The Rev. Dr. Tom Choi is the new senior pastor at First UMC Honolulu. He has served in Hawaii for many years, most recently at the Aiea United Methodist Church. Previous to that he served as the Hawaii District Superintendent for the United Methodist Church from 2010-2015, and as the pastor of the Kailua United Methodist Church for 12 years.
He received a B. A. in history from Pomona College and a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Preaching for the 21st Century.
He loves multimedia in worship and is passionate about connecting people to Christ and how God can use them to honor God and make the world a better place. He enjoys listening to music and podcasts and playing basketball.
He is blessed to be married to his wife, Becky. They have twin daughters, Marina and Sierra.