light up our passion for Him. After a 14-year corporate career, God unexpectedly called me into full-time ministry. Both the work experience and being a mother to my precious son have been part of God’s perfect plan for me to serve joyfully at Catalyst as the children’s ministry pastor and administrator. As I look into the future, I want to be a daughter who keeps saying “yes” to her Father.

Jennifer Kim

Jennifer Kim

Youth ministry, Media

During my fervent years in college pursuing my dream to be a filmmaker, I experienced the deep healing love and power of God that forever changed my life. My passion for film turned to a passion to see God’s people encounter the Father heart of God. To follow after His call, I decided to serve on the mission field in East Asia before God called me to NJ with the charge to be equipped to serve the harvest. I now serve as the youth pastor at Catalyst with great excitement to equip our youth to serve God’s call in each of their lives. My desire is to see kingdom transformation and healing in people through deep intimate encounters with the Lord and through the power of the Holy Spirit.