Dr. Eun-Hye Chang

Dr. Eun-Hye Chang
Biblical and Theological Studies |Mission Studies

Dr. Eun-Hye Chang is from South Korea and has been serving in Ethiopia as a missionary with SIM since 1995. Prior to coming to EGST, she had a variety of experience in education and missions. She taught at EKHC Jima Bible College and ETC (Evangelical Theological College) during the 1990s and 2000s. She has also served in a variety of ministries, including the roles of coordinating educational ministries of EKHC, outreach and evangelism, ministries for children and women.

  • Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School of Trinity International University, U.S.A. 2015. Dissertation: Becoming a Pente: Factors Influencing the Conversion to Protestant Christianity among Urban Ethiopian Young Adults.
  • M.A. in Mission Studies. University of Birmingham, U.K. 1995.
  • M.A. in Christian Education. Graduate School of Ewha Womans University, South Korea, 1989.
  • B.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language. Ewha Womans University, South Korea, 1985.

She wrote her Ph.D. dissertation based on her anthropological field research among the Ethiopian young people in Addis Ababa, focusing on the gospel message and social factors influencing the conversion to Protestant Christianity from Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity. Her particular fields of expertise include religious conversion, contextualization, cross-cultural communication, modernization and religion, and theology of mission. She and her husband, Rev. Jong-Kook Park, have two grown children.

  • “Paul G. Hiebert and Critical Contextualization,” Trinity Journal. NS 30, No. 2, Fall, 2009, pp. 199-207.
  • “Evangelical Church Growth Movement in Ethiopia,” Korean Missions Quarterly. Spring, 2011.
  • “The Tension between the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Western Missions in Ethiopia,” Korean Missions Quarterly. Winter, 2013.

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