staff

  • In-Sook Hwang

    Pastor

    In-Sook is honored and excited to serve as the pastor of Grace church.  She is passionate to share the good news of Jesus Christ and to encourage people to discover God’s purposes for their lives.  In-Sook and her husband, Bong-Choul who is also a clergy, have been blessed by their two daughters and four grandchildren. She would love to meet you soon!

  • Michael Arthur

    Contemporary Worship Leader

    Mike is a Southern Illinois native.  He is a proud father, lucky fiance, dedicated teacher, and passionate lover of all things music (Warning: he is a classically trained pianist with a love for reggae and punk rock, so naturally he is a bit "energetic").  He invites you to join him and his family to worship on Sunday mornings at our 9 a.m. Contemporary Service!

  • Jaci Arthur

    Youth Ministries Leader

    Jaci grew up outside of Houston, Texas but has lived in Carbondale for almost 12 years. She's a four-time Saluki alumna, with a Masters in Education and a Juris Doctor degree. In addition to all things stage and music, she loves traveling, writing, reading, dancing, learning and experiencing new things and languages, games of all kinds, watching movies and TV shows (especially Sci-Fi and British dramas).

  • Jee Won Yang

    Choir Director

    A native of South Korea, Jee Won Yang is a conductor and a pianist. As a pianist, she has appeared extensively in both solo and chamber concerts in United State, Europe, and South Korea. She was invited to perform at the Carnegie Hall’s Weil Hall, and Amalfi Music Festival Young Artist Gala Concert in Italy among others. In addition, she conducted many professional orchestras at the various venues in Berlin, Germany; Manchester, England; New York; California; Georgia; and Illinois. Ms. Yang has completed a Doctoral Degree in Piano Performance and literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, IL and Masters Degree in Piano Performance at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. She loves building LEGO, reading books, and watching TV on her free time.


  • Debrah Ditch

    Office Manager

    Debbie feels privileged to have served Grace UMC as office manager since 2002.  Debbie and her husband Rick live in “Fudgetown” and are active members at the Johnston City United Methodist Church.  They enjoy raised-bed vegetable gardening, cooking, and getting together with their two sons and their families to play board games.