Juno ended mission servie with the PC(USA) in 2010.
Juno was appointed in January 2004 to serve with the Amity Foundation in Shenyang, China, where he is establishing a dental lab technician school in a vocational high school.
Many young adults in Shenyang are unable to continue higher education due to lack of funds. Juno’s ministry is needed to provide the training so young people can begin to earn a decent living. Though many would like to learn the skill, there is currently no training available in Shenyang province for dental lab technicians. Juno has been asked to build a clinic from scratch. He will teach students the skills needed to make quality dentures and will train a national to become an instructor so that the vocational training can be continued when Juno leaves.
About his vocation as a mission worker, Juno writes, “A short while ago I joined a team of doctors on a medical missions trip to Guatemala, where we served the native Mayans. These people have no money. I treated 103 patients whose teeth were mostly rotted to the roots. My heart went out to this community, and my desire for Christian mercy and service was renewed through this experience. I felt privileged to be given such an opportunity to use my skills.”
Juno has a degree in dentistry from the Seoul Dentistry School in Seoul, South Korea. He was employed as a dental technician there from 1968 to 1979. After he immigrated to the United States in 1979 he established the Lee Dental Studio in Rutherford, New Jersey and thereafter until his retirement in 2001 was self-employed as an entrepreneur and dental lab technician.
Juno began attending a Presbyterian church upon his arrival in the United States in 1979, he says, but he didn’t have a conversion experience until his wife was nearly killed in a car accident in 1982. Since then, he has been an active church member. He belongs to Korean United Presbyterian Church of New Jersey in Bloomfield, New Jersey, where he was ordained as an elder in 1996.
Birthday: November 23