Bruce Johnson & Dr. Rich Bae
February 22, 2019
After Large Group
141 Wohlers Hall
Please join us for a coffeehouse with SIM President Bruce Johnson and Medical Missionary/Pastor Rich Bae who served in Asia for 10 years and is now currently serving at SIM. SIM is a global mission organization that has over 4,000 people serving in more than 65 countries.
There will also be an informational meeting on Saturday, February 23, from 1-3pm at 100 Gregory Hall where they will share specific overseas opportunities.
Bruce Johnson is president of SIM USA, a global mission, based in Charlotte, NC. SIM has over 4,000 people serving in more than 65 countries. But those people are from over 70 countries, making SIM very multi-cultural.
Bruce has over 35 years of leadership experience in Christian ministry. As a mission leader he has a unique vantage point to see the changing face of the world and the world of missions. He worked cross-culturally in Asia helping to establish and strengthen indigenous leadership ministries and has also served as interim CEO for three ministries. For several years Bruce had a full-time consulting practice that has assisted dozens of ministries and churches in clarifying their direction and implementing plans, strengthening their boards, and developing leaders. He still is retained as a consultant, on an as available basis.
While Bruce has an international missions focus, he helped plant a church seven years ago that is now a healthy church of nearly 300. He serves as an elder, teacher and mentor.
Bruce and his wife Mary make their home in Charlotte, NC. They have two grown sons, both of whom currently live in different parts of Asia and are both Mandarin speakers.
Rich Bae is a second-generation midwestern Korean-American. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He met his wife, Susan, at medical school, and they both finished their family medicine residency at In His Image in Tulsa, OK. After further medical and theological training, they left in 2007 for Asia through SIM, debt-free and with a newborn. In Asia, he planted and pastored an international church for foreigners while using his medical skills to build relationships in the community. God moved his family back to the U.S. in 2017, where he serves at SIM USA. He has three children and currently lives in Charlotte, NC. He is passionate about helping people analyze and think through their challenges as they follow Jesus.