Rev. Dr. Jung-Sook Lee
, PhD ‘97, the fifth president and church history professor of Torch Trinity Graduate University (TTGU) in Seoul, Korea, is serving as vice-chairperson of Asia Theological Association, and presidium member of International Congress for Calvin Research. She had assumed many of the first woman president positions at various organizations such as Society of Church History in Korea, Korean Association of Accredited Theological Schools, Prayer Meeting of Christian Presidents of Colleges and Universities, and Association of Evangelical Theological Universities.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Ewha Womans University, her Master of Divinity from Asia United Theological University, and her Doctor of Philosophy in Church History (Reformation Period: Calvin and Church Discipline) from Princeton Theological Seminary. Back in Korea she taught church history as the first woman church historian who had a PhD, and joined TTGU in 2002, but soon she was appointed as academic dean, then vice president of academic affairs and finally first woman president at TTGU. With this calling of leadership in theological education she orchestrated theological education to be more intentionally missional and integrated throughout all degree programs and their curriculum, so that it becomes more relevant and responsive to the needs of the church locally and globally. In 2020 she came back to classrooms, albeit virtually now, as church history professor and enjoys her teaching and leading a book club (Reading John Calvin’s Institutes of Christian Religion) for students.
She is an ordained minister and married to Dr. Joseph Duyol Choi (MDiv ’89, ThM ’90), and they have two grown-up children.
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