Dr. Michael Young-Suk Oh is Executive Director/CEO of the Lausanne Movement. Michael is of Korean descent, born in America. Michael received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed an M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as an M.A. in Regional Studies, East Asia, at Harvard University.
Michael, his wife Pearl, and their five children serve as missionaries in Nagoya, Japan. Michael founded a ministry called Christ Bible Institute (CBI), which includes Christ Bible Seminary, the Heart & Soul Cafe, and a church-planting ministry. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for CBI.
Michael's first involvement with the Lausanne Movement was at the 2004 Forum for World Evangelization. Then Michael served on the Younger Leaders Planning Team for the 2006 Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering, where he also gave the keynote address. He later joined the Lausanne Board of Directors as its youngest member, before becoming Executive Director/CEO.