Yohan Kim is the Heart to Heart Food Pantry Manager at First Community, overseeing operations, food donations, volunteer work, and client-facing activities. He will be hitting the 3-year mark as an employee on March 1, 2024, having started out as a volunteer, then moving on to part-time Volunteer Coordinator. His role has included transitioning the pantry into an effective operation during and after the coronavirus pandemic, which spread activities into multiple church buildings and 2 endpoints for distribution: Drive-Thru and Pop-Up Pantry.
Yohan has an eclectic background, having started out as an army brat in Kansas, Germany, and Oklahoma, before remaining in Ohio from age 4 onward, bouncing between Athens and Columbus (Northland and Eastland areas). He has a BA in Film Studies from The Ohio State University, plus a varied work history that includes US Hair, MAPFRE Stadium, and Half Price Books in Columbus, a photo company near Mansfield, as well as background acting and assorted entry-level film jobs during a short stint in Los Angeles.
When not working, he can be found at happy hours and music shows, reading at his favorite café, indulging in his lifelong cinephilia, walking a trail, working out, and being a dad to a black cat named Sirius. Being an avid fan of the horror genre, he runs a monthly book club called Attack of the Killer Tomes and daydreams about writing horror movies for a living. He also once produced and co-hosted a podcast about Korean films, which ran for around 50 episodes. And if his body ever cooperates, he hopes to return to the world of martial arts, whether it’s Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or just something fun out of love for the game.