Meet Our Pastor
Pastor Juhee Lee
Pastor Juhee Lee has played the violin since she was five years old and has lived as a professional violinist. She believed that serving God as a Christian musician was her vocation.
In 2002, she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance at the University of Seoul at the top of her class. During her undergraduate years, she served as concertmaster of the orchestra.
After graduating, she directly went to Germany to study at the world-renowned Robert Schumann Musik Hochschule. In 2005 she earned her performance diploma. She returned to Korea and held a homecoming solo recital at the Seoul Art Center in 2006. From 2006 to 2008, she was the First Chair Violinist of the Christian Television System Orchestra in Korea, and often played in charity concerts for the Red Cross and other non-profit organizations.
She moved to Atlanta at the end of 2008 with her husband. Shortly after arriving, Juhee was invited to play Mendelssohn Concerto with Georgia College and State University Orchestra. In 2010, Georgia State University offered her a full scholarship to pursue her master’s degree. While finishing her studies, she won the Brumby Competition and played Sibelius concert with Georgia State University Orchestra. She earned her Master's Degree in the spring of 2012.
However, a time of suffering in her life and spiritual wrestling with God led her to a deeper relationship with God and helped her find a new calling. As she deeply reflected on the suffering in her life, she was able to hear her inner voice, as well as that of the Holy Spirit, through studying the Bible.
God empowered her to move through her suffering and see it from a completely new perspective. She was not only able to be more empathetic to others' suffering, but she also found a new calling to ministry.
In 2016, she responded to God’s calling and earned a Dean's Fellowship Scholarship from the Boston University School of Theology and graduated in 2020. She was appointed to Haven United Methodist Church in East Providence on July 1, 2019.
As God touches people’s hearts and transforms their lives through Jesus Christ, she believes that music has the power to touch people’s hearts. Her endeavors to share God’s love through God's word and music will be continued for our community as she experiences it in her life.