Joung Hee Kim
Joung Hee is a Ph.D. candidate in spiritual formation at Claremont School of Theology. She is writing her dissertation on “Walking Contemplative Practice: Its Christian Origins, Neuroscientific Analysis, and Integration with Compassion Practice.” She has been studying with Frank Rogers Jr. and Andrew Dreitcer since 2013.
Joung Hee is interested in spiritual formation and contemplative prayer practice. For her, the compassion practice of the Center for Engaged Compassion is one of the major spiritual practices and subjects to teach. Joung Hee hopes that her studies and teaching help people to find their own ways to get grounded, become more open and compassionate, experience transformation in their lives, and follow the path of Jesus Christ who was the embodiment of radical compassion.
Joung Hee recently translated Frank Rogers Jr.’s Compassion in Practice into Korean and is now translating Andrew Dreitcer’s Living Compassion: Loving Like Jesus. She is planning to translate other writings on spirituality into Korean to introduce them to Korean Christians. Joung Hee’s vision is to establish a branch of the Center for Engaged Compassion in Korea.