Faculty Profile – Rev. Jeney Park-Hearn, Ph.D.2021-07-06T07:09:11-07:00
Rev. Rebecca Jeney Park-Hearn, Ph.D.

Rev. Jeney Park-Hearn, Ph.D.

Director of Contextual Education, Practical Theology

  • 2014, Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Claremont School of Theology
    Dissertation: Will No One Shed a Tear: Disenfranchised Grief and a Pastoral Theology of Prayers of Lament for Second Generation Korean American Christians
  • 1999, M.T.S., Religion, Personality, and Culture, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • 1995, MDiv., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • 1992, B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan
  • 2015-Present, Adjunct & Lecturer, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
  • 2019-Present, Doctor of Ministry Program Project Faculty, Portland Seminary, Portland, OR
  • 2016-2016, Adjunct Professor, Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, KY
  • 2015-2017, Adjunct Professor, Fuller Northwest, Seattle, WA
  • 2016, Adjunct Professor, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA
  • 2014, Adjunct Professor, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2013-2014, Adjunct Instructor, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
  • 2010, Co-Lecturer-Spring Semester, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  • “Prayers of Lament: Making a Space for Our Disenfranchised Grief.” In Christianity Next, A Journal of Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity (Winter 2017).
  • 2019, “Can Churches be Mental Health Spaces?” Podcast Guest Presenter on Centering the Asian American Christian Podcast.
  • 2015, Speaker at Asian American Christian Counseling Services Annual Symposium.
  • 2015, Guest Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
  • 2014, Presenter at American Academy of Religious Western Region.
  • 2012, “Hearing of Memories – Ministering to Asian American Families” Respondent at Third Asian American Equipping Symposium.
  • 2009, Guest Lecturer for Dialogue Series for Women’s Theologies, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA.
  • 2008, “Progressive and Evangelical in ‘Post Christian Society’ Convocation” Presenter and Respondent, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL.
  • Wabash Center, Fellowship Recipient, 2019-2020
    • “Expanding the Conversation: De-Centering Western Psychological Contructs”
  • Claremont School of Theology, Edwin & Frances Witman Pastoral Care Award, 2014
    • First UMC of Santa Monica
  • Claremont School of Theology, Korean Alumni Association Award, 2014
  • Claremont School of Theology, Willis and Dorothy Fisher Award, 2011
  • United Methodist Women of Color Scholarship Recipient, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
  • Korean American Scholarship Foundation, Scholarship Recipient, 2007
  • Claremont School of Theology, Academic Merit Scholarship Recipient, 2005-07
  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Full Tuition Scholarship Recipient, 1997-99
  • Princeton Theological Seminar, The John Alan Swink Prize in Preaching, 1995
  • Princeton Theological Seminar, The Korean American Ministry Award, 1995

Jeney Park-Hearn has been an instructor at the School of Theology and Ministry for 5 years in the areas of spiritually-integrated counseling and pastoral theology.

She is a second generation Korean American and the daughter of Korean American immigrant parents. Her father was an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and from her parents she learned about ministry and the embodied praxis of theology. She received her doctoral degree in pastoral care and counseling at Claremont School of Theology after completing the bachelors degree in psychology at the University of Michigan, the master of divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary, and the master of theological studies degree at Garrett-Evangelical. Her ministry experiences include congregational care, hospital chaplaincy, English language ministries in Korean American churches, and pastoral counseling at The Clinebell Institute for Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy.

In her down time, Jeney enjoys reading fiction, hiking, browsing in bookstores, gardening, and exploring the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. She lives in the suburbs of Seattle with her family.  

Email: parkhear@seattleu.edu
Phone: 206.296.6976


Professional Care Skills, Pastoral Care Skills, Psychospiritual Development, Family Systems in Ministry, Counseling Theory and Techniques, Christian Sexuality, Relationship and Pastoral Therapy in a Multicultural Context, Leadership as Creative Act of Soul (Masters)

Healthy Systems in Ministry, Sustaining Pastoral Excellence (DMin)

Perspectives on the Person, Humanities Capstone II (Undergraduate)


Grief and Loss
Spiritually-Integrated Counseling
Pastoral Psychology and Theology
Liberative Spiritual Care
Asian American Spirituality
Spiritual Formation
Pastoral Leadership
Digital Pedagogy

Curriculum Vitae