The Rev. Dr. Tom Choi has served as the senior pastor at First UMC Honolulu since 2017. He has served in Hawaii for many years, including as the Hawaii District Superintendent from 2010-2015..

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 watching sports. Ask him about using the Pomodoro Technique for being more efficient in work/study while also deepening spirituality.

He is blessed to be married to his wife, Becky. They have twin daughters, Marina and Sierra

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