Director of Field Education and Community Engagement
MDiv (University of Chicago)
An ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches, Wesley Sun received his M.Div. from the Divinity School in 2008. After completing a two-year Lilly Residency specializing in pastoral care, Wesley became the founding Director of Hyde Park Union Church’s Gilead Ministry—a ministry field ed training program of his own design. While directing Gilead, Wesley also began training as a CPE Supervisor and served as both parish pastor and hospital chaplain on the South Side of Chicago. Currently, Wesley also serves as a volunteer chaplain at Cook County Jail, which has become a clinical field site for first year MDivs.
Wesley’s interests in theology and storytelling are also expressed through creative writing and comics. Wesley co-founded Sun Bros Studios with his brother and is the co-author of their first graphic novel, Chinatown (2012), a surreal haunted house story that examines nihilism and the supernatural through the genre of magical realism. In 2014, the Sun Bros published Monkey Fist, an irreverent, postmodern retelling of the Monkey King stories from Chinese literature.