Hak Joon is a Professor of Theology and Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. He received his Ph.D. degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and has published several books including: Covenant & Communication: A Christian Moral Conversation with Jürgen Habermas (Univ. Press of America, 2006); We Will Get to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Communal-Political Spirituality (Pilgrim Press, 2006); Great World House: Martin Luther King and Global Ethics (Pilgrim Press, 2011); Bridge Builders (Doorae Media, 2007); A Paradigm Shift in Korean Churches (Holy WavePlus Press, 2011); and numerous articles. He has been a keynote speaker for MLK Jr. Birthday celebrations in multiple cities. An ordained minister of word and sacrament in the PC (USA), he studied Torah & Talmud at Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem as a fellow of the Christian Leadership Initiative of American Jewish Committee. He is married to Jackie, they have two sons, Jonathan and David. (Korean Interview)
Sung is the Senior Pastor of Toronto Milal Church in Toronto, Canada. Previously, he served as an Associate Pastor and Director of Christian Education at Young Nak Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles. He has more than a decade of experience serving in various pastoral roles in Virginia, South Korea, and California. He has also translated the Interpretation Commentary for 2 Corinthians from English to Korean. He is also developing further resources to both 1st and 2nd generation Korean North American pastors, as well as researching and developing innovative resources that Korean North American churches can utilize in their educational ministries. Especially, he has dreamed to develop curricula for immigrant churches, lamenting that there had been no curriculum designed for immigrant Christian youth and churches. For his dream, he founded KODIA in 2009, and the G2G-KODIA youth curriculum is the first fruit he dreamed for a long time. Sung earned an M.Div. and an M.A. in Education from Union-PSCE in Virginia. He is married to Sun Young, and they have three sons, Jeremy, Jonathan, and Joshua.
Kil Jae is a 1.5 generation Korean-American who is bi-cultural and bi-lingual. As an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, he is currently the pastor of Teaneck United Methodist Church in Teaneck, NJ—a multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural congregation. Before taking a full-time appointment in local parish ministry in 2005, he had been a pastor for children, youth and young adult for 18 years. He taught Christian Education at New Brunswick Theological Seminary as an Adjunct Professor. He is a frequent speaker at retreats for Korean American youth and college students and leads numerous workshops and seminars for parents and teachers in many Korean American churches on the topics related to Korean American identity formation and Christian Education. He is also one of the authors for iDentity (2012). He is an avid golfer who is happily married to Jee Young, and they are parents of two teenage boys, Jeremy and Daniel.
Kevin has a B.A. from University of Toronto, M.Div. from Knox College, Th.M. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He served in various church youth, college, and young adult groups in Canada and the U.S. He was an Adjunct Professor of Theology at New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Jersey, as well as the Assistant Director of the Asian American Program at Princeton Theological Seminary. For five years, he was the pastor of Bethany Presbyterian Church, a multicultural community in Bloomfield, New Jersey. He also served as an Associate for Theology at the Office of Theology and Worship at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville, KY. He is presently the Associate Dean for Advanced Professional Studies and Assistant Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is also one of the authors for iDentity (2012). He is married to Irene Yang and they have three daughters, Jubilee, Emily, and Natalie.
Susan is a licensed clinical psychologist with over two decades of experience working in various settings: university counseling centers, hospitals, and community mental health agencies. She has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and M.A. in Theology. She has been a Clinical Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and has provided assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, and adults. She authored Developing Restorative Connections: A Workbook for Lay Counselors and Community Builders and co-authored Guest Pass: Access To Your Teen’s World with her daughter, Yumi. She is currently in private practice with a group of multi-disciplinary mental health professionals. Susan is committed to facilitating healing and wholeness in individuals, couples, and families through her work in private practice, consultation, writing, speaking, and community service. As a clinician, she specializes in depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, relational difficulties, and personal development issues. She also coaches families through college search and application process: encouraging effective communication between parents and children, instilling motivation in teenagers, and finding the best fit for students. She is married to Chris, and they have two children, Yumi and Brannon.
Hyunho is a Th.D. candidate in Christian education at Knox College, University of Toronto, Canada. His life has pursued consistently “LGCE,” life giving Christian education, for congregations, children and parents, teachers, and his own family. He holds a B.A. Christian education and M.Div from PCTS in Korea and M.A and Th.M in Christian education from Union-PSCE, Richmond, VA. He has served in various education contexts for kids and parents in church, Christian school, and university on the topic related to generational education, teaching methods, and Christian parentship. Before G2G-KODIA integration, he was the director of operations and program in KODIA (Korean Diaspora Christian Education Institute) for three years. As an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church of Korea, he is also currently the co-director of education department at Milal Church in Toronto, ON. He is married to Jeong Soon, and they have two son, David and Daniel.
Jean is passionate about story telling using whatever means possible. She believes everyone’s voice counts and each person is a part of God’s incredible story as He chose all of us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Him in love (Ephesians 1:4). Our stories and dreams of the practical love of Jesus from the poorest of the poor, the richest of the rich and everyone in between will impact so powerfully. Jean is especially passionate about seeing the move of God in every arena of our lives and seeing people set free with the truth of God. Jean is immigrated to U.S. from South Korea when she was ten years old and grew-up in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a Mdiv. from Fuller Theological Seminary and has extensive ministry experience with youth and traveled extensively around the U.S as well as Asia as a speaker, a ministry coordinator and an intercessor. Jean serves in a Pastoral Leadership Team at Restoration Church of Valencia. She is eternally thankful for her BFF (Best Family Forever). She is married to her loving godly man, Enoch and has an amazingly talented and beautiful daughter, Noela with whom she resides in Northridge, CA.
James moved to the United States with his family from South Korea when he was 12 years old. He has a big heart for the Korean-American church, especially immigrant churches where deep intergenerational ministry is possible. He serves at Young Nak Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles as the Awana Pastor. He is an aspiring Ph.D. student in religious
ethics, and carries a special passion for issues surrounding Asian-American moral agency.
James is a diehard Trojan: he earned a B.S. in Business Administration at the University of Southern California. He also holds a M.Div. with an emphasis in Christian Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary. James is happily married to his wife Hannah, with whom he has a beautiful two-year old daughter Abigail.
Joseph is the director of Calvary Faith Church’s education department and also on staff with G2G. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from University of California Irvine and a M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Formerly, he was involved in various international missions work in China, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nei-Mongol, Nepal, and Russia—which required deep understanding of cultural diversity. Currently, Joseph is involved in G2G’s Ezra Project and Calvary Faith Church’s Christian School Establishment Project. He aim is to cultivate faithful Christian youths in North America by making Christian youth curriculum and establishing a Christian school in Los Angeles. His passion is to revive and reform Christian youth education in North America.