Prior to joining the Trinity faculty, Dr. Cha was involved in a number of different ministries, including youth and young adult ministry in Korean immigrant churches, campus ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, church planting and pastoring a multiethnic congregation. He is currently a board member for Catalyst Leadership Cent (an Asian North American Christian Leadership organization) and of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, USA.
Dr. Cha is a coauthor of Following Jesus without Dishonoring Your Parents: Asian American Discipleship (IVP, 1998) and Growing Healthy Asian American Churches (IVP, 2006). He also contributed chapters to Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns (Zondervan, 2000), Korean Americans and Their Religions (Penn State University Press, 2001), This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith (Oxford University Press, 2006) and Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations (Judson Press, 2012).
Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements
2008-09 Received Faculty-led Initiatives grant from the Carl F. H. Henry Center to organize and coordinate the Asian North American Theology and Ministry Consultation (May 18-20, 2009)
2006-08 Selected to be one of four participants in The Lexington Seminar’s “”Mentoring Project on Academic Leadership””
2006-07 Received the Religious Institutions Academic Grant from the Louisville Institute
Association for Asian American Studies
American Academy of Religion