Adéle Booysen
Globalization and Cross-Cultural Engagement

Originally from South Africa, Adéle Booysen has lived in Asia for much of the past two decades, working as a magazine editor, an English teacher, and now, overseeing Compassion International’s Leadership Development Program in Asia region. Adéle’s doctoral research focused on Serious Play: Life and Work as Worship, and as such, she believes that any career can be a calling to serve God and that all of life—including work—is an act of worship and is meant to be enjoyed. Dr. Booysen currently calls Chiang Mai, Thailand, home, but she has also lived in Taiwan, Indonesia, the USA, and Kenya.


  • DMin, Bakke Graduate University

  • MA, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

  • BA, University of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa