Rev. Paul S. Tché, ordained Disciples of Christ minister, has served the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada as President of the Christian Unity and Interfaith Ministry (CUIM). In his role and ministry with the CUIM, he offers leadership as the ecumenical officer for the Disciples of Christ in North America, representing the church in local, national, and international efforts in giving expression to the unity of the church and our oneness in Christ. As the Interreligious officer for the church, he has engaged in various national and international interfaith dialogues on behalf of the church. Also, he has equipped local congregations and regional bodies of the church to embody the vision of unity for all humanity and to understand humanity and creation in different religious traditions.
Rev. Paul S. Tché also serves the Disciples of Christ World Communion (Disciples Ecumenical Consultative Council), the global body of the Disciples of Christ tradition, as General Secretary. This body was founded in 1979 as a council of member churches throughout the world from the Disciples of Christ, Churches of Christ, together with United and Uniting Churches, which Disciples have joined, who have taken official action to join the DECC in supporting its stated goals. The DECC was established to further and strengthen the common calling of Disciples of Christ and Churches of Christ to visible unity and mission.
As a Korean-American, he has participated in various efforts to bring just peace to the Korean Peninsula for a decade. While he was serving a local congregation in Kentucky, he was elected to serve the church as the moderator-elect of the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada for two years before he was called to the current ministry.
Rev. Tché 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.