John KIM Sontae, S.T.D., D.D. Bishop of Jeonju
Name: John Kim Son-Tae
Status: Bishop of Jeonju
Date of birth: September. 15, 1961
Rev. Fr. John Kim Son-Tae was born on 15 September 1961 in Yeosan-myeon, diocese of Jeonju.
He studied philosophy and theology in the major seminary of Gwangju, where he also obtained a Master’s degree in the years 1988 to 1989. He was ordained a priest on 20 January 1989 in the diocese of Jeonju.
After priestly ordination he continued his studies and held the following offices: vicar of the parish of Jeon-dong (1989-1990) and of the parish of Dunyul-dong (1992-1997); studies for the licentiate and doctorate in fundamental theology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (1997-2003); director of the diocesan Catechetic Institute (2003-2006); priest of the Solnae parish (2006-2009); pastor of the Hwasan parish (2009-2013); pastor of the Yunjy-dong parish; pastor of the Samcheon-dong parish (since 2016).〈Holy See Press Office, 2017.3.14.〉