Gloria Yoo

Program Coordinator

Gloria enjoys Urbana’s biblical and missional emphasis at the core of every aspect of the conference. She attended Urbana 15 as a student and has interned with Wycliffe Bible Translators in North Carolina and Mission To The World in New York. During college, she learned to appreciate diversity as a member of a spoken word group for four years. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

 Comfort Foods:

“My mother's 된장찌개 (fermented soybean paste soup).”

Favorite Music Genre:

Medieval madrigals, U.S. hip hop, Appalachian folk, Indi Rock...

Favorite Verse:

“I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.’” Psalm 16:2

Favorite Bible Character:

Benaiah son of Jehoiada

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?


Donut or scone? Coffee or tea?

“Donut, but if I'm having tea, I'd rather have a scone.”

What’s on your bucket list?

“Touch the Pacific Ocean”

When I think of college, I think of . . .

“the juxtaposition of the profound community and the profound loneliness that coexist on campus, the overflow of resources and opportunities, friendship, debt, the blessing of the opportunity for advanced education.”

Besides the Bible, what books/authors have influenced you the most?

The Baptist Hymnal and the Trinity Hymnal

What are you reading right now?

Triumphs of Experience: The Men of the Harvard Grant Study by George Eman Vaillant