Principal Officer Gordon S. Church

Gordon Church

Gordon S. Church is the Consul and Principal Officer of U.S. Consulate Medan.

A career diplomat, Church served most recently as Consul and Principal Officer of U.S. Consulate Busan in the Republic of Korea (2020-21). His prior assignments include U.S. Embassy Seoul (Chief for Trade and Economic Policy, 2018-20); U.S. Embassy Jakarta (First Secretary, 2012-16); U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany (Second Secretary, 2007-09); and U.S. Consulate Chennai, India (Vice Consul, 2004-06).

He has been awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Superior and Distinguished Honor awards and appointed a Tennessee Colonel by his home state governor.

An honorably discharged U.S. Army officer, Church served as the Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commanding General for Surface Deployment and Distribution (SDDC) from 2010-2011. His decorations include the U.S. Army Commendation and Achievement medals as well as the Military Order of Saint Christopher. Church earned a Bachelor of Political Science from the University of Tennessee and a Master in International Business Studies with honors from the Moore School of Business.