Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from May, 2015

The Rev. Joey Lee

Welcome to the blog series celebrating the 2015 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, inspired by the "Our New Day Begun" series celebrating Black History Month by the Rev. Tawnya Denise Anderson. This month, you will read profiles of Asian Pacific American Presbyterian leaders, spanning many generations and ethnicities. Check back throughout May for more profiles! 
A look at other posts: Presbyterians Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month The Rev. Charlene Han Powell The Rev. Phil Tom The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow The Rev. Yena Hwang The Rev Joann Haejong Lee The Rev. Shawn Kang The Rev. Neal Presa The Rev. Jim Huang Joey Lee is the Executive Presbyter of the  Presbytery of San Jose , and lives in San Jose, California. Are you a “cradle Presbyterian,” or did you come to the tradition later in life? I am a “cradle Presbyterian,” and God willing, will complete that phrase “…to grave Presbyterian.” I was baptized as an infant at Montview Boulevar

The Rev. Jim Huang

Welcome to the blog series celebrating the 2015 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, inspired by the  "Our New Day Begun" series  celebrating Black History Month by the Rev. Tawnya Denise Anderson. This month, you will read profiles of Asian Pacific American Presbyterian leaders, spanning many generations and ethnicities. Check back throughout May for more profiles! 
A look at other posts: Presbyterians Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month The Rev. Charlene Han Powell The Rev. Phil Tom The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow The Rev. Yena Hwang The Rev. Joann Haejong Lee The Rev. Shawn Kang Jim Huang of New Brunswick, NJ serves as the Senior Pastor of the Taiwanese/American Fellowship Presbyterian Church . Here he is with his wife KuanFen Liu and daughter Terilyn Huang. Are you a “cradle Presbyterian,” or did you come to the tradition later in life? I am a cradle Presbyterian, but from a different country. I was born in Taiwan, baptized as an infant in a chu

The Rev. Dr. Neal Presa

Welcome to the blog series celebrating the 2015 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, inspired by the  "Our New Day Begun" series  celebrating Black History Month by the Rev. Tawnya Denise Anderson. This month, you will read profiles of Asian Pacific American Presbyterian leaders, spanning many generations and ethnicities. Check back throughout May for more profiles! 
A look at other posts: Presbyterians Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month The Rev. Charlene Han Powell The Rev. Phil Tom The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow The Rev. Yena Hwang The Rev. Joann Haejong Lee The Rev. Shawn Kang The Rev. Jim Huang The Rev. Neal D. Presa, Ph.D. serves as  Associate Pastor at Village Community Presbyterian Church , Rancho Santa Fe, CA and as  Extraordinary Associate Professor of Practical Theology, North-West University , Potschefstroom, South Africa. He is the i mmediate Past Moderator of the 220th General Assembly (2012) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Are

The Rev. Shawn Kang

Welcome to the blog series celebrating the 2015 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, inspired by the  "Our New Day Begun" series  celebrating Black History Month by the Rev. Tawnya Denise Anderson. This month, you will read profiles of Asian Pacific American Presbyterian leaders, spanning many generations and ethnicities. Check back throughout May for more profiles! 
A look at other posts: Presbyterians Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month The Rev. Charlene Han Powell The Rev. Phil Tom The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow The Rev. Yena Hwang The Rev. Joann Haejong Lee The Rev. Neal Presa The Rev. Jim Huang The Rev. Shawn Kang is the pastor at Pathways Church of Houston in Houston, TX. Are you a “cradle Presbyterian,” or did you come to the tradition later in life? I grew up in the Presbyterian Church.  When I was little, my parents were part of a small Korean Presbyterian church in Detroit, Michigan.   What do you most appreciate about this traditio

