Adventist Community Services
Sung Kwon has served as the director of the North American Division Adventist Community Services since 2001 and is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, having served in Ohio and Allegheny East Conferences. He studied business administration at the University of Maryland; received a bachelor's degree in theology from Washington Adventist University (formerly known as Columbia Union College); earned a master's degree in public administration, concentrated in nonprofit management from Wright State University; received a Milton Murray Fellowship for Harvard Business School Executive Education; received a Ph.D. degree in Leadership at Andrews University. Currently he is enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Urban Ministry program at Andrews University. He also earned the designation of Chaplain for Civil Air Patrol – US Air Forc Auxiliary, Pi Lambda Theta – National Honor Society of Educators, and Society of Certified Senior Advisor.
Kwon grew up with Buddhism, influenced by his mother and Catholic belief from his father side of family and was baptized as a Seventh-day Adventist in 1991. Since he became an Adventist, he served as the executive director of the Good Neighbor House, an ACS agency in Dayton, Ohio, for eight years. He also was the president and vice president of the North American Association of Community Services Directors (NAACSD) during that time. He was recognized in the "40 Under 40 – Dayton's Brightest Young Business Leaders" by the Business News of Dayton, Ohio in 2000. He had the privilege of planting the Korean congregation as a company, serving as its interim pastor, under the favoring influence of the Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church in Dayton, Ohio. In addition, he has served as administrative pastor for Miracle Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in Allegheny East Conference. He has served on the board of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD), the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, National Interfaith Coalition of Aging (NICA), and National Mass Care Council.
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