Pablo is Administrative Assistant at the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre and a doctoral student in Theological Ethics at Emmanuel College in the Toronto School of Theology. His primary research interests are Mennonite ecclesiology and praxis, becoming intercultural and de-colonializing communities, and public witnessing in post-secular and multicultural society.His thesis seeks to construct a decolonializing intercultural framework in the Canadian context and examines how Mennonite churches in Canada can strive to become more intercultural, to deepen their social responsibility in a multicultural society, and to foster intercultural relations that meet the needs of “non-traditional” Mennonites. Pablo also works as an instructor with the Anabaptist Learning Workshop, a program offered by Mennonite Church Eastern Canada in cooperation with Conrad Grebel University College. When he was living in Los Angeles, he served for two years as the lead pastor of a Korean Mennonite church called Church for Others. He and his wife, Jinah, currently attend Toronto United Mennonite Church.
ThM, Boston College, 2016
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2013
MA, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2010
Licenciatura en Teología, Universidad Evangélica del Paraguay, 2007
“Toward a Global Intercultural Mennonite Theology,” in Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology, forthcoming.
“Experiencing Masculinity: An Asian Perspective,” in Don Neufeld and Steve Thomas, eds., Peaceful at Heart: Embracing Healthy Masculinity. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, forthcoming 2018.
“South Korean Christians and Social Violence: The Silence of Adam and the Revolutionary Subordination of Jesus,” The Mennonite Quarterly Review no. 2 (April 2013): 206-224.
“Non-triumphalist Church Engagement in a Post-Secular Society and the Renewal of the Believers’ Church,” The 18th Believers’ Church Conference, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, September 2017.
“Toward a more Global Anabaptist/Mennonite Theology,” Anabaptist Theology: Methods and Practices Conference, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, June 2017.
“Peacebuilding through Inclusive Identity and Boundary Formation,” Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Waterloo University, Waterloo, Ontario, April 2017.
“Inculturation of Christology as a way of Aggiornamento,” Lumen et Vita Conference, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Brighton, Massachusetts, January 2016.
“Korean Anabaptism: A Witness for Peace,” Mennonite Church USA Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, July 2013.
“Bi-Cultural Identity and Mission of 1.5 and 2nd Generation Koreans in South America,” KOSTA Leadership Summit, Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 2009.
Scholarships and Awards
Louisville Doctoral Fellowship, Louisville Institute, 2017–2019
Research Fellowship, Emmanuel College, 2017–2018
Tuition Scholarship, Emmanuel College, 2016–2020
2nd place in the 2016 New England-Maritimes Region AAR Graduate Student Essay Award, 2016
Weston Jesuit Academic, Boston College, 2014–2016
School of Theology & Ministry International Student, Boston College, 2014–2016
James & Barbara Bere Scholarship, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2012–2013
George and Della Hummel Scholarship, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2011–2012
Charles E. Fuller Scholarship, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2008-2013