2020 Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

Bo Lim


An associate professor of Old Testament in Seattle Pacific’s School of Theology, Dr. Bo Lim has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at SPU since 2006. He earlier taught at Chicago’s North Park University and pastored Korean-American congregations in Northern California for several years. From 2014 to 2018, he served as the interim chaplain for SPU, providing leadership during times of great joy, as well as during tragedy and challenges. 

Dr. Lim attended UCLA as an undergraduate, and earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His research areas include Old Testament prophetic literature, exile and forced migrations, Asian American Biblical interpretation, and the theological interpretation of Scripture. He authored The ‘Way of the LORD’ in the Book of Isaiah, has co-authored a commentary on the book of Hosea, and has written numerous articles for journals and edited works. Dr. Lim, an ordained minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church, is currently the preaching pastor at Seattle’s United Evangelical Free Church.