Dr. Esther Park, PhD

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expertise
  • Leadership
  • Cross-cultural Studies
  • Missiology
awards
  • Korean-American Foundation Scholarship Award (1999)
  • P.E.O. Foundation Scholarship Award (1997-98)
  • Fuller Auxiliary Scholarship Award(1996-97)
publications
  • The Theology of Partnership: Equality issues in the ministry” AMA: no. 44 (July 2014), pp. 27-30;
  • “Reflection on Leadership Issues: Past and Future” AMA: no 47 (April 2015) pp. 28-32;
  • “Cross-cultural communication in Asian Context” AMA: no 59 (April 2018), pp.19-24
educations
  • PH.D. Religious Studies, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, UK
  • M.Div. Fuller Theological Seminary, USA
  • M.M (Piano Pedagogy), Cal State University, Fullerton, USA
  • B.A Cal State Uni. Fullerton, USA
careers
  • Director, B.TH English Track, Professor of Cross-Cultural: Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America (미주장신), CA USA (2018-present)
  • Adjunct Professor: Cultural Anthropology, Grace Mission University, CA USA (2018- present)
  • Field Missionary: GP USA (2001- present)
title of dissertation

“Leadership Struggles in the Presbyterian Church of the Philippines (1972-2009): A Study of Acculturation Processes”

Dr. Park has been serving as a missionary-teacher since 2001. She taught at Presbyterian Theological Seminary (now PTS-CAS) in the Philippines for more than 15 years while she engaged mission works (Founder,Faithwalk Christian Ministry) for the college and professionals. Esther Park is currently serving as the director of R&D of Glocal Leaders Institue (GLI, CA USA) –specialized for the Diaspora churches in the US. She is devoted to serving various ethnic churches in California by training and teaching leaders for the ethnic churches as well as mission fields.

dcmi publications

  • MISSIONS, OPPOSITION, AND PERSECUTION, DURING THE GLOBAL COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    Marvin Newell1 “I know enough about Satan to realize that he will have all his weapons ready for determined opposition. He would be a missionary simpleton who expected plain sailing in any work of God.” -James O. Frase Globally, persecution against Christians has increased during the present coronavirus pandemic. After COVID-19 first emerged with a

  • THE MORAVIAN MISSIONAL APPROACH FOR TODAY’S MISSIONS

    Juno Wang1 INTRODUCTION In 2019, according to the United Nations, there were 272 million international migrants out of 7.7 billion global population, that is, one in every thirty people was a migrant.2 Today’s missions of using ways and means of accomplishing “the mission” which has been entrusted by the Triune God to the Church and

  • COVID-19, TECHNOLOGY, AND MISSION

    John Edmiston 1 The impact of COVID-19 on missions has been vast, and of course it varies widely from context to context. Lockdowns have been very severe in many nations, and not so much in others, and some modes of ministry are more deeply affected. Some of these impacts include: Church closures Poverty and social

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