Calvin Seminary Welcomes its New Scholar-in-Residence, Gil Suh

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January 1, 2020

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Gil Suh grew up in a Buddhist family in Korea and immigrated to the United States as a teenager. He was baptized at the age of 19 in a Korean-American Presbyterian church. Gil attended Calvin Seminary where he met his wife Joyce (Scholten) from Canada. They moved to Nigeria and taught at a rural Bible school for six years, during which time their three children were born.

Gil’s family had to leave Nigeria unexpectedly in 2004 due to tribal violence. He then served at a church in California for four years until his family moved to Cambodia in 2008. Gil’s mission focus is mentoring, training and networking emerging leaders in Cambodia. He is especially passionate about spiritual formation for lifelong development of leaders.

In 2017, Gil received his doctorate in intercultural studies. He is a founding member of Cambodia Research & Resource Center and a coordinating member of Mission Kampuchea 2021, a national mission movement in Cambodia. He formerly taught at Phnom Penh Bible School and is currently an associate professor at Cambodia Presbyterian Theological Institute.

Both ordained ministers in the Christian Reformed Church of North America, Gil serves as the Cambodia field leader of Resonate Global Mission, and Joyce is the South & Southeast Asia regional leader. Their two sons David and Isaac are currently in college, and their daughter Mary is a senior in high school. Gil loves playing and watching basketball and table tennis in his spare time.


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