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Bishop Hee-Soo Jung

United States
North Central Jurisdiction
Wisconsin Episcopal Area

750 Windsor Street, Suite 303
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Phone Number
(608) 837-8526

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Hee-Soo Jung was born in Kwang hwa do, Korea. He came to the United States in 1982. His family was in the Confucian/Buddhist tradition and, at 16 years of age, he became the first converted Christian in his family.

Hee-Soo Jung holds degrees from Methodist Theological Seminary, Dongguk University Graduate School in Seoul, Korea; Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, California; Institute of Buddhist Studies, Berkeley, California and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, he has completed the Upper Room's Two-Year Academy for Spiritual Formation.

He has served congregations in Wisconsin, California, and Texas since 1982, and has served as Nicolet District Superintendent of the Wisconsin Annual Conference. His passionate leadership has been focused on Korean-American Churches and cross-racial appointments in urban, rural and suburban churches.

He has been a member of the faculties of Kangnam University and Seminary and served as Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy. He has served as member of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, and continues to provide significant connectional leadership in the United Methodist Church. Helping groups develop their common vision has been a central ingredient in all his vocational experiences.

Hee-Soo Jung was elected to the episcopacy in 2004 by the North Central Jurisdictional Conference andassigned to the Chicago Area, Northern Illinois Conference. After serving the Chicago Areafor 8 years, he was assigned to the Wisconsin Area in July 2012.

He is married to Im Hyon Jung.