Promoting Excellence and Trust in the Nonprofit Sector

Sung Kwon

North American Division Adventist Community Services
9705 Patuxent Woods Dr
Columbia, MD


Dr. Sung Kwon has served as the executive director of the North American Division Adventist Community Services (NAD ACS) since 2001 and is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He studied business administration at the University of Maryland; received a bachelor's degree in theology from Washington Adventist University; earned a master's degree in public administration, concentrated in nonprofit management from Wright State University; received a Milton Murray Fellowship for Harvard Business School Executive Education, Harvard University; received a Ph.D. degree in Leadership at Andrews University. Currently he is enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Urban Ministry program at Andrews University.<span> </span>He also serves as Chaplain (Captain) for Civil Air Patrol, US Air Force Auxiliary; earned the designation of Pi Lambda Theta &ndash; National Honor Society of Educators, and Society of Certified Senior Advisor.<span> </span>As the Executive Director of NAD ACS, his primarily responsibility is to equip pastors and church members with skills and knowledge to help their church and community through the following seven ACS ministries: Disaster Response, Emotional &amp; Spiritual Care, Community Development/Urban Ministry, Older Adults Ministry, Hope for Humanity, Young Adults Emergency Services Corps, and Tutoring/Mentoring Program.<span> </span>He is an adjunct faculty of Washington Adventist University, and Nonprofit Leadership Certification Program. His focus including: 1) Leadership to improve participants&rsquo; abilities to affect individual, organization, community changes, 2) Management to enhance participants&rsquo; skills to effectively handle the administrative responsibilities of nonprofit/Para-Church organizational management, and 3) Social Dimensions of Evangelism to expand participants&rsquo; knowledge through biblical concepts of holistic ministry to minister in dynamic environments.<span> </span>He also was the president and vice president of the North American Association of Community Services Directors (NAACSD). He was recognized in the "40 Under 40 &ndash; Dayton's Brightest Young Business Leaders" by the Business Journal of Dayton, Ohio in 2000. He has served on the board of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD), the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, National Interfaith Coalition of Aging (NICA), and National Mass Care Council.<span> </span>As a Licensed Consultant for the Standards for Excellence Institute&reg;, he uses the Standards for Excellence&reg;: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector to improve leadership, management, and operations.