Welcoming Eun Chu Kim
Pacific Southwest District - LCMS
We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Eun Chu Kim to the Pacific Southwest District as the Superintendent of School Innovation. Collaborating closely with the Executive Director of School Ministries, Mrs. Rachel Klitzing, Eun Chu will provide curriculum assistance, guidance, resources, and support to educators and lay leaders. With over 21 years of experience in both K-12 and higher education, both in the U.S. and China, Mrs. Kim brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her new role.
Mrs. Kim's educational journey began at UCLA, where she earned her B.A. in Sociology, California Teaching Credential, and Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Alongside her husband, Dr. Eugene Kim, she co-founded the House for Kids, a non-profit organization in partnership with a Catholic women's shelter. The House for Kids offers a comprehensive range of educational services to homeless women and their children, including preschool, an after-school program, college and career counseling, and a community center.
During her time in Shanghai, Mrs. Kim worked at Concordia International School, where she had the opportunity to engage with expatriate families from around the world. Upon returning to Irvine in 2017, she pursued her Administrative Credential and Master's degree in Educational Administration at Concordia University Irvine, which led her to serve at Crean Lutheran High School as Vice Principal of Academics.
Throughout her journey, Mrs. Kim has recognized that every ministry opportunity has been a calling and provision from God. Continually humbled by His grace, she is driven to receive and share more of it with others. This deep longing for abundant grace extends to all schools within the Pacific Southwest District, where Mrs. Kim envisions students, faculty, and staff experiencing the richness of God's grace in profound and transformative ways.
Mrs. Kim's commitment is to champion the cause of Lutheran educational excellence, envision sustainable and scalable models for Lutheran schools, and serve as an entrepreneurial partner, empowering and equipping collaborative teams to create inclusive, excellent, and sustainable educational environments.In her role as the Superintendent of School Innovation, Mrs. Kim will leverage her past experience, visionary leadership, and unwavering dedication to advance education within the Pacific Southwest District.
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