Lydia Sohn was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of three. Born into a Christian family, her faith has always been a central part of her life and development. She attended college at the Claremont Colleges and there felt that strange and mysterious “calling” for the very first time.
She slowly but steadily followed the sense that she was called to ministry, which led her to pursue a Master of Divinity degree at Yale Divinity School.
In June of 2015, Lydia was commissioned as a United Methodist Elder and appointed as the Associate Minister of Church of the Good Shepherd, United Methodist in Arcadia, California. She was then ordained as an Elder in Full Connection in June of 2018 and appointed to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. Her ministerial passions include broadening, complicating and at the same time, enriching people’s theologies and walking alongside them on their spiritual journeys as they discover and continually re-discover the awe-inspiring reality of the depth, height and expansiveness of God’s love for each one of us and all of creation.
For fun, Lydia enjoys reading, journaling, hiking, dinner parties, spending time with family who are split between the west and east coasts and lastly but most importantly, spending time with her husband and son. To follow her blog, visit http://www.revlydia.com.