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Rev. Sang Hyu Han

Rockville, Maryland

July 3, 1938 - May 15, 2024

Rev. Sang Hyu Han Obituary

Rev. Sang Hyu Han


July 3, 1938 - May 15, 2024



Rev. Sang Hyu Han, 85, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2024 surrounded by his family.



Rev. Han was born on July 3, 1938 in Boryung City, Choongnam, South Korea. He was born into three generations of Korean Methodists and was called into ministry at the age of 18. He graduated from the Methodist Theological University in Seoul, South Korea, Union Theological Seminary in Manila, Philippines, and received his Doctorate of Ministry from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.



Rev. Han’s ministry spanned nearly 50 years from South Korea to the Philippines to the United States. During his ministry, he planted 3 new churches and was the founding pastor of the Manila Korean United Church in Manila, Philippines (1974-1979), which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. He also served in the Korean Methodist Church (1962-1973) and taught at Hyupsung Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea (1980-1984). In the United States, he served as Pastor of the Korean Church of Atlanta United Methodist Church, GA (1985-1989), Columbus Korean United Methodist Church, OH (1989-2002), and Asbury Korean United Methodist Church (Naperville KUMC), IL (2002-2008). He also served as the President of the National Association of Korean American United Methodists.



In addition to his ministry career, Rev. Han faithfully loved and served his family. As God led their family around the world, Rev. Han ensured that their family always found home. Rev. Han is survived by his wife of 46 years Rev. Myung Ji Cho, his eldest daughter Rev. Grace Han and her husband Chris Meserole, and his youngest daughter Elizabeth Han and her husband Linhong Zhang. Rev. Han especially loved spending time with his grandchildren Dahae, Auden, Lina, and Nora. Kind and generous to all, he will be fondly remembered as a man of great faith and quiet dignity, a loving father and husband, and a doting grandfather.



A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 25th at 11 AM at KUMC of Koinonia (Centerville UMC, 6400 Old Centreville Road, Centreville, VA), with a lunch reception to follow.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Rev. Sang Hyu Han hosted by Going Home Cremation & Funeral Care by Value Choice.

Rev. Sang Hyu Han


July 3, 1938 - May 15, 2024



Rev. Sang Hyu Han, 85, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2024 surrounded by his family.



Rev. Han was born on July 3, 1938 in Boryung City, Choongnam, South Korea. He was born into three generations of Korean Methodists and was called into ministry at the age of 18. He graduated from the Methodist Theological University in Seoul, South Korea, Union Theological Seminary in Manila, Philippines, and received his Doctorate of Ministry from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.



Rev. Han’s ministry spanned nearly 50 years from South Korea to the Philippines to the United States. During his ministry, he planted 3 new churches and was the founding pastor of the Manila Korean United Church in Manila, Philippines (1974-1979), which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. He also served in the Korean Methodist Church (1962-1973) and taught at Hyupsung Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea (1980-1984). In the United States, he served as Pastor of the Korean Church of Atlanta United Methodist Church, GA (1985-1989), Columbus Korean United Methodist Church, OH (1989-2002), and Asbury Korean United Methodist Church (Naperville KUMC), IL (2002-2008). He also served as the President of the National Association of Korean American United Methodists.



In addition to his ministry career, Rev. Han faithfully loved and served his family. As God led their family around the world, Rev. Han ensured that their family always found home. Rev. Han is survived by his wife of 46 years Rev. Myung Ji Cho, his eldest daughter Rev. Grace Han and her husband Chris Meserole, and his youngest daughter Elizabeth Han and her husband Linhong Zhang. Rev. Han especially loved spending time with his grandchildren Dahae, Auden, Lina, and Nora. Kind and generous to all, he will be fondly remembered as a man of great faith and quiet dignity, a loving father and husband, and a doting grandfather.



A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 25th at 11 AM at KUMC of Koinonia (Centerville UMC, 6400 Old Centreville Road, Centreville, VA), with a lunch reception to follow.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Rev. Sang Hyu Han hosted by Going Home Cremation & Funeral Care by Value Choice.

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