HYUN HUR, Co-Director: Born in Suwon, Korea, Hyun knew he was called to full time ministry in his teens. While studying at Korean Baptist University in 1988, he was introduced to Anabaptism and identified with the 16th century Anabaptists and their radical commitment to Jesus that faithfully followed the spirit of the early church. Hyun’s Anabaptist convictions deepened while pursuing a Masters degree at Fuller Theological Seminary under Dr. Wilbert Shenk who was a Mennonite. Hyun believed that the Mennonites, who are seriously committed to their Anabaptist roots and have practiced the core values of discipleship, community, and peacemaking for the last 500 years, could offer an alternative and refreshing perspective to Korean Christianity.
Specialization: conflict transformation, restorative justice, shalom theology, trauma and resilience
SUE PARK-HUR, Co-Director: Sue is a Korean American born in Seoul, but raised in Los Angeles since she was eight. One of the pivotal points in her life was witnessing the Rodney King Riots in LA while she was a sophomore at UCLA. The racial, social, and economic tensions in the city were cries for the work of reconciliation. This experience helped Sue to understand the crucial role the church can play in the work of God reconciling the world to Himself. Afterwards, Sue completed her Masters degree at Wheaton College, where she studied spiritual formation and intercultural studies.
Specialization: intercultural competency, undoing racism, trauma and resilience, restorative parenting and education, inter-generational communication
MEET THE BOARD MEMBERS
Alvin Dueck, Board Chair: Alvin Dueck teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary as a professor of cultural psychology. He is a licensed psychologist with a long history of teaching pastoral counseling.
Anne Dueck is a retired social worker and nurse who has traveled extensively with her husband, Alvin, to China. She frequently gives lectures about geriatric care.
Hannah Heinzekehr is the Executive Director of The Mennonite, Inc. Formerly she served as the director of communications and convention planning coordinator for Mennonite Church USA. Prior to that role, she worked in church relations and communication for Mennonite Mission Network.
Joyce Hiendarto is the Director of Communications Urbana Missions Conference and formerly the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing for Fuller Seminary.
Gyedo Jeon leads Church for Others, a Korean Mennonite Church in Sierra Madre, CA. He is also a senior game programmer at Disney Game Products.
Jeehye Kim is a Marriage and Family Therapist and serves at Gardena Korean Presbyterian Church where her husband is the lead pastor.
Anna Lee collaborates with local nonprofits and serves her community through the "Adopt a Social Worker" program.She was formerly the Director of Mobile, Social, and Innovation Ad Solutions and Strategy for Yahoo.
Joe Roos is the co-founder of Sojourners magazine, and currently the minister of development for Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference.