Name: Eugene E. Cho
Age: 44 years and counting
Height: 6′ 4″ (and I’m a liar)
Birthplace: Seoul, Korea | Hometown: San Francisco | Current: Seattle
NBA Status: Currently a free agent and ready to sign on with any pro team.
Eugene Cho is the founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington – as well as founder and Executive Director of the Q Café, an innovative non-profit community café and music venue.
He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages(ODW) – “a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.”
The vision of ODW is to create a collaborative movement by integrating human relationships, social media/technology and the power of story. ODW promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day’s wages) and supports sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. Since its launch in October 2009, ODW has raised over $2.4 million dollars for projects to empower those living in extreme global poverty. ODW has been featured in the New York Times (twice), The Seattle Times, NPR and numerous other media outlets. For his entrepreneurial work and spirit, Eugene was recently honored as one of 50 Everyday American Heroes.
Eugene’s first book, Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? is available everywhere everywhere books are sold.
Eugene and Minhee have been married for 18 years and have three children. Together they live in Seattle, Washington. More of Eugene’s story can be found on his blog; he is also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
In the News: New York Times | Relevant Magazine | NPR interview | Seattle Times (One Day’s Wages) | ABCWorldNews.Com| Sojourners Magazine |Portrait in the Seattle Times | Seattle Post Intelligencer Article | CBSNews.com | NBC News
Education: Sherman Elementary, Aptos Middle, Lowell High, University of California, Davis [Psychology and Theater; degree in Psychology]; Princeton Theological Seminary
My Hobbies: Sports, Fishing, Reading, Writing, Lawn Mowing, Movies, Convertibles, Pho, Sushi, Coffee and Tea, ESPN, and Traveling.
Blog Disclaimer: This is my personal blog. The views, words, posts, thoughts, rants, visions, and ideas represented here are my own, not those of One Day’s Wages, Quest Church, Q Cafe, my family, my ethnic Korean countrypeople, the city of Seattle where I live, the USA of which I am a citizen, or the totality of the Christian faith and community. As I spew out some vomitaceous thoughts for conversation, connection, amusement, and critical discourse, I seek to grant and receive grace.