Paul S. Tché

Appointed DOC Member (Class of 2023)

Paul S. Tché (Class of 2023is the President of the Council on Christian Unity (CCU) since April 1, 2016. Paul offers leadership as the ecumenical officer for the Disciples of Christ, representing the church in local, national and international efforts in giving expression to the unity of the church and its oneness in Christ. In addition, Paul is currently the co-president of the Korean American Ecumenical Network, a consortium of five denominations working for peace on the Korean Peninsula. Paul has also served as a Disciples representative for the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Consultation on Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula, and the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, South Korea in 2013. Paul had completed a six-year term on the CCU Board, including two as chair, prior to being called to serve as president of CCU. Paul had served various local congregations as pastor in California and Kentucky and had also served as the moderator-elect of the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada for two years while serving a local church. Paul, a first-generation immigrant from South Korea, received a Bachelor’s degree in French and Philosophy from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and a Master of Arts in Catholic Social Philosophy from Sogang University in South Korea, and earned a Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Paul is married to Yeon, who is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy and has a son, Brandon.