Daniel (Sanghyeon) Nam


My name is Sanghyeon (Daniel) Nam.

It’s great to finally be here in St. Andrew’s Uniting Church South Turramurra! We have been praying for many months about joining your family here, and we are very grateful God has allowed this opportunity.

I was born and raised in South Korea, travelling, watching movies, reading books, and playing basketball. God called me to the ministry when I was a high school student. I will never forget the situation of that moment. I went to University to study theology and ministry at Seoul Jangsin University. It was there that I met my wife, Jihye (Sophie), who has supported and served alongside me everywhere the Lord has sent us.

I visited Australia for the first time in 2005, because of the language training program. I met a lot of friendly people and had good experiences. Also, at that time, I heard about the Uniting Church in Australia from some ministers of the Uniting Church and professors of UTC. To tell the truth, I tried to go to the USA or the United Kingdom for theology study after graduating from University. However, I was brought back to Australia in 2009 because of that first visit to Australia and the unique spirit and charm of the Uniting Church in Australia.

We really feel the call of God on our life. We believe in the special plans and providences of God who called us to Australia. While doing the last 11 years in Australia, God has trained us in Dongsan Uniting Church, Korean-Australian community, UTC, and the Ministry Candidates’ processes. God gave us two precious daughters – Sarang and Sharon. After all, God allows us the opportunity to serve St. Andrew’s UC. During our journey, we would like to gain a deeper understanding of how God is calling us to ministry in Australia beyond our boundaries.

We want to take a moment to extend a very warm welcome to anyone who is visiting this web site.

Whether you are just having a look, or are searching out for a place to worship, we're delighted to have you here. We'd love to pray for you. We encourage you to make use of this opportunity and allow us to serve you in prayer, worship, and relationships.

We are so thrilled that God has now brought us and you to be a part of the family at St. Andrew’s Uniting Church! We are excited that we can join with you in reaching the community, the nation, and the world with the Gospel of Christ!

Enjoy the rest of your time with us, and God bless you!


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