Eugene Cho

my story

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My Stats

Name: Eugene E. Cho
Age: 43 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

Brief Bio:

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 million dollars for projects to empower those living in extreme global poverty. ODW has been featured in the New York Times (twice), The Seattle TimesNPR 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 seventeen 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 and Twitter.

In the News: New York Times | Relevant Magazine |  NPR interviewSeattle Times (One Day’s Wages) | ABCWorldNews.ComSojourners Magazine |Portrait in the Seattle Times | Seattle Post Intelligencer Article | CBSNews.com | NBC News

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Education: Sherman Elementary, Aptos Middle, Lowell High, University of Californa, 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.

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One Day’s Wages

My Instagram

Morning hike. My features over at @miir are hosting a book.giveaway + their world.class  tumblers. "Hot off the press! Eugene Cho, founder of @onedayswages, has a new book titled Overrated that will challenge you to actually change the world. We've got two signed copies to give away. Like this post AND tag a friend for your chance to win both copies and #MiiR tumblers." Good morning from Seattle!

#MorningFerryRide 
#NoFilter I feel healthier just looking at fruit. #pikemarket Lunch date with Minhee. Her love languages include good conversations and good sushi. This is why I always take the window seat.

my tweets

  • "Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love." ~ 1 Cor. 16:13-14 (NLT) || 42 minutes ago
  • Boasting creates jealousy & envy. Vulnerability creates community. We choose what kind of culture we want to create. || 17 hours ago
  • 15,876 women + countless babies. This past year, @OneDaysWages has granted $152K to 5 orgs impacting 15,876 women: onedayswages.org/community/blog… || 1 day ago
  • Maternal health & empowering women have a special place in my heart. Truth: all life is important. Check next link & please help share it. || 1 day ago
  • "I am a Christian not bc someone explained the nuts & bolts of Xtianity but bc there were people willing to be nuts & bolts." ~ Rich Mullins || 1 day ago
  • Make friendships more than transactions. There's a huge difference between "I appreciate you" and "I appreciate what you can do for me." || 1 day ago
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