Mar 8
student life

Chapel – Mihee Kim-Kort

Thursday at

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

student life

Mihee Kim-Kort writes about the intersection of faith and real life. Her charming, funny demeanor disarms the listeners as she communicates the truth of God’s presence in the everyday and ordinary.

Mihee was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to the United States with her parents shortly after her birth settling in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she was baptized in a Methodist church before her family joined the local Korea Presbyterian (PCUSA) church. It was here that she learned about faith from an African American, who was a respected Elder and teacher in the church as well as a little old lady that was the wife of the former pastor of the white Presbyterian congregation that shared their building.

During her undergraduate studies she skipped many classes to snowboard, checked out lectures from radical and interesting writers and teachers, and joined various Christian fellowship groups. She also began to experience a shift from traditional evangelicalism to a more progressive, inclusive faith focused on justice as found in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

After seminary, Mihee was ordained as a Presbyterian (PCUSA) minister with degrees in divinity and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and English Literature and Religious Studies from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Since finishing her education Mihee has been busy! She has written three books: Yoked: Stories of a Clergy Couple in Marriage, Family and Ministry, Streams Run Uphill: Conversations with Young Clergywomen of Color, and Making Paper Cranes: Toward an Asian American Feminist Theology. She can also be found on platforms across the US as a keynote speaker for conferences, colleges/universities, retreats and churches.

And as if that wasn’t enough, Mihee’s day job includes: juggling her time as a wife to another Presbyterian minister, a mother of three (5 year old twins and a year old toddler), ministering to college students as the staff person for UKIRK @ IU, a part-time youth ministry, itinerant preaching, rabble-rousing around Bloomington, IN and liking too many posts on Facebook and admiring people on Twitter and Instagram.