Rev. Paul S. Tché has served the Council on Christian Unity (CCU) as president since April 1, 2016.
In his role and ministry with the CCU, he offers leadership as the ecumenical officer for the Disciples of Christ, representing our church in local, national and international efforts in giving expression to the unity of the church and our oneness in Christ.
In addition to his work with Disciples, Rev. Tché is currently the co-president of the Korean American Ecumenical Network, a consortium of five denominations working for peace on the Korean Peninsula. He has also served as a Disciples representative for the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Consultation on Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula, and the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, South Korea, in 2013.
Before he was called to this position, he had completed a six-year term on the CCU Board, including two as chair. He had served various local congregations as pastor in California and Kentucky, and he had also served as the moderator-elect of the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada for two years while serving a local church.
Rev. Tché, a first-generation immigrant from South Korea, received his Bachelor’s degree in French and Philosophy from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and his Master of Arts in Catholic Social Philosophy from Sogang University in South Korea, and earned his Master of Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
He is married to Yeon, who is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy and has a son, Brandon.