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Migrant Workers Ministry: Information, Experiences and Meditations on Filipino people in Diaspora

Sermons & Meditations
Philippine Updates, News and Features
International Migrants Movement
Recent Developments in Korea
Korean Laws, Policies, Memo
The unebbing sea quiets my soul
Where you could go
Personal Information
Sojourners in Korea: Migration as a faith experience

Personal Information

Frank J. Hernando and Gloria De la Cruz

Kang Nam Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea
103-23 Shin Weol 1 Dong
Yang Cheon-gu, Seoul
South Korea


To find a fulfilling career that makes the best use of my skills.

Educational Background


1998-2001: Attended classes for Doctor of Education (Ed.D.); West Visayas State University, Iloilo City, Philippines. Major in Educational Management.


1995-1997: Completed Master of Education (M.Ed.), University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Iloilo City, Philippines. Major in Guidance and Counseling.

Scholarship grantee


1986-1991: Completed Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Silliman University Divinity School, Dumaguete City, Philippines. Major in Pastoral Ministry.

Scholarship granteegraduate fellowship


1990-1991, 2nd Semester: Attended non-degree courses for Creative Writing Program, Silliman University, Dumaguete City


1983-1984, 2nd Semester: Attended classes for Bachelor of Laws, Central Philippine University, Iloilo City


1978-1982: Completed Bachelor of Science in Architecture (B.S. Arch), University of San Agustin, Iloilo City, Philippines.  


Interests and activities

Human Resource Development (HRD), Training; Counseling and social interaction with people; writing English articles and opinion, politics (national and international), economics, writing speeches


Filipino (Hiligaynon, Cebuano and Tagalog); English (Advance in reading, writing and speaking), Korean (elemental level), Spanish (elemental level)



January 2004 to date: Kang Nam Presbyterian Church; Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK), Seoul, Korea

Minister and Social Worker to Foreign Workers

·     Perform ministry of word and sacrament, facilitation of social services, counseling, teach English as second language and other related functions

June 2000-Dec. 2003:  St. Paul’s Theological Seminary, Iloilo City, Philippines


·     Taught Biblical Studies, Pastoral Care and Counseling

2000-2003: Western Visayas Conference, United Church of Christ in the Phils.

Conference Minister

·     Managed not less than 50 pastors and other church workers and supervised 65 local churches and congregations. Formulate, implement and evaluate programs.

1993-2002: Church Ministerial Training Institute, WVC, UCCP

Program Coordinator and Instructor

·     Coordinate curricular and field work program for students

1992-2002: United Church of Christ in the Phils., Iloilo City

Minister  of the Local Church

·     Perform ministry of word and sacrament and other related functions

1991-1992:  UCCP in Pandaraonan, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras, Philippines

Minister of the Local Church

·     Performed the ministry of word and sacrament and other functions

1990-1991: Religion and Philosophy Dept., Silliman University, Philippines


·     Taught the Bible-New Testament as subject to university students

1985-1986: Foster Parents Plan International, Iloilo Field Office

Community Development Worker

·     Facilitator of social services of the agency to rural and urban poor communities

1984-1985: Jose Occeña  Construction  Company, Iloilo City

Architectural Draftsman

·     Prepared working drawings of residential houses

1983-1984: Warner Barnes Company, Iloilo City

Sales Representative

·     Represented construction and paint materials for the company

1982-1983: R.J. Majarais Construction Company, Miag-ao, Iloilo

Architectural  Draftsman

·     Prepared working drawings of wooden trusses for university buildings.




1974-1980: Learning facilitator for children in many local communities in the Islands of Panay and Guimaras, Philippines

1980-1986: Youth leader of the Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF) United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), served as President of the Western Visayas Conference CYF; Vice-chairperson for Visayas Jurisdiction CYF; Chairperson for National CYF Committees.

1986-1987: Youth Intern of Christian Conference of Asia Youth (CCA-Youth) sent to Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe (EYCE). Served as resource person for Asian Youth concerns and issues, traveled to Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Finland and Switzerland.