Reverend Paul Hak-Soon Chang (STH’89), Bishop Sally Dyck (STH’78, CAS’76), and Dr. David Scott (STH’07, GRS’13) Participate in Mission Consultation

The following is an excerpt from the UM News  article “Joint Mission Consultation welcomes regionalization” by Rev. Thomas E. Kim, featuring alums Reverend Paul Hak-Soon Chang (STH’89), Bishop Sally Dyck (STH’78, CAS’76), and Dr. David Scott (STH’07, GRS’13), published on September 21, 2023. 

The General Board of Missions of the Korean Methodist Church and the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries held their second Mission Consultation Aug. 30-31 at Kwanglim Methodist Church in Seoul. The first Mission Consultation met in August 2022 in Atlanta.

Participants from The United Methodist Church included Bishop Thomas Bickerton, president of the Council of Bishops; Bishop Hee-soo Jung, president of the Board of Global Ministries; Bishop Sally Dyck, ecumenical officer of the Council of Bishops; and Roland Fernandes, top executive of the Board of Global Ministries…

David Scott, director of Mission Theology at Global Ministries, explained the meaning of mission initiatives in a presentation titled “Cooperation in Local Leadership Formation in Asia.” Their primary focus, he said, is on helping areas of The United Methodist Church develop Methodism in countries where it did not previously exist…

The Rev. Paul H. Chang, executive director of the Korean Ministry Plan, reported on the current status of Korean United Methodist churches. He identified 280 congregations, including 244 Korean-language congregations, 36 English-language congregations and those not yet officially chartered. He said there are a total of 900 active Korean United Methodist clergy.

Read the full article here.