We Are CEM

We are real people trying to figure out how to live a life of faith
in the real world together.


Thank you for visiting our website. We would love to meet you in person, but in the meantime
we encourage you to explore our site and get to know us a little bit.

Meet our Pastors

Lead Pastor

Rev. John Kim

John Kim is the Lead Pastor at CEM. He loves God’s word and sharing life with God’s people. His deepest desire is to preach the gospel in order that everyone may experience the beauty and wonder of God. After finishing his undergraduate studies at UCLA, John Kim received his MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary and is currently finishing his PhD in Preaching and the Arts from Fuller. He is married to Janet Choi and has twin boys, Cole and Nathan.

What to Expect

Visiting a new church for the first time can be a bit overwhelming so we want to provide
some information on what to expect when you arrive.

Sunday Worship

Worship is at the core of who we are at CEM


The whole purpose of our Sunday worship is to provide an opportunity for people to
encounter God in a real and intimate way. We have intentionally and prayerfully
formatted our worship to create this kind of environment.
Our Sunday service is contemporary and uplifting. You will experience powerful live worship and
an inspiring message filled with truth and hope. The service lasts for one hour and is open
to people of all ages. The attire at CEM ranges from jeans to suits, so you are
welcome to dress as you please.

Life groups

Life is meant to be lived in community

Intentional Relationships

Sharing a meal with those who know and love you.
Real conversations marked by laughter, honesty, and encouragement.
Burdens shared, triumphs celebrated, prayers given and received.
Relationship as it was meant to be. This is Life Group.
For more information on joining a life group please contact one of the pastors.

Bible Study

We are committed to growing in our relationship with God

Lifelong Pursuit

At CEM, we believe that knowing God is a constant pursuit, a lifelong journey of discovery.
To that end we commit to the study of God’s Word both as a gathered community and
as a lifelong daily discipline. For more information on Bible Study gatherings please
contact one of the pastors.