Judy Kim was born and raised during her early childhood in sunny southern California. She spent her middle school years in Colorado before living abroad for three years in South Korea and Singapore. After returning to and completing her high school degree in California, Judy went on to Wheaton College (Ill.), where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Ancient Languages and a certificate from the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies.
Judy’s academic interests include the common Christian tradition as found in the Church Fathers; the patristic interpretations of the divine-human relationship and concept of “personhood;” and the growth of the Eastern Church in late antiquity. Some of her favorite writers include the Cappadocian Fathers, especially Gregory of Nyssa; Athanasius of Alexandria; Ephrem the Syrian; and Pseudo-Dionysius. In recent projects, Judy has worked on a Greek Septuagint fragment, on editing a manuscript for Septuagint studies, and on providing a commentary for Athanasius’ De incarnatione (On the Incarnation), which all are forthcoming publications.
Judy continues to visit South Korea, where she spends time as a Korean-English interpreter for visiting church ministers and teaching English. In her spare moments, Judy can be found shooting film photography, wall-climbing, sledding, playing badminton, striking air drums, or reading a good book.