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|President||Kuk Jai Chun||Mr. Chun or “KUK” as most English speaking people call him, is the founder of ILF. He has led the charge and kept the torch high. These days Kuk’s focus is on developing leaders who can and will cary the torch of ILF beyond what he has been able to do. He sees the purpose and holds the vision behind all that we do. ILF is a trail blazing organization, and it all started with Kuk over 20 years ago. Mr. Chun spent a good deal of time training and preparing for ILF and his list of degrees gives an idea of his accomplishments and knowledge. Kuk has a Masters from Wheaton College in Christian Education, a PHD from Yonsei University in Counselling and Physiology as well as a Masters of Divinity from the Methodist Theological University Besides being the ILF President Kuk is an established author and guest professor at Presbyterian University and Theological Syminary. He has also been the Korean Campers Program Director at Wheaton College Honey Rock in Illinois and an intern at Camp Forest Springs, and Camp Dudley(YMCA).|
|Senior Researcher||Young Sook Woo||Young Sook takes the vision and dreams of ILF and helps to make them reality. She sees the details and works towards making sure what needs to happen does. Young Sook has steadily worked alongside Kuk and is dedicated to the vision and dream of ILF. She has a PHD from Seoul Women’s university in Social Work and well as lots of great hands on experience at various camp programs in Korea and the US. The most impacting internships she participated in where with Camp Forest Springs in Illinois, Inspiration Centre Special Camping Internship in Korea and Camp Dudley(YMCA). Leadership training at Kimball Camp(YMCA) and Camp DuNord(YMCA) Resource Staff were also meaningful experiences. She has a Korea Social Welfare Licence (Level 1). Some of the positions Young Sook holds include; ILF Senior Researcher, Part time professor at Seoul Women's University(SWU), Guest professor at Handong Global University and Part time professor at The Catholic University of Korea.|
|Researcher||Jung Eun Lee||Jung-Eun worked directly with ILF as a program director from 1992 to 2007 and since then has continued to assist in lots of background work, research and academic publications. Jung-Eun has a PHD from Chonnam National University in Education, a bachelors and masters from Ewha Women's University in Social Work. Jung-Eun has a Korean Social Welfare Licence(level 1), and was the english camp director for Korean 3rd generation immigrants to Canada camp program.|
|Researcher||Kyeong Ho Park||Besides providing quality work for ILF, Kyong-Ho is a KSPE Design Member, Member of the Korean Association of future Education Study Editing. Kyong-Ho has a Masters and PHD from Yonsei in Education and a Bachelors from Yonsei in Economics. In 2011 he was the Evaluation Staff for a “University Special Needs Students Educational Welfare” program and was the expert Korean committee member for the “Ministry of Education”.|
|Director||Jai Seung Huh||Over the past 10 years Jason has worked with ILF and has come to know the workings of all the programs we have to offer. These days Jason is workings as the International Relations/Program Developer, which means a number of things but mostly that he is making great advances with our sponsorship initiative program. Jason Graduated from Sung Kyuan University with a bachelors in Public Administration and and masters in Social Welfare. He has a Korean Social Welfare Licence(Level 1) and completed the International YMCA Training Program. A few years ago Jason and his family moved to Camp Fitch(YMCA) and for a year and a half worked at camp as a Program Staff and Outdoor Educator.|
|Director||Da Jeong Jun||Currently Da jeong oversees ILF’s continuing education program and is leading the way for a family membership program. 12 years ago Dajeong joined our ranks as a counsellor, two years later she became a senior counsellor and the year after that became an ILF Director. Beyond ILF work Dajung is married to Jason Huh and has three children two girls Jeun, Geun and a one year old son Chung. Dajung’s undergrad degree is from Soon Chung Hyang University and is a degree in Youth Education Counselling. Dajung has a Continuing Education Licence (Level 2) and a Youth Life Coaching License (level 2).|
|Director||Hee Sung Chung||Hee-Song has been connected with ILF for the past few years and has participated from time to time in various programs. Last year Hee-Song joined the ILF team full time and has been a great addition as the head of the Business Support Team. Hee-Sung’s undergrads is from Handong Global University in Mass Communications and his graduate degree is from Wheaton College in Christian Education. He has spent much of the last few years in the states working, furthering his education and participating in the Camp Forest Springs LTD internship.|
|Director||Naomi Chun||Naomi has served ILF and been part of our work for years in a non official way, but now that she and her husband Hee-Song have returned from the states she is working with us regularly as well as raising her son Ian and daughter Jessie. Naomi went to Handong Global University and double majored in Theater Arts and English. While in the states Naomi completed the Camp Forest Springs LTD Internship and graduated from Wheaton College with a graduate degree in Intercultural studies (TESOL).|
|Director||Dae Beom Jeong||Daebeom found himself volunteering for Meari Camp 4 years ago and now has been an ILF director for almost three years. Currently Daebeom is overseeing Meari Nature School as well as Meari Camp. In his first year working with ILF he meet and married Sarum Hwang. Daebeom has a strong desire to serve God and works with determination on all his tasks. He has a Bachelors from Handong Global University in Counselling and Phycology, a Social Welfare Licence(Level 1) and a Counselling Physiology Licence(Level 1).|
|Director||Sarom Hwang||As a college student Sarum volunteered with ILF as a counsellor and senior counsellor as well as spending a summer in the States at Camp Fitch. Now she is serving ILF as a Director while raising a baby girl, Zion. Sarum graduated from Seoul Women’s University with a degree in Social Welfare she also has a Social Welfare Licence(Level1) and a Youth Counselling Licence (Level 2).|
|Forest Springs Camp&Conference Center||Pet Pakau||For the last 20 plus years we have been strongly connected with Camp Forest Springs(CFS) as a means of camp training as well as leadership and spiritual development in our staff and volunteers.
|Fitch||Brain Rupe||Each Summer a group of students led by Young Suk and one or two other volunteers travel to “Sunny Camp Fitch” for an international camp experience. Their trip involves two weeks of resident camp with a home stay in-between. Before taking students to Camp Fitch we enjoyed camping at Camp du Nord(YMCA) in Minnesota where Mr. Rupe was director at the time. Over the years, many ILF volunteers and a number of staff have spent months working at these YMCA camps thanks to Mr. Rupe and his understanding of our vision leadership development and our vision in Korea.
|The East Jerusalem YMCA Rehabilitation Program||Nader Abu-Amsheh||The EJ-YMCA Rehabilitation Program is the only program in Palestine applying a holistic approach in providing rehabilitative services. As we constantly strive for professionalism in every sphere of service and based on our belief that in order to achieve the desired objectives at the psychosocial and vocational levels, a suitable environment needs to be provided to the beneficiaries in order to facilitate the rehabilitation process. Customized to each individual beneficiary, our group of professional staff provide a comprehensive intervention plan that takes into consideration all the different needs and obstacles ranging from education to mobility and accessibility. Our focus is on ability and not disability so that our beneficiaries become active members in their communities and are reintegrated into society, thus contributing to mobilizing and utilizing the community resources as well as to the reconstruction of the Palestinian society. Our services are provided either by the field workers who cover all areas of the West Bank, at the surroundings of the beneficiaries, or at the Program's main office in Beit-Sahour.
|Global Civic Sharing||Hyun Ju Cho||GCS is currently working in Mongolia, Rwanda, Kenya and Vietnam. The programs in each country are unique and special but all with the same ultimate vision; “Supporting self-reliance of developing countries through community based development, education(participatory activities) and advocacy(based on our work in the field)”
|Jesus Abbey||Ben Torrey||Jesus Abby is a community of Christians committed to loving God and each other while serving the world. It is also place for praying.