Staff

Rev. Junchol Lee, senior pastor

Reverend Junchol Lee is native of South Korea with a diverse background in religion, language, history and Eastern philosophy. After being ordained as a minister at the Swedenborg School of Religion in 2000, his central focus as a parish minister has been biblical preaching, officiating weddings & baptisms, and providing pastoral counseling to couples, parents, and parishioners. Since 2011, He has served the San Francisco Swedenborgian Church as Senior Pastor where he continues his pastoral duties and teaches a wide variety of classes. Junchol is a husband and proud father of two children and very focused on the value and importance of family. More information about Rev. Lee here.

Rev. Lee can be reached at revjclee@sfswedenborgian.org.

Dana Owens, office manager

Dana has been with the Swedenborgian Church since 2012 and very much enjoys working behind the scenes to keep the church running smoothly. Though Dana studied Journalism in college and still writes in her free time, she has happily become something of a “Jack of all trades” within the church and an expert in the management and organization of small businesses.

Dana can be reached during church office hours from 10 am – 6 pm, Monday through Friday at office@sfswedenborgian.org or 415-346-6466.

Ashley Stachon, events manager

Originally from San Francisco, Ashley is passionate about SF history and enjoys working at a well-known SF landmark. She has previous experience in the nonprofit development world, as well as extensive event marketing and management experience. A passion of Ashley’s is yoga and she teaches at studios around the city.

Ashley can be reached at events@sfswedenborgian.org or 415-346-6468 or visit www.sfwedding.org.

Charles Calhoun, music director

Charles has been music director at the San Francisco Swedborgian Church since 2000 where he has arranged and conducted innumerable wedding and memorial services as well as special concerts and Sunday services. He also serves as associate conductor of the San Francisco Boys Chorus with whom he’s undertaken many international concert tours. As a successful and much-sought-after concert accompanist and coach, pianist Charles has exercised his skills locally on staff at the San Francisco Opera, Opera San Jose, and the Sacramento Opera Association as well as assisted in musical preparation for the San Francisco Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Internationally, he’s appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in the UK, BBC Television, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the United States and the Instituto Superior de Arte of the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He has also taught at California State University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Charles can be reached at ccalhoun@sfswedenborgian.org.