Byung Ho Choi

PhD Student | History & Ecumenics (World Christianity and History of Religions)

Byung Ho Choi
History & Ecumenics

Byung Ho Choi, ThM '19, is a PhD student from South Korea in the Department of History & Ecumenics at Princeton Theological Seminary. Growing up as a missionary kid in Indonesia, he was interested in the relations between religions, with fascinations in keywords such as inter-religious dialogue, religious violence, and conversion. His academic interest lies in the dynamics between the Korean public sphere and the Korean Church along with Indonesia and the Muslim dominant regions of Southeast Asia, from the postcolonial approach to Christianity and the coexistence of various religions, including the study of Christianity and the Islamic faith in a Muslim dominant society that includes challenges of ethnic diversity. Choi holds a BA in global management from Handong Global University in Pohang, South Korea, an MDiv from Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary in Seoul, South Korea, and a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary. After completing his MDiv, he has also served as a full-time youth pastor focusing on missions and children’s ministry in Daejeon, South Korea.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Pastor at Franklin Lakes United Methodist Church, New Jersey

Alison VanBuskirk, Class of 2015

“My call as a pastor centers on shaping a community where people can connect and be real with each other and God.”