Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Christina Backeun Sung

    La Porte City, IA

    December 11, 1958
    Education and Honors:
    Completed "Pastors of Excellence" Program at Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH
    Doctoral Dissertation: "How to Reach-out to Muslim Sisters in Surabaya, Indonesia"
    Doctor of Missiology; United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH
    Master of Arts in Religion; Evangelical School of Theology, Myerstown, PA
    Discipleship Training Center, Singapore
    Aidlingen Muther House Bible School, Aidlingen, Germany
    Under graduate studies: Kyunghee college in South Korea and Stuttgart University in Germany
    2004 La Porte City UMC, Iowa
    1999 Tiffin, Iowa
    1997 Wilkans/Monclova, West Ohio Conference
    Iowa Conference
    Delegate to General Conference 2008
    Committee on Credentials of the General Conference 2008
    The General Board of Commission on Religion and Race
    Vice-president, Commission on Religion and Race in Iowa
    Board of Ordained Ministry and its interview team in Iowa
    Committee on the Episcopacy in Iowa
    Chaired a legislative committee at the Iowa Annual Conference
    District parish development committee in Iowa
    Vice-president of the National Association of Korean American UMC clergywomen
    Vice-president, National Association of Korean United Methodist Churches.
    Council member of the National Association of the Cross -
    cultural-appointed Korean-American UMC Clergy
    "Walk to Emmaus" community leader
    LAPORTE CITY United Methodist Church
    LAPORTE CITY, IA 50651
    Phone 319 342-2208
    Mailing Address:
    P O Box 187
    La Porte City, IA 50651-0187
    E-mail Address:
    Endorsed by:
    Iowa Annual Conference
    National Federation for Asian American Fellowship of the UMC
    National Association of Korean American UMC
    Racial Ethnic Clergywomen Alliance of the UMC
    National Association of Korean American UMC Clergywomen
    Iowa Women in Ministry of the UMC
    National Association Korean American UMC Pastors Serving Cross-Racial Appointments

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