Kyonggi-do 440-840, Korea
Email: [email protected]
Father John Baptist Moon Hee Jong was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Suwon on July 23, 2015.
He was Pastor and Director of the diocesan Department for Evangelization and Professor of the Major Seminary at the time of appointment.
Bishop John was born on August 26, 1966, in Gyeonggi-do in Suwon diocese. He studied at the Major Seminary in Suwon. He completed his Philosophy during 1984-1988 and theology during1991-1993. Between 1988-1991, he also finished his military service. He was ordained a priest on 21 January 1994.
From 1994 to 1997 he was assistant priest in three parishes, and became pastor of Paengsung in 1997, which he continued for two years.
He served as Spiritual Director of the Catholic University of Suwon (seminary) 1999-2001 and then left for a five-year long studies at the Pontifical University of St. Anselm in Rome, where he obtained his Licentiate in Liturgy.
When he came back in 2006, he became Diocesan Director of the Department for Evangelization and professor at the Major Seminary. Since 2014, he was also Pastor of the parish of O-Bon-Dong.