Master of Divinity, 2nd year
Drew Theological School has taught students to integrate Christian faith and knowledge in order to make a change in the world. Thus, the professors teach us how to respond to social issues as Christians and make a balance between faith and action. I love the theology of Drew.
For what vocation is Drew preparing you?
I think my vocation is to work for the marginalized people, especially women in the world. I believe that empowering women to be leaders can bring a change in the world. Drew has given me many opportunities to expose myself to women’s works in the United Methodist Church. For example, Drew has supported students to attend the United Methodist Women Assembly in 2010 and allowed me to work as an intern at the Women’s Division this summer.
What do you bring to Drew?
As an international student who has lots of experiences in Asia, I enhance the quality of community life at Drew by sharing my stories with “Drewids.” My colleagues who are studying at Drew with me can widen their perspectives and have a better understanding about life outside of the United States.
What is your most memorable Drew moment?
We had had a chapel service that hoped for a peaceful relationship between North and South Korea last year. At the time, I was grateful for my professors and friends at Drew because we prayed together for the reconciliation of divided Korea. One of my friends hugged me when I cried during the prayer. It was an inspiring and touching moment for me.
What is your favorite aspect of community life at Drew?
My favorite aspect of community life at Drew is that Drew Theological School belongs to Drew University. I have experienced many programs that I am able to attend and learn with the college students. It has helped me to expand my experience at Drew.
What advice do you have for prospective Drew students?
Drew is eager to support you to be wonderful leaders in church and society in global contexts. Thus, I suggest you to be ready for new possibilities and new approaches to understand the Bible and Christian faith. The approaches would not be familiar to you, but it would expand you as global leaders.