Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim


Grace Ji-Sun Kim received her M.Div. from Knox College (University of Toronto) and her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion.

Kim is the author or editor of 12 books, Planetary Solidarity:Global Women’s Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Justice, (Fortress Press) co-edited with Hilda Koster; Mother Daughter Speak: Lessons on Life, co-written with Elisabeth Sophia Lee; Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World, co-edited with Jann Aldredge-Clanton (Judson Press); Making Peace with the Earth: Action and Advocacy for Climate Justice (WCC); Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love (Eerdmans); Here I Am: Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen (Judson Press); Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice(Palgrave) co-edited with Jenny Daggers; Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style”: A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique (Palgrave Macmillan) co-written with Joseph Cheah; Contemplations from the Heart (Wipf & Stock); Reimagining with Christian Doctrines co-edited with Jenny Daggers (Palgrave Macmillan); Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Power (Palgrave Macmillan); The Holy Spirit, Chi and the Other:  A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology (Palgrave Macmillan); and The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology (Pilgrim Press).

Presently, she is working on The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to the Holy Spirit, (Fortress Press); Healing our Broken Humanity: Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World (IVP) co-written with Dr. Graham Hill and Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide(Fortress Press) cowritten with Dr. Susan Shaw.

She is a co-editor with Joseph Cheah for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, “Asian Christianity in the Diaspora”. Kim has also written over 70 book chapters, journal articles and book reviews. Kim is a much sought after lecturer and has given papers/lectures throughout the United States and in Korea, Myanmar, Spain, Qatar, Brazil, Switzerland, Peru, England, South Africa and Canada.

Kim a member of the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Religion as an At-Large Director. She also serves on the American Academy of Religion’s (AAR) “Research Grants Jury Committee.” She is a co-chair of AAR’s steering committee, “Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching and Activism Group.” She sits on the editorial board for the Journal for Religion and Popular Culture and is a referee for 3 journals: Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture and The Global Studies Journal. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School.

Kim writes for The Huffington Post, Sojourners,, Wabash Centerand Feminist Studies in Religion (co-editor). She is honored to be included in the Englewood Review of Book’s list of “Ten Important Women Theologians That You Should Be Reading” and to be included in their list of books to read under “Our God is Too White? Diversifying our Theology”. Eerdmans included her in Five Great Women Scholars (and Their Books) and is included in the “15 Majority World Books that will Change the Way you see the World in 2017”. Most recently, she has been added to CBE International’s “22 Boss Female Theologians You Should Read”.

She has also written for TIME, The Feminist Wire, Feminism and Religion, The Forum for Theological Education, 99 Brattle and The Nation.

Grace Ji-Sun Kim is an ordained minister of word and sacrament within the PC (USA) denomination. She is married to Dr. Perry Y.C. Lee (Associate Professor of Mathematics, Kutztown University) and they have 3 children Theo, Elisabeth and Joshua.