“For me, the coach is a transformational change process that calls the person forth into their full lives and ministry. Thus coaching is a wonderful way to help leaders grow and deepen in their leadership! I believe that the effective coaching relationship results in the specific outcomes including deeper exploration of goals, action plans for moving forward and missional risk taking and experimentation.”
Rev. Dr. Youngsook Charlene Kang, PCC, is a leadership coach and a trainer. She has been coaching pastors, laity, mid-judicatory leaders and bishops across different denominations over the last decade.
Youngsook has been working with new district superintendents and directors of connectional ministries of the United Methodist Church as a coach. She coaches presbyters of the Presbyterian Church, USA who participates in the Presbytery Leader Formation Program. She also has worked with several dioceses of the Episcopal Church as a team coach.
Youngsook is an instructor for the coaching program at Auburn Theological School and Columbia Theological Seminary. She created a peer clergy coaching program for the Rocky Mountain/Mountain Sky Conference, providing coaching services to individuals and groups.
Youngsook is dedicated to intercultural coaching. She is an intercultural competency trainer as well as a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).
Youngsook has served as Superintendent of Leadership Development and Director of Connectional Ministries, and has served as District Superintendent of the Metropolitan District, Mountain Sky Conference, The United Methodist Church. She has also served as Deputy General Secretary for Mission Context & Relationship, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church.
Youngsook is married to JinHo and together they have two grown children. She loves operas and musicals.
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