First United Methodist Church of Lockport congregation welcomed its new pastor, Rev. GaHyung Kim at the 10:45 a.m. service on July 7.
The church address is 1000 S. Washington St. in Lockport.
Kim came to the United States at the age of 18 from Korea. She was ordained as a deacon in the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1988 and as an Elder in 1993.
She has previously served churches in Aurora, Winthrop Harbor, Wauconda, DeKalb, Naperville, Oak Lawn, Sycamore and Lake Bluff.
Within the Northern Illinois Conference, she has been active on the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, the board of Ordained Ministry and the Methodist Federation of Social Action.
First United Methodist Church of Lockport is a congregation who welcomes and affirms all people inclusive of race, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental ability, economic class or educational class.
According to the church website, Lockport UMC's Sunday morning worship services, as well as Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month, is open to all. Services are relaxed and traditional, with hymns, scripture readings and prayer requests
For more information, call 815-838-1017 or visit 1umclockport.org.