WRS History

Washington Reformed Seminary

Washington Reformed Seminary was established on February 12, 1990 by the immigrant Pastors from Korea’s largest congregation, Korean Presbyterian Church, who inherited the spirit of the Presbyterian Church in order to educate pastors and Christian educators. WRS began as Reformed Presbyterian Seminary of Washington, under the leadership of Rev. Whail Kim as the first principal of the Seminary, and Rev, Young Seop Lee as the first Chairperson of the Board.

 On June 19, 1990, Reformed Presbyterian Seminary became one of the theological institution of the Korean American Presbyterian Church, a denomination established in 1978.

 On June 21, 2004, Rev. Young Seop Lee was appointed 2nd principal of the Seminary and made significant advancements.

On March 5, 2017, Rev. Dae Il Park was appointed as 3rd principal of the Seminary and serving the Seminary as of now.

  WRS offers various classes both in Korean and English.  The School has played a significant role in the truly remarkable expansion of Korean Churches in the United States and provide educational access to multinational students to spread the gospel of God in this world.