The Ockenga Institute

A Supporting Ligament to Serve the Centers
of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Mission

The Gordon-Conwell (Ockenga) Institute exists for the renewal of the Church and its faithful participation in God’s mission. The two-fold mission of the Ockenga Institute is to serve as a supporting ligament for the centers of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and to deliver exceptional micro-learning experiences to learners to equip them with specific practical skills to do Kingdom work around the world.

Team

Dr. Eun Ah Cho
Title: Dean of the Gordon-Conwell Institute and Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies
First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2020
Expertise: Leadership Development, Missional Leadership, Leading Change, Collaborative and Reflective Adult Learning and Mentoring

 

Biography:
Dr. Cho comes from the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary where she was Assistant Professor of Intercultural Leadership. She had been teaching in both the Korean and English language programs. Previously Dr. Cho taught in Korea at the Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission where she taught intercultural studies and the Bible and Christian mission.

Prior to that, Dr. Cho and her husband trained new Christian leaders and planted a multicultural church in Kokshetau, Kazakhstan. In this context she used Russian, Korean and English languages.

Dr. Cho did her undergraduate studies in St. Petersburg, Russia at the Russian State Pedagogical University where she majored in Russian philology. She did both her masters’ and doctoral work in the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary. Her family is from Korea, but she was raised mostly in Canada.

She is a seasoned missionary who will oversee the planning and coordination of all of our centers under the Ockenga Institute. She will be the first Korean woman on the President’s cabinet and will help in our ministry to Korean churches, both in Korea and the United States. She is not only a scholar and creative leader, but also a poet who has penned one of the most popular Korean praise songs: 하나님의 은혜 (Hananimui Eunhye: “Grace of God”).”

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Intercultural Studies – Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.A. Intercultural Studies – Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Russian Philology – Russian State Pedagogical University


Megan J. Robinson
Title: Executive Director
Biography:
Megan serves as the Executive Director. She has over twenty years of professional experience working in the for-profit, non-profit, ministry and higher education spheres, and previously served as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Gordon-Conwell’s Charlotte, NC campus. She enjoys trying new tacos, listening to the blues, and exploring creativity in all its forms.

Degrees

  • M.A. in Communication – Queens University of Charlotte
  • Graduate Certificate in Biblical & Theological Studies – Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.I.S. in Religious & Cultural Studies – George Mason University

Guy Bennett
Title: Project Manager
Biography:
Guy serves as Project Manager for the Ockenga Institute. Guy is married with 2 beautiful children, and he enjoys strategy games, sports, and collectibles.

Degrees

  • M.A. Christian Thought – Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Intercultural Studies – North Greenville University