Eunjoo Mary Kim

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Professor of Homiletics

Phone: (303) 765-3196
Fax: (303) 777-0164
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B.A., M.A., Ewha Women’s University.
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary



Eunjoo Mary Kim is Professor of Homiletics and director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. She joined Iliff in the spring quarter of 1999 and has taught preaching and worship courses since then.

Her scholarly concern is with the development of the theology and method of preaching and worship, with special consideration in the cultural diversity of congregations. Her research areas include spirituality, intercultural hermeneutics, gender-related issues, multicultural worship, and globalization. In 2009-2010, Kim was a recipient of the Wabash Small Project Grants for research on teaching worship from global perspectives. She has participated in the 2010-2012 Presbyterian Women (PCUSA) Racial Ethnic Dialogue.

Kim has written numerous articles and essays in major theological and homiletical journals and edited volumes and published three monographs: Preaching the Presence of God: A Homiletic from the Asian-American Perspective (Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1999), Women Preaching: Theology and Practice through the Ages (Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2004), and Preaching in an Age of Globalization (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010). Her co-edited book, Women, Church, and Leadership: New Paradigms (Eugene: Pickwick Publishers, 2012), is the product of collaborative work with eight female theologians and nine church leaders to provide a useful resource for the renewal of church leadership.

Kim has served on two editorial boards of journals Homiletic and Living Pulpit and is a member of the Academy of Homiletics, the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Societas Homiletica, and the Colorado AAUP. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Kim served pastorates including the New Garden Korean American Presbyterian Church in Ridgewood, New Jersey. She was a member of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry and now serves on the Mosaic and Diversity Workgroup of the Denver Presbytery.

Representative courses:

  • Spiritual Preaching: The Relationship between Preaching and Christian Spirituality
  • Introduction to Christian Worship
  • Lectionary Preaching and Christian Doctrines
  • Preaching and Social Ethics