Chapman International College board of regents announced the appointment of Rev. Joel Kim as the new Vice-Chancellor. Rev. Joel Kim is a native Korean and deployed as a missionary from the Hallelujah Community Church, one of the largest non-denominational churches in South Korea, through Interserve International. Joel Kim joined CIC in 2017 as the Mobile Education Program director. Under his leadership, the Mobile Education Program was launched successfully and has been a staple to the CIC system since.

Joel Kim comes to CIC with a wealth of executive experience in the pastoral ministry, IT development, architecture, and construction. Before joining the Hallelujah Community Church as a full-time minister, he worked for Hyundai Engineering & Construction company and IT contents development fields. He taught Architecture at Namseoul University as an adjunct professor for several years.

He graduated B.S and M.E in Architecture at Yonsei University, South Korea. He specialized in CAD which led him to the IT industry. Later, he studied M.Div from Torch Trinity Graduate University and studied Doctor of Ministry specialized in Leadership from Midwest University.

He has an innovative vision for the Mobile Education Program and Campus Development for CIC. He says, “When reflecting on my previous career in architecture and IT areas, I see that the Lord has been preparing His Kingdom’s work even before calling me into the mission field. I am incredibly thankful for His grace that fully guides both of my current and present mission work. As the new vice president of the institution, I will do my best to advance CIC as an innovative institution in Southeast Asia walking along with various partners who are devoted to the same vision.”

Dr. Bill Kwon, Chancellor says, “Together with the board of regents of CIC, I am delighted to announce Rev. Joel Kim as the new Vice-Chancellor for institutional advancement. Even though he does not belong to the Church of Nazarene, his expertise, missional heart, and team spirit will surely be an asset for the future of CIC.”

His installation service will be held on July 1st, 2020 at the Chiang Mai campus, Northern Thailand, together with the convocation service of the said campus.

Article submitted by Dr. Bill Kwon
Field Strategy Coordinator for the Southeast Asia Field



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