Our Leadership Team

The staff and leadership here at A Church Called Christ is comprised of people who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. The pastoral staff on this page can be contacted through the church office at 410-742-5334 or at christsby@comcast.net

  • KyungMo Koo  - Pastor      

    Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, KyungMo was a PK (pastor’s kid). He felt the call to ministry during his childhood, and found himself at Methodist Theological University, where he met his wife, SunAe, and graduated with a B. Th. After seminary, KyungMo served as a Marine Corps infantry officer at the DMZ for almost 3 years, during which he confirmed God’s strong call to save souls. KyungMo immigrated to the States, where he received his M. Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary and D. Min. from Princeton Seminary. He was ordained in 1997, and has served in cross-cultural/racial ministry for the last 19 years. Most recently, KyungMo served as senior pastor of Moore’s Chapel UMC for 12 years, and then moved to Reading, PA to serve at Lincoln Park UMC.

    In 2019, KyungMo and SunAe were appointed to serve as co-pastors at a church called Christ. KyungMo and SunAe believe that God will use them to witness across racial and cultural boundaries, affirming that God’s mission and grace are available to all persons.

    In his free time, KyungMo enjoys watching movies, going to the gym, and eating his favorite treat, strawberry milkshake!

  • SunAe Lee-Koo - Pastor

    SunAe was born in Chuncheon, South Korea, to prayer warrior parents. She attended Methodist Theological University in Seoul and graduated with a B.Th. in theology and M. Th. in church history. SunAe then immigrated to the States and graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary with her M. Div., and then from Catholic University of America with a Ph. D. in Spirituality. She began her full-time ministry at St. John’s UMC and Hart’s UMC in North East, MD in 2012, and was ordained as an elder of The United Methodist Church in 2014. After serving Mt. Salem UMC as senior pastor, SunAe joined her husband, KyungMo, to lead team ministry at Lincoln Park UMC in Reading, PA.

    A coach in training, SunAe has great passion for teaching ministry through Bible studies and spiritual formation classes. You will see her face light up whenever she speaks about the Sacrament, which is her favorite topic of Christian education. SunAe’s vision is to share the love of God she has experienced in her life with the people of God. SunAe and KyungMo have two children: GaHye, who works as a consultant in Manhattan; and Justin, a junior at West Point.

    SunAe loves reading and going for walks in the park, and is most adventurous in the kitchen (with her husband as the guinea pig).

  • Tom Blackford - Youth Pastor        

    Pastor Tom graduated from OWU in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral and Youth ministry. Has served in youth ministry for 11 years working in Wesleyan Church for the past 8 years.

    Pastor Tom joined us in 2014 as a staff pastor to work with youth and young adults. His wife Sheryl helps out with the youth and works in the Laurel School District. They have two daughters - Kate and Eva.

  • Tom McKelvey - Caring Minister

    Pastor Tom has been a United Methodist minister for 50 years and has served as our District Superintendent. Joining our pastoral staff in 2015, he is primarily responsible for congregational care and visitation of parishioners in hospitals, long term care facilities, or at home.

  • Anna Robertson - Nursery Coordinator

    Anna was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she met her future husband who introduced her to A Church Called Christ. In December 2019, she will receive a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education pursuing her passion for helping children grow. She has worked for over 5 years as a child care provider as well as a volunteer and teacher at her home church, Walker Memorial Church of God. Anna believes that children are a vital part of the church and a positive first experience in the church is vital to the development of their faith.

  • Tom Robinson - Director of Administrative Services

    Tom Robinson is the Director of Administrative Services for Christ UMC and is primarily responsible to serve and assist the Pastor and church committees in all areas of church administration. He serves as a member of the Church Council and Finance Committee. He is also Director of Technical Ministries and teaches an adult Sunday School class.

  • Shelly Culver - Administrative Assistant

    Shelly Culver says working for our church doesn’t feel like work at all - everyone has been so gracious and most helpful. She is very grateful for the opportunity and we are blessed to have her on board!

    If you are at church during the week, stop by and introduce yourself to Shelly!