The Founders of Angels´ Haven

Missionary John Joseph Theis, JR.   (1930 ~       )

Arrived in Seoul October, 1956. Assigned to Methodist Mission Office. Worked as a co-founder and a chairman of the board at Angels· Haven 
					in 1959. Remained in Korea until June, 1993 serving under The United Methodist Church, primarily in the field of social service for children and youth.  Also worked in Korean Methodist Churches.

Brief History
Born on July 22, 1930 in Girard, Kansas, USA
Educated at Pittsburg State University, B.S. in Accounting 1952
University of California 1954-56
Boston University School of Theology 1959-60
Duke University Divinity School, M.R.E 1966
Pittsburg State University, M.S. in Sociology 1972
U. S. Army 1952-1954 Assigned to Army Audit Agency
Ordained June, 1965 in the Kansas East conference of the United Methodist Church.
Awards :
  • Children´s Day Award, Seoul City Mayor 1965
  • Human Right´s Award from President of Korea 1975
  • Doctor of Humanities, Keimyung University, Taegu, Korea 1976
  • U.S. - Korea Centennial Award 1982