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Robert Roland von Oeyen, American Clergyman. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1974. Arthur Hays fellow in church history McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1970,U. fellow Yale University, New Haven, 1970-1973.


Oeyen, Robert Roland von was born on August 18, 1944 in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. Son of Robert Roland and Janet Aileen (Robertson) von Oeyen.


Bachelor, Alma College, 1966; Master of Arts in History S.E. Asia, University of Michigan, 1967; Master of Divinity, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, 1970; Master of Philosophy in Church History, Yale University, 1973.


Teaching assistant, Yale University, New Haven, 1972-1973; lecturer church history, registrar, mission co-worker, Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji, 1973-1984; pastor visitation, Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Virginia, 1985; pastor, Clifton (Virginia) Presbyterian Church, 1985-1993; associate director Third World Leaders Center, assistant to president, Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary, Seoul, Korea, since 1994. Chair, member Global Mission Committee National Capital Presbytery, Washington, 1986-1993. Korean partnership consultant National Capital Seoul Presbyteries, Washington, 1987-1993.

Fellow U. Philippines, Manila, 1968-1969. Vice president, board directors, founding member Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1987-1993.


  • Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1974.


Board member Interfaith Housing Ministries, Fairfax County, since 1988. Member Bread for the World, Silver Spring, Maryland., since 1988, Amnesty International, Virginia, New York, since 1984. Member American Society Missiology, Association Presbyns. in Cross-Cultural Mission.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, hiking, reading, family activities.


Married Ruby Rivera Paredes, November 8, 1968 (divorced April 1985). Children: Jose Mari, Liana-Aurora, Tara Caitriona, Miel-Margarita Aileen, Robert Alfredo. Married Sherry O'Neal Foglesong Griffith, September 7, 1985.

1 child, Hannah O'Neal.

Robert Roland Oeyen

Janet Aileen (Robertson) Oeyen

Ruby Rivera Paredes

Sherry O'Neal Foglesong Griffith

Jose Mari Oeyen

Liana-Aurora Oeyen

Tara Caitriona Oeyen

Miel-Margarita Aileen Oeyen

Robert Alfredo Oeyen

Hannah O'Neal Oeyen