Hyejung Jessie Yum is a PhD student in Theological Studies at Emmanuel College in the Toronto School of Theology. Jessie will be presenting a paper entitled "A Postcolonial Response to Felipe Hinojosa's Latino Mennonites." Her primary research interest is reimagining Mennonite peace theology and hospitality from a Korean woman's and postcolonial perspective, in order to seek a decolonizing and intercultural theological notion and praxis of peace relevant to a multicultural Canadian context in a (post)colonial and migration era. She has served as an editor of the Korean Anabaptist Journal for three years and is currently a graduate member of the Mennonite Scholars and Friends at AAR/SBL Program Committee (since 2019). Some of her writings were published in the Korean Anabaptist Journal and the Asian Journal of Religion and Society in Korean and English. Jessie holds an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. In Los Angeles, she was a staff of ReconciliAsian, a non-profit organization for promoting peace culture and reconciliation in Asian immigrant society, affiliated with the Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference of MCUSA. She also served as an administrative leader and a youth pastor at Church for Others, a Korean Mennonite church, and as a licensed pastor at Mountainview Mennonite Church in Upland. Since moving to Toronto in 2016, Jessie and her husband, Junggyu Anthony Yang, have attended and happily participated as a pianist, a worship leader, and speakers at Danforth Mennonite Church. They enjoy a diverse and vibrant city of Toronto!
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