Aeri Lee to serve as worship leader

March 11, 2015

Korean born worship leader, pianist, and conductor, Aeri Lee will be the worship leader for the 2015 annual conference session.  Lee currently serves as the worship coordinator at Chinese Community United Methodist Church, and has served as music director and adjunct faculty in Christian Worship at the Pacific School of Religion (PSR) in Berkeley, California. 
 
Lee received her Master of Music (MM ‘97, MM ‘00) in piano and choral conducting, as well as Master of Arts in Religion, specializing in music and worship (MAR ‘97), while at Yale School of Music, Yale Divinity School, and Yale Institute of Sacred Music.
 
Since 2003, she has been a member of the Global Praise Working Group at the General Board of Global Ministry (GBGM) of the United Methodist Church, and has led numerous workshops on Global Praise Music. She has been an annual guest lecturer in Music and Worship at the Reformed Theological College in Kamapala, Uganda for the past 15 years.
 
In 2009, Lee led a team of United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (VIM) from her home church of Chinese Community UMC in Oakland, California to partner with Youth and Child Visionary Ministries (YCVM), a Uganda-based Christian community organization, to begin building a Christian boarding school, in the remote eastern region of Kumi, Uganda. She is planning to lead a second VIM team to Kumi, Uganda, in May, 2014.
 
She is a member of I-Relate (www.i-relate.org), and serves as a facilitator for intercultural competency workshops for clergy and congregations in the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.