Name: Eugene E. Cho | http://facebook.com/eugenecho
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 is the founder and executive director of One Day’s Wages – “a movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.” He is also the founding and lead pastor of Quest Church and the founder/executive director of Q Cafe – a unique non-profit community cafe and music venue in Seattle. Born in Korea, he immigrated to the United States at age six and grew up in San Francisco. He trekked out to the East Coast for several years, returned to the homeland of the Morning Calm (South Korea) for couple years, and now lives in Seattle with his family.
He and his wife, Minhee, have been married for 17+ years and have three children.
In the truest sense, Eugene is wicked and depraved but redeemed by the grace of God; Blessed by revelation and compelled to respond as a herald of resurrection, redemption, and reconciliation and an advocate for issues of mercy, justice, and compassion.
While he isn’t a very sought out individual, he finds great joy in knowing that he’s still pursued by his wife and three children. When not enjoying his family, neighborhood, and various local ministries, he travels nationally and globally to speak on issues of faith, justice, leadership, non-profits, social entrepreneurship, and other pertinent issues that people will forget when the next fads are introduced.
Eugene blogs regularly and is considered one of the average bloggers on issues of Faith, Leadership, and Justice. Blah blah blah.
Eugene’s first book - Overrated: Are we More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World, Than Actually Changing the World? – releases Fall 2014.
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 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.