Joong W Koe


Phone (724) 935-1627

Mailing Address
99 Glendale St
Wexford, PA 15090

Salem U M Church
Senior Pastor


He was born in South Korea and lived there until 1985. He received a Master of Arts degree in Theology from Seoul Theological Seminary and served the South Korean Army as chaplain.  He moved to California to study at Fuller Theological Seminary (1985-1992) and earned an MA degree in Missiology and a Doctorate in Missiology. 

From 1992 to 1999, Jay taught at several seminaries in South Korea.  Since 2000, he has served the Lord in the United Methodist Church, serving in Erie-Meadville District at Albion Calvary Charge; in Butler District at Connoquenessing; in Connellsville District at  Uniontown and Confluence Charges; in Greensburg District at McKeesport Charge; and again in  Erie-Meadville District at Hopeful Heart Trinity Charge. 
Jay and his wife Young “Helen” Koe have two adult sons.  He loves preaching and teaching, and enjoys traveling, hiking and playing golf.