Meet the Kangs

Each month we want to take a moment and either meet some of the people who attend Grace, or, hear about some of the things going on within our church. 

This month, we get to meet Andrew and Sarah Kang. They've been attending Grace for a while and Sarah serves Grace's Worship Director. 

Recently they took some time to answer a few questions for us. Keep reading to hear a little bit about what they love about NYC, Grace, and to hear one of those crazy NYC stories...

Tell us a little bit about yourselves. Where did you meet? How long have you been together/married? And, anything else you'd like us to know...

We met at Yale where we both went to college. We were just friends for two years before we realized that maybe we were interested in each other, and we got married almost 4 years later in August 2016. A fun fact about us is that we shared the same last name before getting married! (Sarah likes to say that Andrew took her last name.)


What do you both do in the city?

Sarah is a singer-songwriter, leads worship at Grace, and teaches private guitar, piano, ukulele, and songwriting lessons to young kids.

Andrew is an attorney at Cravath practicing M&A.

What do you enjoy most and least about living in NYC?

What we enjoy most about NYC is definitely the food! We love that there is always a new restaurant to explore. What we enjoy least are subway delays and the occasional whiffs of bad smells while walking down the street.

What’s your go to restaurant in the city?

Jongro (Korean BBQ)

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Do you have any of those crazy New York stories?

One late wintry evening in 2014, Andrew's A/C unit fell out of his 5th floor window during uninstallation. The unit bounced off the coffee shop awning below and landed precisely in a large garbage pile on the sidewalk. Luckily, no one got hurt. Strangely enough, Andrew went outside to check the damage, only to discover the unit had disappeared. One man's trash is another man's treasure?

Tell us about your ideal day off. 

Our ideal day off consists of a carefree walk through random streets/neighborhoods of NYC, a trip to the movies (or watching a Korean drama), Korean food, good conversation, a game of Scrabble, and reading a chapter of a book together (currently reading through the Harry Potter series).

Tell us a little bit about how you found Grace and what you enjoy about our church.

We found Grace when Andrew googled, "good churches on the upper west side". We've been attending Grace for 3.5 years, and our favorite part of being a part of this body is how the community encourages us to be honest, ask questions, share in each other's joys and struggles, and challenges us to be a real family in Christ.