Pastor Son Ye’s
Pastor Son Ye was appointed Senior Pastor of Wrightwood Community UMC on July 1, 2023. He was ordained as a Deacon at the Cal-Pac Conference in 1993 and as an Elder in 1996. He is an ordained minister of the UMC, having served in six churches affiliated with the UMC in Southern California for 30 years before coming here.
Pastor Son Ye was born in South Korea, graduated from high school there, and then completed three years of military service in the Republic of Korea Marine Corps. He immigrated to the United States in 1979, and while working to become financially self-sufficient, he received a call from the Lord and graduated from Valley Forge Christian College (1989), affiliated with the Assemblies of God.
After graduating from college, he returned to the Methodist Church where he grew up and received a Master of Divinity Degree (1993) and a Doctor of Ministry Degree (2000) from the Claremont School of Theology.
Pastor Son married Euni in 1981, and they had a married daughter, Esther, a son, Philip, and three grandchildren. His hobbies are walking mountain trails and singing duets with his wife.
Pastor Son enjoys giving sermons based on the Scriptures and makes it his mission to introduce the faithful and all-powerful God who has been at work in human history, church history, and his life’s journey.
"It is the vision of the Wrightwood United Methodist Church to kindle and nurture relationships through Jesus Christ and embrace all God's word."
to teach and nurture Christ's followers
to prepare all God's Childern for their calling, their misison, their ministry and their walk with Christ
to worship,and share the Bible in celebration in word, in song, and in deeds
to encourage prayer
to embrace the Sacraments of Communion and Baptism
to minister to all within the church, the community and throughout God's kingdom
to actively support missionary work
to show compasssion to all
to do this with "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"