Eugene Cho

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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 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 Cafea 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 interviewSeattle Times (One Day’s Wages) | ABCWorldNews.ComSojourners Magazine |Portrait in the Seattle Times | Seattle Post Intelligencer Article | | 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.

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My Instagram

Layover. San Francisco. Having grown up here, my heart still flutters. No other city like it. A quick, busy, & meaningful 26 hrs in Wash DC but managed to go for an hour walk for this view. One of the greatest monuments in the world. A true American hero. #AbrahamLincoln I may stand on different sides on several issues with this man but I'm committed to praying for my President.

Honored to be joining Christian pastors and leaders today for the White House Prayer Breakfast. The great wheel of Seattle. Cloudy on top. Sunny on the bottom. Such is life sometimes. Taking a walk in one of my fav Seattle spots before a busy month. Embracing the calm before the storm.

my tweets

  • In his final days, Jesus washed dirty feet, ate with misfits (including a man who he knew would betray him), and forgave his enemies. #grace || 16 hours ago
  • Can't stop crying. Grieving the tragedy of the South Korean ferry. Praying for miracles. Nearly 300 are still missing. Lord, in your mercy. || 1 day ago
  • Don't be so quick to jump to the celebration of His resurrection. Take time. Pray. Reflect. Journey with Christ in his final week & moments. || 1 day ago
  • What would we do if we only had one week to live? Jesus borrowed a donkey, washed dirty feet, and got crucified. - || 1 day ago
  • Hope is not that God guarantees a life of bliss and blessings but that in all seasons & circumstances, God is with us. So, never lose hope. || 1 day ago
  • Layover. San Francisco. Having grown up here, my heart still flutters. No other city like it. || 2 days ago
  • A quick and meaningful 26 hrs in Wash DC but managed to go for an hour walk for this view. || 2 days ago
  • There's a huge difference between empty fatigue and gratifying tiredness. Life is too short. Invest in the things you deeply care about. || 2 days ago


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