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Behind CityLife

Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Um
Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Um has been in the Boston area for a number of years which has allowed him to acquire a unique awareness for the various intellectual and cultural issues confronting Bostonians. After receiving a call to ministry, he entered Seminary at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he received an M. Div. and Th.M. in Biblical Theology. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament studies at St. Mary’s College (University of St. Andrews) in Scotland.

Besides his position as Senior Minister at Citylife Church of Boston, he is a professor of New Testament studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, author of The Theme of Temple Christology in John’s Gospel, The Library of New Testament Studies 2006, T & T Clark International (formerly the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series), and serves on the Board of Directors for The Gospel Coalition. He currently resides in Charlestown with his wife and three children.

Jonathan Kerhoulas
Assistant Pastor University Ministry

Jonathan Kerhoulas holds a B.A. in Bible/Theology and a minor in Psychology from Asbury College as well as an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Jonathan has lived in the Boston area since 2003 and has continued to grow in his love and understanding of cities. Realizing that Boston is unique in its strategic position within academia, he is energized to work with and amongst Boston students, our future world influencers. Jonathan is likewise excited at the opportunity to develop leaders with a heart for reaching Boston and beyond. And his true passion is in seeing people come to understand the tangible and comprehensive scope of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection accomplished for them. Presently, he resides in Boston with his wife Danielle and their son Mason.

Bobby Krier
Director of Music

604803120_7uHKp-SBorn in the Northwest (Portland, OR), Bobby Krier spent most of his early years in the Midwest and then relocated to Sacramento where he led music for the past nine years.  After graduating from the University of California at Davis in Religious Studies and a minor in Jewish Studies, Bobby has continued to pursue music education in the context of worship. Bobby has been working in the PCA for the past five years, and enjoys being apart of the Lord’s work here at Citylife. Bobby’s greatest desire for worship is to see men and women glorify the most significant and amazing person in history, Jesus Christ!  He lives with his wife Stephanie in the North End.

James Hsiao
University Ministry Discipleship Director

Born in New York City and a raised in central New Jersey, James has developed a deep appreciation for the urban context. James earned his bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University and an M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He began his ministry experience working with youths and families for Chinese-American churches, and then spent his last year of seminary interning as a hospital chaplain at Beverly Hospital in the North Shore of Massachusetts. Outside of work, James’ favorite hobbies are photography and cooking. He currently resides in Cambridge with his wife Allison.

When and Where Does CityLife Meet?

Service Times:
9:15AM (classical)

Radisson Hotel Boston
6th Floor Conference Center
200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-1800

Note: Our church is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Radisson Hotel.


From West:
90 East (Mass Pike) to Exit 22 Prudential/Copley Square. Follow the signs for Copley Square. Above ground you will now be on Stuart St. (Rt. 9E) going east. Pass Arlington St. and the Radisson will come up on the right.

From South:
93 North to Exit 20 Frontage Rd and bear right onto Frontage Rd. Turn left onto Berkeley St. Bear right onto Columbus Ave. Bear right onto Stuart St. Pass Arlington Street and the Radisson will come up on the right.

From North:
93 South to Storrow Drive (West) Exit 26a. Exit Copley Square. Take a left at the light onto Beacon St., then immediate right onto Arlington St. Pass Boylston St. and take the first left (after Park Plaza) onto Stuart St. The Radisson will come up on the right.

From Cambridge:
Follow Massachusetts Ave over the bridge into Boston. Go five blocks and take a left onto Boylston Street. Pass Copley Square. Take a right onto Arlington St. Take the first left (after Park Plaza) onto Stuart St. The Radisson will come up on the right.

By T:
Take any Green Line train to the Boylston stop. Walk straight down Tremont Street away from Boston Common (south) for one block. Turn right (onto Stuart Street). Walk one block west; the Radisson is diagonally across Charles St.

There is some free parking on Sundays located on the street, but there is also (attached to the hotel) a parking garage where it is $7 to self park with the use of our validation stamp located at the welcome table.

Church Office

10 Milk Street
Suite 230
Boston, MA 02108
T: (617) 292-0990
F: (617) 292-0995

Directions to Church Office:
The church office is located in Downtown Crossing near the State Street and Downtown Crossing T stops on the Orange Lines. Entrances are located either at 10 Milk Street or 294 Washington Street.

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