Namwoon specialized in Chinese/Asian studies and mainly focused on historical linguistics over nine years in China, Korea, and the US. He has a strong background in many languages and linguistics and has wide and rich experiences in learning languages. Besides English and French, he has studied Mandarin, Cantonese, Classical Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Classical Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Sanskrit.
As a language teacher, he has taught Chinese and Korean for more than three years at the University of Washington and other institutions and actively participated in the development of teaching materials. He is a good listener and an enthusiastic teacher who studied in various cultures and institutions, experienced a lot of diversity, and aggregated all the positive aspects from his various cross-cultural experiences.
Since he started his pastoral career in Southern California, he served the children’s ministry for 2.5 years at a Korean immigrant church in LA. He is currently living in Seoul, Korea.
FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Master of Divinity, 2018
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Asian Languages and Literature, Masters of Arts (Asian Languages and Chinese historical linguistics), 2014
Chinese Language and Literature, Masters of Arts (Chinese historical linguistics), 2008
BEIJING YUYAN UNIVERSITY
Chinese Language and Culture, Bachelors of Arts, 2006