Rev. Joseph Kim grew up in South Korea where he earned an MA in Education in English and served in the Republic of Korea’s Army as an English translator. His MDiv degree in Pastoral Care is from Denver Seminary in CO where he earned the Randy MacFarland award in Pastoral Care and Counseling and the Excellence in Mentoring award. Joseph then earned a ThM in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Candler Theological School (Emory) in Georgia.
Joseph is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and a Spiritual Director. Beginning in 2000, Rev. Kim has pastored churches for both Korean and English speaking congregations in America. In addition to pastoring, Joseph is currently serving as the Co-Director of Spiritual Formation at Duke Divinity Neighborhood Seminary for lay leaders.
In preparation for entering the CEC process, Chaplain Kim completed 10.5 units of CPE: One unit through a Denver Seminary contracted ACPE Center and supervisor, 8.5 units during two residencies of CPE at Emory Hospital and a final hybrid unit through the guidance of the United Methodist Church “General Board of Higher Education. Joseph began his Certified Education Candidate instruction through the Denver Seminary CPE Center in Spring 2019. He has a passion for the CPE process’s transformational impact on seminarians and clergy.