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HyeRan Kim-Cragg

St. Andrew's Faculty - HyeRan Kim-Cragg

Professor of Pastoral Studies

(306) 966-6941


Education/Degrees: B.A., 1992, Dong Duk University

M. Div., 1997, HanShin Graduate School of Theology

Th. D., 2006, University of Toronto

Biography: HyeRan Kim-Cragg was born in Inchon, Korea. She was baptized as Catholic and converted to Protestantism during her youth. She was involved in Student Christian Movement during her university years and came to Canada in 1995. She is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea. She is married to an ordained United Church minister and has two biracial children. She loves walking, growing plants and vegetables, and biking. She enjoys a life of Saskatoon, especially not needing to drive. 

Research Interest and Teaching: Worship, Christian education, postcolonial studies, intercultural ministries, feminist pastoral leadership, anti-racism education.


  • HyeRan Kim-Cragg's Story and SongStory and Song: A Postcolonial Interplay between Christian Education and Worship. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. Details and purchase information is available on our faculty publications page.
  • "To Love and Serve Others (or to Be Loved and Served)," in Intercultural Visions: Called to Be the Church, ed. Rob Fennell (Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 2012).
  • Co-written with Joanne Doi, "Intercultural Threads of Hybridity and Threshold Spaces of Learning," Religious Education 107:3 (May-June: 2012).
  • “Between and Beyond Asian-ness: A Voice of a Postcolonial Hybrid Korean-Canadian in the Diaspora,” in What Young Asian Theologians Are Thinking: the CSCA Christianity in Southeast Asia Series., Leow Theng Huat, ed. (Singapore: Armour Press, 2012).
  • “Postcolonial Suggestions for Intercultural Ministries,” The Ecumenist (Spring 2012).
  • “The Letter to the Hebrews” (co-authored with Mary Ann Beavis) in Wisdom Commentaries, Barbara Reid, ed. (Minnesota: Liturgical Press, forthcoming, 2013). 
  • “Inter-Positionings: A Korean-Canadian Postcolonial Feminist’s Reading of the Text of Jephthah’s Daughter,” in Reading-In-Between: Biblical Interpretation in Canada. Brill’s Biblical Interpretation Series (Boston, Brill publishing, forthcoming, 2013).
  • “Opportunities and Challenges of Intercultural Ministries,” a DVD study guide Educational Resources for the United Church of Canada, Communities and Ministry Unit, May, 2011. 
  • “Holy Week: Heart of the Universe: Healing All,” in Rising with the Morning Star: Daily Reflections for Lent, Betty Lynn Schwab, ed., pp. 96-111. Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 2011. 
  • “A Plural Mystery for A Plural World,” in Three Ways of Grace: Drawing Closer to the Trinity. Rob Fennell and Ross Lockhart, eds., pp. 134-140. Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 2010. 
  • “Women and Confucianism: A Korean-Canadian Postcolonial Feminist Perspective,” in Introduction to Asian Feminist Perspectives on Religions: Toward Interfaith Dialogue. Modules on Asian Feminist Theologies, 84-103. Kuala Lumpur: Asian Women’s Resource Centre for Culture and Theology, 2008.



  • Leader of the workshop “Intercultural Issues for the Future of Ministry,” at the Future of Ministry Consultation, organized by the Theology and Inter-Church Inter-Faith Committee of the UCC at Queen’s University, Oct. 17-18, 2011
  • Public speaking at the Next/New Generation Racialized Ministers of the United Church of Canada consultation, Toronto, Oct. 24-26, 2011
  • United Church Theological Educator’s Team teaching course coordinator “Becoming Intercultural” in conjunction with the Behold conference, at Vancouver School of Theology, May 11-15, 2011
  • Behold Intercultural Conference workshop co-leader with Michael Blair on “Interculturalism and Identity,” May 11-15, 2011
  • Teaching “Faith Development and Life Stages” for Designated Lay Ministry Learning Circle, at Calling Lake Centre, Jan. 19, 2011.
  • Vancouver School of Theology, “United Church Formation: Postcolonial Intercultural Ministry,” a weekend course, Sept. 24-25, 2010
  • Sounding the Bamboo, A United Church’s racialized and Aborigianl women conference workshop co-leader with Hannah Lee on “Theology and Ministry,” 2010
  • McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, a class on “Ministry” for the Taste of Seminary, June 12-18, 2010

Professional Distinctions:

  • The McGeachy Senior Scholarship, 2011.
  • Wabash Center Summer Fellowship Grant 2010.
  • Member of American Academy of Religion
  • Member of North American Academy of Liturgy
  • Member of Religious Education Association
  • Member of International Editorial Board for MaDang: International Journal of Contextual Theology in East Asia.
  • Member of International Editorial Board for World and Mission: Journal for Hanshin Graduate School of Theology.
  • Steering Committee member (Canadian representative) of Association of Asian North American Theological Educators (AANATE).