Rev. Eugene Cho is President/CEO of Bread for the World, a Christian advocacy organization urging U.S. decision makers to do all they can to pursue a world without hunger. Bread’s mission is to educate and equip people to advocate for policies and programs that can help end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

Eugene preaches and speaks about Bread’s mission to end hunger, justice, and leadership at the intersection of faith and public life. By weaving together scripture, personal stories, and accessible hunger data, he encourages pastors, leaders, missionaries, and justice workers from churches and nonprofits throughout the world in the pursuit of God’s kingdom here on earth.

Eugene is Co-Chair of the U.S. Nutrition CEO Council, the body of leaders from international NGOs encouraging the U.S. government, civil society, corporations, and other stakeholders to make global nutrition expertise into law and policy. He also serves on the board of Interaction, the largest U.S.-based alliance of INGOs and partners, and on the Coordinating Committee for the Circle of Protection, the coalition of church bodies and related ministries who have united across theological, sociological, and political differences to advocate for U.S. government policies that better address the needs of people experiencing poverty and vulnerability.

Eugene has been recognized by the Department of Homeland Security as an Outstanding American by Choice, which was established to recognize “the significant contributions and achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens.” His father was born in what is now North Korea, in a village outside of Pyongyang. Eugene was born in Seoul, South Korea. When he was a child, his parents made a difficult decision to leave their homeland to come to the United States.

Prior to becoming President/CEO of Bread for the World, Eugene pastored a local church for nearly thirty years. He is also founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages, which works to promote awareness of extreme global poverty, invite simple giving (one day’s wages), and support sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with small organizations in developing regions.

Eugene has been married to Minhee J. Cho for over 25 years, and they have three adult children. Eugene enjoys fishing, basketball, and table tennis.

Posts By This Author

Jon Stewart, Prophet (But Not the Phoney Future-Telling Kind)

by Eugene Cho 03-13-2009

What does it say about our country that we have to hear the cold and hard truth from a comedian? Check out the videos below as comedian Jon Stewart interviews and exposes Jim Cramer - the hyped and elevated investment and financial guru.

10 Reasons We Don't Like to Talk About Race

by Eugene Cho 02-23-2009
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Eric Holder on America and Race: 'A Nation of Cowards'

by Eugene Cho 02-19-2009
Are you a coward? Chicken? When it comes to the issue of race, why are Americans [including Christians] so reticent and reluctant to engage in honest conversations? What are we scared of?

Shoe-Throwing and President Bush's Legacy

by Eugene Cho 12-16-2008
George Bush and his legacy as president of the United States -- what do you think? Is it too early to tell since the war on terror will mark the legacy of his presidency?

Continuing the Abortion Conversation

by Eugene Cho 12-02-2008
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Oppression of Women: The Oldest Injustice in Human History

by Eugene Cho 12-01-2008
In every culture and in every part of the world, this injustice is present. What is the oldest injustice in the world?

It is the way that "we" view, treat, and oppress women.

The Short But Significant Life of Brenden Foster

by Eugene Cho 11-25-2008
This entry is dedicated to Brenden Foster and to all -- in ways seen or unseen -- who seek to live their lives with grace, compassion, and generosity.

Black Friday and Consumerism, White Privilege and Buy Nothing Day

by Eugene Cho 11-20-2008
All of you who have a pulse know that the Friday after Thanksgiving is the single most crazy shopping day in the United States.

We Need Post-Election Reconciliation

by Eugene Cho 11-07-2008
I follow politics, but I don't go crazy. I'm not the kind of person who wears buttons, puts bumper stickers on their cars, and signs on their home lawns.

Another Sign of the End

by Eugene Cho 10-21-2008

The conversation we have on God's Politics can be very intense.

The work of loving mercy, seeking justice, and walking humbly can be pretty merciless, ruthless, and humiliating. The recent financial meltdown has only increased the national and global anxiety.

Obama Hung in Effigy at Christian College

by Eugene Cho 09-24-2008
This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ...

The Christians of North Korea

by Eugene Cho 07-21-2008

North Korean childrenMy great-grandfather was one of the first Christians in a village near Pyongyang. God's grace was poured over his entire family, but they experienced intense persecution because of their faith. As a result, he "escaped" one night with his entire family from what is now known as North [...]

What Do 'Patriotic Dissenters' Appreciate About the USA?

by Eugene Cho 07-09-2008

Patriotism is the highest form of dissentAs we recently marked the "birth" and independence of the United States, I'd like to ask you to consider a very simple question:

What do you appreciate about the United States?

I often find myself in the company of women and men who are more inclined towards the art of deconstruction and cynicism. We [...]

A Quiet Revolt in Burma

by Eugene Cho 06-09-2008

Don't forget the situation in Burma.

Teresa and her husband, Rich, have been at my church for about four years now. Like several of our members, their faith in Christ and desire to live out the gospel not only humbles me but helps shape the depth and direction of our church. Teresa started a blog titled

In Memory of Maria -- and Millions More

by Eugene Cho 05-28-2008

I don't want to assume that readers automatically know who Steven Curtis Chapman is, but if you've been surfing the Web recently, it's very likely you may have seen the name. Chapman is one of the most visible and influential figures of the Christian music genre. As of 2007, he has sold more than 10 million albums, has nine gold and platinum albums, and won five Grammy awards.

Chapman [...]