KeumJu Jewel Hyun

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KeumJu Jewel Hyun is adjunct professor of theology of work at Bakke Graduate University. She received an MA in New Testament and a PhD in ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, with a concentration on effective ministries to women, as well as a master of science degree in nuclear physics from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. She is co-editor of Some Men Are Our Heroes: Stories by Women about the Men Who Have Greatly Influenced Their Lives and The Quest for Gender Equity in Leadership: Biblical Teachings on Gender Equity and Illustrations of Transformation in Africa. 

Jewel is the founder and president of Matthew 28 Ministries, Inc., focusing on Christian women's leadership development and economic empowerment in Kenya. Through Matthew 28 Ministries, she has been very productive in generating curriculum and courses, books and resources on gender equity. She also helped build a Women’s Leadership Training Center at Saint Paul’s University. Jewel has invested her talents in community development, micro-entrepreneurship, adult literacy programs, evangelism and the construction of church buildings, all to further the dignity, agency and vocation of women.

In 2017, CBE awarded Jewel the Micah Award in honor of her courage, creativity, and tenacity in opposing abuse and advancing justice for women and children in Christ’s name.