Chung-gu Myong-dong 2-ga,
Seoul 100-809, Korea
Email: [email protected]
Bishop Timothy Yu Gyoung-chon was born on September 4, 1962, in Jung-gu, Jungrim-dong, in Seoul archdiocese. He began his studies at the Catholic University of Seoul (major Seminary) and obtained a BA in theology (1981-1987). He continued his theological studies at the University of Wuerzburg in Germany, obtaining a licentiate in theology (1988-1992).
He was ordained priest on Jan. 30, 1992, for the archdiocese of Seoul and assumed several pastoral and academic roles: During 1992-1998 he studied in Germany (Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt) for a doctorate in moral theology. He was also professor at the Catholic University of Seoul (major Seminary) since 2008 and director of the Institute for Integral Pastoral Ministry in the archdiocese.