Sarah Bennett: What were you doing before you came to McCormick?
Hyunju Lee: I completed my Master of Divinity studies at Hanshin University in Seoul. And then I did my pastoral internship for a year.
SB: So what degree are you studying here at McCormick?
HL: I am in my first year as a MTS student. It is the degree you need to go on for PhD work, which I hope to do. I just decided that I want to study further. I will be working on applications soon so that I can start applying to PhD programs here. I hope to focus on the New Testament, maybe the Gospels. I am taking a course on that right now with Dr. Tanzer and like it.
SB: Have you gotten connected with any churches in the Chicago-land area yet?
HL: Actually I worked for a pastor at a Korean immigrant church in Glenview, IL last semester. I really enjoyed working with the church Sunday school kids. I helped out with Vacation Bible School as well.
SB: What is one of your favorite things to do since moving to Chicago?
HL: I really enjoy visiting the different neighborhoods in Chicago, especially Pilsen because I love Mexican food! I have visited here before coming to McCormick, and visited with Hanshin alumni.
If you want to chat with Hyunju, she works in the mailroom!