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 education and 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.
Wesley’s interests in theology, storytelling, and the philosophy of language are also expressed creatively through art. Wesley co-founded Sun Bros Studios with his brother and is the co-author of Chinatown, a surreal graphic novel that examines nihilism and the supernatural through the genre of magical realism. In 2014, the Sun Bros published Monkey, an irreverent, postmodern retelling of the Monkey King stories from Chinese literature.