Meet Our Team

When you book a wedding with us at the Swedenborgian Church, you will work with a team of dedicated professionals who will do everything to ensure that your wedding is a joyous event.

Rev. Junchol Lee, Senior Pastor

The Reverend Junchol Lee is native of South Korea with a diverse background in religion, language, history and philosophy. After being ordained as a minister at the Swedenborg School of Religion in 2000, he served the Swedenborg Chapel in Cleveland, Ohio for 9 years, officiating over 120 weddings, counseling nearly 70 couples, and baptizing nearly 60 children. He became lead minister at the San Francisco Swedenborgian Church in 2011 where he continues his pastoral duties as well as teaches a wide variety of classes and continually engages the community. In addition to bringing his eclectic spiritual background to the Swedenborgian Chruch, Rev. Lee is also a husband and proud father of two children and very focused on the value and importance of family.

Rev Rachel Rivers

Reverend Dr. Rachel Rivers

Rev. Dr. Rachel Rivers is a minister, teacher and counselor with over 25 years of experience. She was pastor of the San Francisco Swedenborgian Church for 18 years and currently teaches seminars on Swedenborgian spirituality and maintains a counseling practice in the Marina District, working with individuals and couples. Rev. Rachel is skilled at conducting meaningful, personal, joyful weddings. She enjoys working with couples to create a wedding ceremony that fits their individual needs and desires, whether it be for a religious ceremony, “spiritual but not religious”, interfaith, or secular. Rev. Rachel offers, but does not require, pre-marital counseling using the Prepare Enrich Pre-Marital Inventory.