Rev. Dr. Jung-Sook Lee is professor of church history at Torch Trinity. Before joining Torch Trinity, Lee taught at Princeton Theological Seminary, Grace College and Seminary, and New Brunswick Theological Seminary in the United States and the Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Academy of Korean Studies, Ewha Womans University, and Seoul Women’s University in Korea. As an ordained minister, she also served in several Korean churches in America. When Lee joined Torch Trinity as the first full-time church history professor in 2002, she brought her rich experience as a teacher and pastor to the Torch Trinity community.
Lee received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology at Ewha Womans University, where she first felt the call to become a missionary. Lee pursued theological studies at Asia United Theological University (Master of Divinity), then at Drew University and Princeton Theological Seminary in the United States. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in church history under professors Jane D. Douglass and Elsie A. McKee at Princeton Theological Seminary. Although John Calvin’s reform in Geneva is her major interest in terms of research and publications, she has also written about the history of Christian art after her postdoctoral program at the Academy of Korean Studies with a research grant from Korea Research Fellowship.
Currently Lee serves as a praesidium member for the International Congress for Calvin Research, a board member for the Asia Theological Association, and treasurer for the Korea Association of Accredited Theological Schools. She is married with two children.