Rev. Chan Suh
Pastor Seokchane (Chan) Suh was raised in a Methodist family in South Korea as the youngest of three. He has one sister and one brother. He went to the Philippines when he was 17 to study at Araullo University, during this time he was staying in a missionary's house where he was involved in various church missions with other Koreans and Filipinos. It was an eye-opening experience how God is calling and using people with different cultures, nationalities, and races for good through those who love God (Rom 8:28). And at the same time, it was eye-opening to witness how social injustice can impact the lives of those people. It was there that he realized his passion to learn about God and God in the world. Chan immigrated to Chicago to pursue his degrees in M.div and MA in Christian Education at Garrett Theological-Evangelical Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. While there, he learned how to drive during snowstorms and became a Cubs fan. Upon graduation, his passion to learn about God and the world led him to Washington DC to study at American University pursuing Philosophy and International Relations. He loves Virginia and the DC area (not so windy and snowy) although, being a Cubs fan, he still tries to like Nationals. His entire journey, after all, was inspired and motivated by the Greatest Commandment that we all received: Love God, and Love Others (Mark 12: 30-31; Matthew 22:36-40). And he loves to say this, we learn to love God by and through the people who love God. Our job as the disciples of Jesus Christ is to manifest our love for God by loving and welcoming others. If you are looking for a place of worship and place of love, come join the Silverbrook family to grow and share the love of God together. All are welcome. Chan and his wife Bora have a doggy (Corgi), Pappillon.
- Administrative Assistant
Myrna Meling has been with us since 2004. She has been a UMC member since 1987 and serves on the executive board of the Alexandria District United Methodist Women. Myrna has lived in Northern Virginia since 1973 and is active in her local UMC church and Silverbrook.
Anne Szymanski/Mi-Yong Kim
Anne Szymanski has been a member of SUMC since 2009. She works in the IT field and has supported SUMC in their social media campaigns and website maintenance. If you run into technical difficulties please email her at email@example.com. Mi-Yong Kim provides operational support to the website coordinating between SUMC and the co-webmaster, Anne Szymanski. Though she has no membership in the church, she regularly attends and provides support in various capacities. She has no IT experience and her sole qualification is that of the older sister of the webmaster affording her the authority to boss her around. :-)
- Youth Education Chair
Anne is a member of Silverbrook UMC and has been teaching Children's Sunday School for the last 6 years. Anne's background is in pediatrics and she really enjoys helping the kids at Silverbrook discover the love of God. She and her family live in Fairfax Station.
- Music Director
Carolyn Eng has been playing in churches since she was 16, which is a pretty long time. She likes all styles of worship music, directing the Silverbrook Singers, singing a capella, teaching piano and making quilts.