Conozca a nuestro ministro universitario

Martin Shin

Conozca a nuestro ministro universitario

Martin Shin

I was born and raised in Argentina and my parents are Koreans. I am married to Viviana, who was born in Brazil, grew up in Argentina, and her parents are also Koreans. We have 2 children, Emma and Liam, who were born in Illinois! (We are a multi-nationality family!)

We came to NC last year in August after I served at our home church in Argentina as an associate pastor for 4 years.

We consider ourselves "soft-foodies" since we don't just eat food out of necessity, hunger, or a need to survive, but also due to our invested interest. Food is our hobby and we love to cook and invite people over.

In my free time, I love to play with my kids, watch FÚTBOL (Messi fan here), and enjoy a good "Mate" (an Argentinian popular drink) with friends!

Martin & Vivi Shin Martin, Vivi, Emma & Liam


  • 1991 - Came to faith in Christ at a summer camp
  • 2000 - Began leading worship (led at several churches/ministries over the years)
  • 2008 - Elementary Pastor – Chung Ang Presbyterian Church in Argentina
  • 2010 - B.A. Seminario Internacional Teológico Bautista, Argentina 
  • 2011 - Married Viviana Cho
  • 2013 - Elementary Pastor - Korean Church of Chicago
  • 2014 - College & Career and Worship Pastor – Korean Church of Chicago
  • 2015 - M.Div. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago
  • 2016 - Pastoral Resident – The Orchard Evangelical Free Church of Chicago
  • 2018 - Associate Pastor – College & Career Group, Spanish Ministry Congregational Life, Missions at Bethel Presbyterian Korean Church in Argentina
  • 2022 - Installed as College Minister at the Bible Church


  • Grilling, Argentinian style
  • Playing and watching soccer 
  • Drinking Mate while reading his Bible
  • Spending time with friends

What does the role of College Minister entail?

  1. Leading the college ministry in alignment with CHBC’s vision, mission, and strategic plans.
  2. Shepherding the college students at CHBC through cultivating community, equipping and mobilizing, shepherding, teaching, contextualizing, and managing the ministry.
  3. Facilitate the connection between college students and the larger congregation by:
  4. Equipping members of the congregation to serve college students, helping them grow as disciples of Christ and to equip students to do the work of the ministry.
  5. Encouraging college students to commit to meaningful membership at CHBC.
  6. Serve as a representative between college students and CHBC, helping us to value and serve one another.
  7. Lead college-specific training programs:
  8. In partnership with the Missions Pastor, lead the World Engagement Fellows program.
  9. Facilitate the CHBC internship program by recruiting, orienting, and working with other staff to hire and assign positions.
  10. Develop and discern strategic partnerships with campus ministries.
  11. Participate on the preaching team.