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Peter L. Lim

Headington Assistant Professor of Global Leadership Development

MDiv, George Fox University
MA, George Fox University
PhD, Gonzaga University

Courses Taught

IS500 Practices of Vocational Formation
IS502 Practices of Community
IS503 Practices of Mission
ML535 Intercultural Leadership
ML560 Change Dynamics
ML565 Organic Organizations and Churches
ML583 Global Leadership: Implications for Ministry
ML584 Cross-Cultural Dynamics of Global Leadership
ML778 Change Dynamics (Doctor of Intercultural Studies Module 3)
MR800 Tutorial (Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies)

Areas of Expertise

Context and Contextualization, Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Studies, Global Church Networking, Leadership Studies, Mentoring in Partnership Development, Third-Culture Building


Introductions to the Books of the Bible

“Challenges such as unfair practices along race and gender lines need to be confronted with strategies developed from a good understanding of cultural dynamics, leadership theories, and intercultural communication. True reconciliation happens only when social injustice is dealt with truthfully and spiritually.”


Click here to learn more about Dr. Lim and studying the intersections of race, cultural identity, and reconciliation.


In September 2015, Peter Lim joined the School of Intercultural Studies faculty at the Pasadena campus. He came from Washington, where he taught for Fuller as an adjunct associate professor of intercultural leadership and served as a consultant on leadership development and cultural exchange with the Outreach Foundation/China Mission.

In his past ministry experience, Lim says, “I have always been drawn by leaders who have the humility to connect one with another across cultures. My involvement with several mission organizations in the past decades helped expand my capacity in nurturing leaders to minister in intercultural settings.” Thus, from 2003 to 2008 Lim was the associate vice president and East Asia area director for Partners International. Prior to that, he served as senior minister of the Chinese Evangelical Church, Portland, Oregon.

Lim’s academic teaching and speaking ranges from his teaching at Fuller Northwest to visiting lecturer or scholar at Jiangsu Theology Seminary and the Divinity School of Chung Chi College, CUHK. He has spoken on intercultural leadership at seminars and workshops in Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Turkey, and the United States.

Lim is married to Stephanie, and they have four adult children.

Download Dr. Lim’s’ CV, which includes a list of his current publications.