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Asian American Program

Asian American Program Timothy Son
Rev. Dr. Timothy D. Son, Director


As the context of theological education becomes more connected internationally, the Asian American Program (AAP) seeks to establish meaningful international connections with and to enhance various levels of global partnerships with Christian churches, institutions and leaders in Asian countries (such as South Korea, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and other countries) in order to bridge the vision of Princeton Theological Seminary and the global context of Christian ministry.


The goal of AAP is to serve as an international nexus of interactive exchange, providing access for theologians, pastors and religious workers, Christian leaders and socio-cultural resources in the U.S. to their counterparts internationally beyond.  

Watch an interview with Dr. Son and Dean Kay, aired on the Korean Christian satellite television station CTS (Christian Television Service).

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In seeking to witness the love of Jesus Christ in concrete educational contexts, AAP seeks to:

  • Establish global partnership with international institutions in further advancing the Gospel ministry
  • Develop contextual educational opportunities for PTS students in cross-cultural ministry in South Korea and other Asian countries
  • Connect PTS students with ministry opportunities in Asian and Asian American churches in the U.S. and in the Asian countries
  • Develop international colloquiums and seminars among Asian scholars, pastors and Christian leaders for the PTS community
  • Provide pastoral leadership conferences, seminars and educational programs for pastors in the U.S. and in Asian countries
  • Develop meaningful connections between PTS and Asian American churches for mutual support and partnership
  • Promote the vision and purpose of PTS among Asian and Asian American churches both domestically and internationally
  • Recruit prospective students from both the U.S. and the Asian countries in order to nurture a multi-cultural learning community at PTS
  • Establish scholarship endowments for Korean and other Asian students at PTS
  • Enhance networks among Asian pastors both in the U.S. and in the Asian countries
  • Nurturing Asian American students at PTS to enhance their pastoral formational process
  • Providing mentorship and counseling for Asian American students
  • Organizing Asian American Theological conferences in order to promote the pertinent issues of both Korean and Asian American congregations as well as Asian congregations
  • Establish connection between Asian American congregations and Asian American MDiv graduates for their search for ministry opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with Advancement Office and other offices in order to fulfill the larger goals of PTS
  • Assist to develop and enrich the formational education of Asian American students, in close partnership with the department of Student Life

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Director: Rev. Dr. Timothy D. Son 
EdD, Columbia University
MDiv, ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, Cornell University
[email protected]

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Scholar and Theological Educator

Kathleen M. O’Connor , Class of 1984

“Informal time in discussion groups with faculty and students discussing feminist theological literature, altered my views, excited my spirit, and greatly influenced my teaching.”