Choon and Yen Hee Lim



Choon and Yen Hee Lim were appointed as mission co-workers in 1991. For six years they worked on the islands off the coast of South Korea in the “Island Medical Mission” of the Presbyterian Church of Korea. Then they went to Taiwan where, after language school, they developed a ministry among Aboriginal college students in Hualien. This ministry, which has been going over twelve years, extends to two universities and four colleges.

Now they embark on a third mission. They have moved to Seoul, Korea, where Choon serves as the “Regional Liaison” of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for East Asia. In this role, Choon will be the “face” of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for global partners in South and North Korea, China (Hong Kong), Taiwan, and Japan. He is the chief relational bridge connecting these mature global partners with the PC(USA). Yen Hee engages in ministry through the home.

The Lims have been humble servants of the Lord proclaiming the Gospel in word and deed wherever God has called them. Choon was born in what is now North Korea. His mother took Choon and his brother to the South during the Korean War. Yen Hee is from what is now South Korea.

Prior to their appointment in 1991, Choon served as an associate pastor of the Hanmee Presbyterian Church in Itasca, Illinois. He earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his master’s of divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Choon is a minister member of Chicago Presbytery. Yen Hee is a graduate of Seoul Nursing College. She has worked in four hospitals in the United States, as well as in Ewha University Hospital in Seoul. She is a member of Hanmee Presbyterian Church.


Minimum Goal for 2016




East Asia (based in Seoul, Korea)