Eugene is the founder and lead pastor of Quest Church—an urban, multicultural, and multigenerational church in Seattle—and also the founder and executive director of Q Café—an innovative, nonprofit community cafe and music venue. Eugene and his wife Minhee are also the founders of One Day’s Wages (ODW)—”a new movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.”
The strategy of ODW is to create a collaborative movement by integrating human relationships, social media/technology, and the power of story. ODW promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day’s wages), and supports sustainable relief through partnership—especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. Since it launched in October 2009, ODW has been featured in the The New York Times (twice), The Seattle Times, NPR, Mashable, and numerous other media outlets.
Eugene and Minhee have been married for more than 15 years and live with their three children in Seattle.
Posts By This Author
10 Reasons We Don't Like to Talk About Race
Eric Holder on America and Race: 'A Nation of Cowards'
Shoe-Throwing and President Bush's Legacy
Continuing the Abortion Conversation
Oppression of Women: The Oldest Injustice in Human History
It is the way that "we" view, treat, and oppress women.
The Short But Significant Life of Brenden Foster
Black Friday and Consumerism, White Privilege and Buy Nothing Day
We Need Post-Election Reconciliation
Another Sign of the End
The conversation we have on God's Politics can be very intense.
The work of loving mercy, seeking justice, and walking humbly can be pretty merciless, ruthless, and humiliating. The recent financial meltdown has only increased the national and global anxiety.
Obama Hung in Effigy at Christian College
The Christians of North Korea
My great-grandfather was one of the first Christians in a village near Pyongyang. God's grace was poured over his entire family, but they experienced intense persecution because of their faith. As a result, he "escaped" one night with his entire family from what is now known as North [...]
What Do 'Patriotic Dissenters' Appreciate About the USA?
As we recently marked the "birth" and independence of the United States, I'd like to ask you to consider a very simple question:
What do you appreciate about the United States?
I often find myself in the company of women and men who are more inclined towards the art of deconstruction and cynicism. We [...]
A Quiet Revolt in Burma
Don't forget the situation in Burma.
Teresa and her husband, Rich, have been at my church for about four years now. Like several of our members, their faith in Christ and desire to live out the gospel not only humbles me but helps shape the depth and direction of our church. Teresa started a blog titled
In Memory of Maria -- and Millions More
I don't want to assume that readers automatically know who Steven Curtis Chapman is, but if you've been surfing the Web recently, it's very likely you may have seen the name. Chapman is one of the most visible and influential figures of the Christian music genre. As of 2007, he has sold more than 10 million albums, has nine gold and platinum albums, and won five Grammy awards.