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Young Ok Kim

Adjuct Professor of Christian Counseling

MA, Chongshin University, South Korea
MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary
MA in Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College
PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College


Young Ok Kim served as a missionary with Operation Mobilization (OM) in India and Siberia, as well as at the OM Korea Headquarters for ten years. In addition to her own missionary life experience, Dr. Kim truly believes that God trained her in theology, missiology, and psychology in order to better provide member care for missionaries and their families. Currently, Kim works as a clinical psychologist and serves as a board member of Narramore Christian Foundation (NCF) and the president of the Korean American Wellness Association (KAWA), a nonprofit organization.


“God’s Wounded Servants: Exploring the Lived Experience of Trauma.” In Missionaries, Mental Health, & Accountability, edited by Jing Bong Kim et al., 299–311. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library Publishers, 2020.