New Chaplain Jenny Sung

New Chaplain Jenny Sung
New Chaplain Jenny Sung
Reece Uemori

Jenny Sung is our brand-new Kahu and Chaplain. She began her position at Mid-Pacific in early February.

Sung’s role will be to educate students and faculty on Christianity during chapel. She hopes to help anyone spiritually, and is always open to talk.

“I hope to help anybody with their mental health, and their spiritually being. I hope that students will feel comfortable with me,and that they can talk to me about anything,” Sung said.

Sung wasn’t a chaplain her whole life- in fact, she didn’t even grow up being Christian.

“I was a Buddhist at first when I was a child,” Sung said.

Additionally, she didn’t even have a close relationship with God. Just 25 years ago, she began her pursuit in developing a better relationship with God via Christianity.

“I wanted a change in my life,” Sung said.

While Sung preaches solely at Mid-Pacific, she attends a local church in Kaka’ako.

Traveling was a big part in Sung’s life. She moved from country to country, residing in a total of five different countries throughout her childhood. Sung eventually attended college in the U.S. and moved to Hawaii.

“I was born in Peru, spent some time in the Middle East, South Korea, Guatemala, and lastly in the U.S.” Sung said.

Because she has traveled around the globe, Sung greatly sympathizes with military children that have encountered the pain of constantly being uprooted.

“I can relate to military kids [because] my father was a diplomat. He was mostly stationed in South America, Central America, stationed in the middle east for a little while,” Sung said.

But Sung has now found a permanent home here, as she has been living on Oahu for a while now.

“I live in Kaka’ako now, and I have been living here for 29 years,” Sung said.

And for the rest of her time here at Mid-Pacific, Sung hopes that people are willing to talk to her about anything.

“I am hoping I am someone people feel comfortable around. If they have a free period, they can [feel free to] come talk,” Sung said.

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