My name is Mitch Kim.   Though born in southern California, I was raised in Tokyo.  Though raised in Tokyo, I am Korean by blood.  Though Korean in blood, I am an American citizen.  Though I’m an American citizen, my home is in heaven.  I was called into ministry while studying philosophy as an undergraduate at Wheaton College (B.A., 1996), and so I trained for ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for my M.Div (2000).  Since then I have also finished a M.A. in Biblical Exegesis and a Ph.D. in New Testament Biblical Theology at Wheaton College Graduate School.  My dissertation title was, “The Blessing of the Curse:  Exploring the Fulfillment of Gen 1:28 in a Context of Suffering.”  After finishing that degree and serving in one immigrant church for almost twenty years, we planted Living Water Alliance Church in Naperville, IL in 2011, which merged with Blanchard Alliance Church in Wheaton in 2015 to become Wellspring Alliance Church.

I’ve written  God Dwells Among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth (Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 2014) (with G. K. Beale), a Bible study on Genesis: Knowing the Bible (Wheaton: Crossway, 2012), and “Intergenerational Ministry: Why Bother?” in Honoring the Generations: Learning with the Asian-Church (Valley Forge, Pa.: Judson University Press, 2012).  Other speaking and writing can be seen on the Resources tab.

Recently, running has been added to my hobbies of reading, playing with my daughters Elise (b. 2002), Ana (b. 2004) and Eden (b. 2010) and drinking good coffee with friends and especially my wife, Eunsil Kim.  Favorite authors include Wendell Berry, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Jonathan Edwards.

3 Responses to About

  1. timakimoff says:

    Hey Mitch,

    Long time no see. I’ve searched for you for a few years on the social networks. I was trying to put together a Maui DTS group on Facebook for a while.

    I recently moved my family to Chicago from Alaska. I’m working as the digital editor at WBEZ.

    Would love to get coffee with you at some point and catch up. Excited to see you are in full-time ministry here in the area.

    Tim Akimoff

    • Mitch Kim says:

      Tim! Great to hear from you. Wow, long time ago, eh? I guess our twenty year anniversary of DTS is coming up next year. Crazy…

      Yeah, church ministry is a blast. It’d be great to hook up for coffee sometime. Let me know if you’re in the western burbs anytime. It sounds like you got a great position in the media as well.

      take care!


      • Kelly (Cross) Brask says:

        I’ll join you both for that coffee date! Would love to hear about your call to ministry and compare stories of having three daughters 🙂

        In Him,

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