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Taiwan

As the largest Protestant denomination in the country, the Presbyterian Church has maintained a strong sense of social concern for the people in Taiwan and the future of Taiwan. Presbyterian World Mission works in Taiwan through three mission co-workers and partner church relationships.

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission priorities include ministry to aboriginal people, peace, justice, security and self-determination, aboriginal student work, theological education and spiritual formation and ministry to foreign migrant workers.

John McCall
John McCall has been serving in Taiwan for more than 16 years.  He spends a lot of time on trains, buses, and subways as he travels throughout Taiwan teaching courses on ministry and spiritual formation at the three seminaries of the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan. John leads groups of pastors in different parts of Taiwan that meet monthly to find encouragement and challenge.  Most weekends John is in a different church or presbytery teaching and preaching and equipping the leadership of the Taiwanese church.

Read more about John’s ministry here.

Write to John at john.mccall@pcusa.org

Jonathan and Emily Seitz
Jonathan and Emily Seitz serve at the invitation of the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan. Jonathan teaches at Taiwan Theological College and Seminary in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Most of Jonathan’s students are preparing for pastoral ministry. Emily serves in team ministry but hopes to work in a library or teach library science in the coming years. Taiwan Seminary is by some measures the oldest modern school of higher education in Taiwan, founded by George Leslie Mackay in 1872. Its graduates serve primarily in Taiwan, usually working in small, rural churches.

Read more about their ministry here.

Write to Jonathan at jonathan.seitz@pcusa.org

Write to Emily at Emily.seitz@pcusa.org

Choon Lim, Regional Liaison for East Asia
Choon Lim is the regional liaison for East Asia. Based in South Korea, he provides support for partner churches, strengthens the work of mission co-workers by providing guidance and pastoral care, and implements regional strategies. He has a special focus on North Korea, where people are hungering for food and for the good news of Jesus Christ.  He also works to help effect reconciliation between the two Koreas. Choon is supported in this ministry by his wife, Yen Hee.

You can read more about his work on his profile page, which can be found here.

Write to Choon Lim at choon.lim@pcusa.org

Presbyterian Church in Taiwan

Taiwan Partner Church

Taiwan Partner Institutions

Changhua Christian Hospital
Presbyterian Bible College
Rainbow Project
Taiwan Theological College and Seminary
Tunghai University
Yu-Shan Theological College

Mienda Uriarte, Area Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific, mienda.uriarte@pcusa.org
Yesenia Ayala, Mission Specialist, Yesenia.ayala@pcusa.org