New professor channels passion for mission

Tyndale Seminary welcomes Dr. Sarah Han to the Practical Theology Department

By Tyndale Communications  /  Thursday, July 15, 2021

Sarah Han

The Tyndale community is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sarah Han, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry (Homiletics), who joined the faculty this month.

Dr. Han is an ordained minister, church planter, teacher, leader, mentor and mother of three. She recently completed her PhD at Knox College at the University of Toronto and brings diverse experience from public and private sectors in Canada.

“My primary goal [in this new role] is to shepherd students, helping them come to a place where they discover more of who they are in God’s calling and in their identity as children of God,” she says.

And if I can get people excited about living out the gospel and embodying those messages, I’ll be very happy.”

— Dr. Sarah Han

Dr. Han’s heart for ministry was nurtured from an early age. Her parents pastored a church in Mississauga that primarily served Korean immigrants and then moved to China to serve as missionaries. “Going through those experiences as a pastors’ kid and then being a missionary kid, I witnessed firsthand how God uses our imperfections to show His transformative power to bring dry bones to life.”

A scripture passage that has guided her journey is 2 Corinthians 12:9: “‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” Her faith carried her through struggles with insecurity and barriers in her ministry.

“When I embrace the challenges, persecution and the hardships, it is in those moments that God’s power shines through and my life can make an impact for the kingdom.”

— Dr. Sarah Han

Dr. Han pastored at New Hope Fellowship Church for many years (where she was involved in planting two new campuses) and has served as a chaplain, ministry leader and guest preacher at various churches in the Greater Toronto Area. In the fall, she will be teaching “Evangelism and Discipleship” and “Introduction to Preaching.”

She is passionate about raising up the next generation of missional leaders for the global Church and has mentored many younger leaders in the ethnic Church. She also arrives at a remarkable time – 58 per cent of Tyndale Seminary students enrolled in the 2020-2021 year were women and the seminary also celebrated record enrollment in the fall.

Welcome Dr. Han!