Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



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TEDS Faculty Since 1997

Peter T. Cha, PhD

Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology


BA, University of Chicago
MDiv, ThM, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, Northwestern University


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.

Selected Publications

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


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