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.

Music Director: Jonathan Dimmock

Jonathan Dimmock is a professional concert organist having performed in churches, major concert halls, music festivals and cathedrals throughout the world. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Yale School of Music, and Yale Divinity School, he is also a published composer, writer, and Grammy Award-winning recording artist. Jonathan’s extensive ecclesiastical experience includes work as organist and music director at Westminster Abbey, three American Cathedrals, and several churches in the Bay Area. Jonathan currently performs as the regular organist with the San Francisco Symphony, is the Principal Organist of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and teaches at Sonoma State University.