Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



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TEDS Faculty Since 1997

Peter T. Cha, PhD

Professor of Church, Culture and Society


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 American churches, campus ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, church planting and pastoring a multiethnic Asian American congregation.  He has also served as a board member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA and of Catalyst Leadership Center (an Asian North American Christian Leadership organization), and currently serves as a member of the Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

Selected Publications

Dr. Cha is a coauthor of Following Jesus without Dishonoring Your Parents: Asian American Discipleship (IVP, 1998) and a co-editor of Growing Healthy Asian American Churches (IVP, 2006).  He also contributed chapters to Teaching for a Culturally Diverse and Racially Just World (Wipf and Stock, 2014), Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations (Judson Press, 2012), Revitalizing Practice: Collaborative Models for Theological Faculties (Peter Lang Publishers, 2008), and This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith (Oxford University Press, 2006).

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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