Dr. Jae Won Kim

Music Minister and Organist

Dr. Jae Won Kim is the Music Minister and Organist at Holy Trinity. She directs the Children’s Choir, the Chancel Choir, and the Handbell Choir.

She moved to Fayetteville in 2017 with her husband, Dr. Mark Tollefsen, after they both accepted teaching jobs at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. After graduating from the Korean National University of Arts and earning a doctoral degree at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, she has rapidly created a niche as a soloist, chamber musician, and an educator. During the past five years, she was an assistant professor of piano at Kentucky State University, where she created a piano outreach program with the Links, Inc. organization that gave underprivileged African-American children free piano lessons. She has been working with church choirs for 17 years as a pianist and choir director.

In her free time, Jae Won loves to try new cuisines, travel, and watch Korean television shows. For more information, please visit her website at www.jaewonkimpiano.com.