YunJung Kim


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Emmanuel College and Toronto School of Theology in the University of Toronto
  • Master of Theological Studies, Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto
  • Master of Divinity, Hanshin Graduate School of Theology in Seoul, South Korea
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Hanshin University, Suwon, South Korea


YunJung was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She was ordained in 2001 by the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK). While working as staff in the Department of Ecumenical Relations in the General Assembly Office of the PROK from 1999-2003, she engaged with the broader contexts of Korean Christian communities, working for ecumenical movements and for social/gender justice in Korean society.

Since migrating to Toronto in 2004, she has served at various churches of the UCC in Toronto as youth minister, community-building minister and congregational minister. She is actively committed to engaging with wider contexts of the United Church, working to help build an anti-racist, hospitable and intercultural church.

Research Interests

Exploring a range of topics related to Christian engagements with difference and diversity in a global context.
Postcolonial, feminist, and intercultural theology with critical diasporic perspectives and intersectional methodological approaches.


  • Chapter, “Ecclesiology”, in Building God’s Beloved Community: Discipleship
  • In The United Church of Canada. Toronto: The United Church of Canada, 2020
  • Article, “Toward Postcolonial Practice in Canadian Diasporic Context from Asian Migrant Women’s Perspective” in the Journal of Critical Theology, Spring Issue, 2021