Bishops
Bishop Simon KIM Ju-Young, D.D.
bishop
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Biographical History

Mar. 3, 1970 Born
Dec. 15, 1997 Ordained to the Priesthood
1998 Held a Master’s degree in Sacred Theology from Suwon Catholic University (Major Seminary)
1998 – 2001 Parochial Vicar of Jumunjin Parish, Imdang-dong Parish and Juklim-dong Cathedral of the Diocese of Chunchon
2001 – 2006 Studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University
2006 – 2007 Education Director of the diocesan Office of Chunchon
2008 – 2010 Pastor of Soyangro Parish of the Diocese of Chunchon
2010 – 2014 Vocation Director of the diocesan Office of Chunchon
2014 – 2017 Pastor of Smusoop Parish of the Diocese of Chunchon

2006 – 2020

Director of Catholic Church Histroy Research Institute in the Diocese of Chunchon

2015 – present Secretary of Special Episcopal Commission for the Reconciliation of the Korean People of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea
Feb. 2020 – Nov. 2020 Pastoral Director of the diocesan Office of Chunchon
Nov. 21, 2020 Elected as Bishop of Chunchon
Jan. 6, 2021 Consecrated as Bishop, Took possession of the See of Chunchon