Born in Seoul, South Korea, Father Cho graduated from Rutgers College (B.A. in Computer Science, 1997), Columbia University (M.S. in Computer Science, 1999), and Stevens Institute of Technology (Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2006).
After entering Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University in 2006 and completing a year of Pre-Theology, he continued priestly formation at the North American College in Rome. He completed an S.T.B. (2010) and an S.T.L. with a concentration in Dogmatic (Systematic) Theology (2012) at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark on May 28, 2011.
Father Cho was assigned to St. Theresa Parish in Kenilworth for the summer of 2011. He served as Parochial Vicar of St. Bartholomew the Apostle Parish in Scotch Plains from 2012 to 2013. In Spring 2013, Fr. Cho was appointed to the Formation Faculty of Immaculate Conception Seminary, where he also teaches courses in Systematic Theology. In January 2015, Father Cho became Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology. He was assigned to Rome to pursue his doctorate in Theology from 2017 to 2019. In July 2020, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin appointed Father Cho to serve as Rector of the College Seminary of the Immaculate Conception at St. Andrew's Hall.
- Pontifical Gregorian University, S.T.L.
- Pontifical Gregorian University, S.T.B.
- Stevens Institute of Technology, Ph.D.
- Columbia University, M.S.