Conference West


Dr. Loren Kerns

Director of Portland Seminary’s doctoral programs

Dr. Loren Kerns

Dr. Loren Kerns has served as director of Portland Seminary’s doctoral programs since 2008.

He enjoys spending time with his four growing children, photography, distance running and hiking with his wife, coffee, and Oregon State University Beaver football.

Kerns firmly believes that Doctor of Ministry/Doctor of Leadership education provides one of the best avenues for equipping churches and their leaders to better carry out the mission of the gospel today. He finds great joy in journeying with students as they seek both to grow personally and to make a contribution to their ministry contexts. He serves on the Executive Board of the Association of Doctor of Ministry Education.

Kerns and his wife attend Bridgeport Church in Tigard, where they serve in a number of capacities. Dr. Loren Kerns has received his PhD from King’s College London, MATS from Portland Seminary and BA from Oregon State University


Rich Hung

National School Project

Rich Hung

Rich received his M.Div. from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in 2017 and a B.S. in Business Administration from UC Riverside in 2007. Rich joined the National School Project full-time in 2013 because high school was an incredibly dark time in his life, but it was also an incredibly bright time where God turned His life around through Jesus Christ. Rich has a great passion to see under-challenged Christian youth do everything they can to reach their peers for Christ during the most spiritually formative years of life.
Rich lives in Southern California, with his wife Kristen and baby daughter Aubrey. They enjoy hiking, exercising and eating healthy.


Jonathan Hyung Lee

President of Streamside ministry

Jonathan Hyung Lee

Jonathan Hyung Lee is husband to Hesed and father to Joy and Jayden. He immigrated to the states when he was 10 years old. He has been an active minister of the Word and his ministry has been focused on building up the leadership of nextgen ministry for Korena Americans. He studied civil engineering at UCLA and received his master of divinity from Talbot seminary emphasis on pastoral care & counseling. Currently, he is pursuing Doctorate of ministry from Portland seminary on global leadership. He serves as teaching and lead pastor for CORE Fellowship (English ministry of SJKPC) and also serves as the president of Streamside ministry, a non-profit mission organization that focuses on sharing the gospel and building up youth for Christ. He loves missions, cooking, traveling, discipleship, fishing, board games, and playing soccer.

Conference East