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Columbia Theological Seminary Names Three New Faculty Members

2007-05-20

Decatur, GA. – Columbia Theological Seminary has announced three appointments to the faculty: the Rev. Dr. Paul Junggap Huh, assistant professor of worship and director of Korean American ministries; the Rev. Dr. Kimberly Bracken Long, assistant professor of worship and coordinator of worship resources for congregations; and the Rev. Dr. Jeffery L. Tribble, Sr., assistant professor of ministry. All three are ordained ministers: Huh and Long in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and Tribble in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (A.M.E. Zion) Church. Huh will begin teaching at Columbia in January 2008; Long and Tribble will begin this summer. Huh is currently assistant professor in liturgy and homiletics at the United Graduate School of Theology, Yonsei University, in Seoul, Korea. He received the Bachelor of Arts in music from Wheaton College, and the Master of Music in church music from Biola University, in California. He also has a Master of Arts in cello performance from Brooklyn Conservatory of the City University of New York. He received the Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Philosophy in liturgical studies from Drew University. Huh has served Euro-American and Korean American churches in the United States, and for six years was the pastor of Bethany Presbyterian church, Bloomfield, NJ. During his time there, the congregation merged with a second-generation Korean American fellowship, forming one church. He is a member of Newark (NJ) Presbytery, for which he has served as moderator. In addition to his teaching duties at Yonsei University, he preaches weekly for English worship services at two Korean churches in Seoul. Huh is the author of numerous articles and papers in English and in Korean, and he is the editor of the worship book Come, Let Us Worship: Korean-English Presbyterian Hymnal and Service Book (Geneva Press, 2001). He is in great demand in this country and internationally as a keynote speaker, preacher, and conference leader. At Columbia, in addition to his teaching duties, Huh will serve as general advisor to Korean American and Korean students in the seminary’s six degree programs. He will also work with the Center for Lifelong Learning to develop programs for Korean American, Korean, and other Asian American churches. Long is currently associate for worship for the Presbyterian Church (USA) and serves as editor of Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching & the Arts. She has a Bachelor of Music in voice performance from College of Wooster, in Ohio, and a Master of Music, also in voice performance, from the University of Maryland. She received the Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Philosophy in liturgical studies from Drew University. For eight years, Long served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Bordentown, NJ. While a doctoral student she was an adjunct member of the faculties of Columbia Theological Seminary and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. The author of numerous publications and articles, she is in demand as a keynote speaker, presenter, and preacher at conferences throughout the United States. In her new position, Long will continue to serve as editor of Call to Worship in collaboration with the Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Along with this and her teaching duties at Columbia, she will have additional responsibilities for developing and communicating resources especially for congregational worship. Tribble is currently on the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, where he is assistant professor of congregational leadership and director of the Center for the Church and the Black Experience. He is also associate pastor of Greater Walters A.M.E. Zion church, Chicago, IL. Tribble has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Howard University and studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a master’s degree in that field. While employed as an engineer in the natural gas industry, he completed a ministry certificate program at Hartford (CT) Seminary. He then completed the Master of Divinity at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Philosophy in religious and theological studies at Northwestern University, in cooperation with Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Following graduation from seminary, he served numerous A.M.E. Zion congregations in Chicago, as well as in Gary, IN. Tribble is the author of Transformative Pastoral Leadership in the Black Church in the Black Religion, Womanist Thought, and Social Justice Series (Palgrave-Macmillan Press, 2005), and he is the author of numerous congregational resources for the A.M.E. Zion Church. At colleges and seminaries throughout the country, he lectures and speaks frequently on the topics of congregational studies and leadership, ethnography, practical theology, evangelism, and urban church ministry. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 


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