Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Youngsook C. Kang

    Greenwood Village, CO

    September 3, 1962
    Education and Honors:
    Doctor of Ministry Drew Theological School 2007
    Master of Divinity Iliff School of Theology 1991
    Master of Social Work University of Denver 1991
    Master of Arts in Sociology Korea University 1981
    B.A. in English Literature Sogang University 1975
    District Superintendent, Metropolitan District, Rocky Mountain Conference 2006-Present
    Interim Pastor, St. Paul’’’’s United Methodist Church, Boulder, CO July-Dec, 2005
    Deputy General Secretary- General Board of Global Ministries, New York, 2000-2005
    Senior Pastor - First United Methodist Church of Golden, CO 1995-2000
    Adjunct faculty- Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO 1995-1997
    Associate Pastor- Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, Wheat Ridge, CO 1991-1995
    Assistant pastor- Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Denver, CO 1990-1991
    Add Rocky Mountain Annual Conference
    Elected to General and Jurisdictional Conferences 1996, 2000, 2004,and 2008
    Served as Legislative Committee Officer and Chair of the Committee on Agenda and Calendar
    General Board of Global Ministries, Board of Director 1997-2000
    The UMC New District Superintendent Training Team 1998-1999
    General Conference Task Force On Korean-American Ministries 1997-2000
    National Committee on Korean-American Ministries 1997-2000
    National Association of Korean-American Clergywomen, President 1999-2000
    Western Jurisdiction Urban Network, Secretary 1990-1993
    World Methodist Council, Council Member 2005-Present Church World Services, Honorary Board of Harvest of Hope, Denver, Colorado 2005-Present
    World Council of Churches; Round Table, 2003 WCC Delegation to Pakistan 2000-2006
    National Council of Churches, USA, Ecumenical Relations Committee 2000-2005
    Member, Religious Advisory Council, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado 2005-Present
    Board of Trustees, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado 1997-Present
    Vice President, Iliff School of Theology, Alumni/ae Association Board 1991-1994
    Member, Denver Public Schools, Asian Education Advisory Council, Denver 1984-1987
    Led Bible Studies at Vienna Int’l Theo Consultation, GBGM, Oxford Institute & RMC.
    Board of Stewards, Rocky Mountain Annual Conference 2006-Present
    Board of Global Ministries and Global AIDS, Rocky Mountain Conference 2001-Present
    Board of Ordained Ministry, Rocky Mountain Annual Conference 1993-2000
    Committee on Ethnic Minority Local Church, Rocky Mountain Conference 1991-2000
    Board of Church and Society, Rocky Mountain Annual Conference 1990-1993
    Mental Health Senior Clinician, Asian Pacific Development Center, Denver, Co 1988-1990
    Instructor of Sociology, Kyung-gee Nursing College, Inchon City, South Korea 1981-1982
    Metropolitan District
    6110 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard
    Greenwood Village, CO 80111-4803
    Phone; (303) 325-7047
    Fax: (303) 733-1730
    Endorsed by:
    National Federation of Asian American United Methodists
    National Association of Korean-American United Methodists
    National Association of Korean-American United Methodist Clergywomen
    National Association of Korean-American Pastors Serving Cross-Racial Appointments
    Western Jurisdictional Association of Korean American United Methodists

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