Emmanuel College is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. HyeRan Kim-Cragg as Associate Professor of Preaching, beginning July 1, 2019. She comes to Emmanuel from St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where she has served as the Lydia Gruchy Chair and Professor of Pastoral Studies since 2009.
Dr. Kim-Cragg, who received her Th.D. from Emmanuel College in 2006, embodies the strength of the Toronto School of Theology’s interdisciplinary model of theological education. She has authored, co-authored, or edited eleven books in topics related to practical theology and ministry practices, including scriptural interpretation, migration, and doing ministry in the Canadian religious context. Her contributions to the field of homiletics are salient in her first book, Story and Song: A Postcolonial Interplay between Christian Education and Worship (Peter Lang, 2012), as well as in her published articles and supervisory work with preaching students in the Doctor of Ministry program at Saskatoon Theological Union and Claremont School of Theology. Dr. Kim-Cragg received the McGeachy Scholarship (2011) to conduct the first study of racialized ordained women in UCC pulpits. Her most recent book, Interdependence: A Postcolonial Feminist Practical Theology (Pickwick, 2018), lays the theoretical groundwork for her forthcoming publications on the intercultural future of homiletics. Dr. Kim-Cragg is a member of the North American Academy of Homiletics and contributes regularly to the International Academy of Practical Theology, the North American Academy of Liturgy, and the Religious Education Association.
With a Master of Divinity from Hanshin Graduate School of Theology in Seoul, Korea (1997), Dr. Kim-Cragg is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea. She has served in pastoral, teaching, and intercultural leadership capacities with the United Church of Canada for the past twenty years. She brings to Emmanuel College the strong international connections she developed through extensive work with the World Council of Churches and the World Communion of Reformed Churches.
Dr. Kim-Cragg articulates a visionary perspective on the emerging interreligious identity of Emmanuel College. She embraces and demonstrates Emmanuel’s values of intellectual curiosity, innovation in interfaith learning, and inclusive and respectful dialogue. She will be a valuable supervisor and mentor to Emmanuel College’s basic degree and graduate students.The faculty, staff, and administration of Emmanuel College look forward to welcoming Dr. HyeRan Kim-Cragg as their new colleague in preaching and partner in ministry.