The Rev. Dr. Judy Chung, Executive Director, Missionary Service
The Rev. Dr. Judy Chung is the executive director of missionary service of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, the program area responsible for the lifecycle of missionaries, including young adult missionaries, and mission volunteers. This lifecycle incorporates recruitment, selection, training, and support for missionaries while in service. Judy earlier served as executive secretary of Asia American and Pacific Islander Ministry Plans and as a Korean American Missionary in the Los Angeles Area. Born in Gwangju, South Korea, Judy moved to the United States in 1980 at age 11, and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She also lived in the Los Angeles area and is an ordained elder of the California-Pacific Annual Conference. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, and the Doctor of Ministry degree in pastoral leadership from Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C. Judy served as senior pastor of Placentia and La Mirada United Methodist Churches in the California cities of those names. Judy and her husband, David, have two young children, Caleb and Esther.