CPT Welcomes New Co-Director Dr. Eunil David Cho

The Center for Practical Theology is happy to announce the addition of a new Co-Director, Dr. Eunil David Cho.

Dr. Cho is an Assistant Professor of Spiritual Care and Counseling at the Boston University School of Theology (STH). He is a practical theologian whose research in pastoral theology and spiritual care, especially among immigrant and refugee communities, engages the fields of narrative theories, psychology of religion, and sociology of religion. He approaches spiritual care from the position of an ethnic and racial minority by integrating proficiency in critical race theory, global migration, qualitative research methods, and Asian American studies. As a scholar-practitioner, he is committed to teaching out of his personal and academic expertise as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a chaplain in a way that contributes to the transformation of personal, communal, and public life. 

He is in the process of completing his first book titled, Making Sense of Life with God: Religious Stories Dreamers Tell in the Face of Uncertainty (Brill’s Theology in Practice Series). He is on the steering committee of the Society for Pastoral Theology (SPT) and in 2022, became the co-editor-elect of the Journal of Pastoral Theology. He is also a former editor (2016-2018) of Practical Matters: Journal of Practical Theology and Religious Practices at Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion. Recently, Dr. Cho became the project consultant for the Trauma-Responsive Congregations project at STH, which is led by Dr. Shelly Rambo and generously supported by the Lily Endowment. 

Recently, Dr. Cho served as a respondent for the CPT’s 15th Annual Lecture. The CPT is excited about Dr. Cho’s work in the field and looks forward to further utilizing his experience and expertise.

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