The Rev. J. Park is a United Methodist missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries serving as the country director of the Southeast Asia Mission Initiative. He is based in Ho Chi Minh City.
Rev. Park felt a call to ministry early in his life and has served faithfully as a pastor for 20 years, including starting multiple church plants. One important element of pastoral work for him is the cultivation of genuine community. He pursues this by prioritizing the development of small-group ministry in the church and the community. He has served on short-term trips and appreciates the opportunity to learn from the church in a new context. He has discovered how to find balance in accomplishing the ongoing work of ministry while honoring the people who are part of the process.