The Rev. Joann Haejong Lee

Welcome to the blog series celebrating the 2015 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, inspired by the  "Our New Day Begun" series  celebrating Black History Month by the Rev. Tawnya Denise Anderson. This month, you will read profiles of Asian Pacific American Presbyterian leaders, spanning many generations and ethnicities. Check back throughout May for more profiles! 
A look at other posts: Presbyterians Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month The Rev. Charlene Han Powell The Rev. Phil Tom The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow The Rev. Yena Hwang The Rev. Shawn Kang The Rev. Neal Presa The Rev. Jim Huang The Rev. Joann Haejong Lee serves as Associate Pastor for Community Formation at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA. Are you a “cradle Presbyterian,” or did you come to the tradition later in life? Cradle Presbyterian! Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers were the first Christians in my family. They shared their faith with their chil

The Rev. Yena K. Hwang

Welcome to the blog series celebrating the 2015 Asian Pacific American Hertiage Month, inspired by the "Our New Day Begun" series celebrating Black History Month by the Rev. Tawnya Denise Anderson. This month, you will read profiles of Asian Pacific American Presbyterian leaders, spanning many generations and ethnicities. Check back throughout May for more profiles! 
A look back at previous posts: Presbyterians Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month The Rev. Charlene Han Powell The Rev. Phil Tom The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow The Rev. Joann Haejong Lee The Rev. Shawn Kang The Rev. Neal Presa The Rev. Jim Huang The Rev. Yena K. Hwang is the Associate Pastor for Christian Formation at Fairfax Presbyterian Church , and lives in Falls Church, VA. Are you a “cradle Presbyterian,” or did you come to the tradition later in life? I came into the Presbyterian tradition as a child.  My great-grandfather accepted Christianity through his encounter with early M

The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow

Welcome to the blog series celebrating the 2015 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, inspired by the "Our New Day Begun" series celebrating Black History Month by the Rev. Tawnya Denise Anderson. This month, you will read profiles of Asian Pacific American Presbyterian leaders, spanning many generations and ethnicities. Check back throughout May for more profiles! 
A look back at previous posts: Presbyterians Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month The Rev. Charlene Han Powell The Rev. Phil Tom The Rev. Yena Hwang The Rev. Joann Haejong Lee The Rev. Shawn Kang The Rev. Neal Presa The Rev. Jim Huang The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow is a writer, speaker, pastor, former moderator, and walker of the dog in San Francisco, CA. Are you a “cradle Presbyterian,” or did you come to the tradition later in life?  I was born into the Presbyterian Church via Trinity Presbyterian Church . Trinity was founded by Filipino farmworkers during the labor strikes in the

The Rev. Phil Tom

Welcome to the blog series celebrating the 2015 Asian Pacific American Hertiage Month, inspired by the "Our New Day Begun" series celebrating Black History Month by the Rev. Tawnya Denise Anderson. This month, you will read profiles of Asian Pacific American Presbyterian leaders, spanning many generations and ethnicities. Check back throughout May for more profiles! 
A look at other posts: Presbyterians Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month The Rev. Charlene Han Powell The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow The Rev. Yena Hwang The Rev. Joann Haejong Lee The Rev. Shawn Kang The Rev. Neal Presa The Rev. Jim Huang The Rev. Phil Tom is the Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Phil Tom, with his daughter Lena,  at the Dept. of Labor 2014 AAPI Heritage celebration, where the Chinese railroad workers were the first Asian Pacific American workers inducted into  the DOL's Hal

The Rev. Charlene Han Powell

Welcome to the blog series celebrating the 2015 Asian Pacific American Hertiage Month, inspired by the "Our New Day Begun" series celebrating Black History Month by the Rev. Tawnya Denise Anderson. This month, you will read profiles of Asian Pacific American Presbyterian leaders, spanning many generations and ethnicities. Check back throughout May for more profiles! A look at other posts: Presbyterians Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month The Rev. Phil Tom The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow The Rev. Yena Hwang The Rev. Joann Haejong Lee The Rev. Shawn Kang The Rev. Neal Presa The Rev. Jim Huang The Rev. Charlene Han Powell of New York, NY, is the Associate Pastor for Education and Engagement at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church . Are you a “cradle Presbyterian,” or did you come to the tradition later in life? Both.  I grew up going to a Korean church but would attend a “white” Presbyterian church as well. However, I didn’t truly come into my Pr