Westminster California and the Global Church: An Interview with Joel E. Kim

from Jan 30, 2020 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Here’s an excerpt from Westminster California and the Global Church: An Interview with Joel E. Kim in the January issue of Tabletalk:

What does your role as president of Westminster Seminary California entail?

I became president of Westminster Seminary California (WSC) on August 1, 2017, after the long and fruitful presidency of Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, someone whom Tabletalk readers know well. As a seminary, WSC exists to serve the church by preparing future pastors and leaders who seek to exalt Christ and His gospel. As its president, I have the privilege of representing the institution, leading its faculty, and overseeing the administration.

People often ask me about the role and what surprised me most about my work. This position is much more pastoral than I ever imagined. Although you are knee deep in numbers, whether in finances or enrollment, essentially the role is about pastoring—the faculty, staff, students, and friends alike. It is my privilege and honor to serve this way and it keeps me praying, often echoing the words of Jehoshaphat, “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you” (2 Chron. 20:12).

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