Posts Tagged ‘mentorship’

Sharon Kim is associate professor of sociology at Calstate Fullerton, a mom of two boys, ages 11 and 15, and author of Faith of Our Own, a book about 2nd generation spirituality in Korean American churches.  She is heavily involved in ministry, as her husband is the senior pastor of Garden Christian Fellowship. In her free time, Sharon enjoys spending time with family, reading good Christian books, and traveling.

Who have been key and influential leaders/role models for you, and how have they shaped who you are today?

Many strong, Christian women have had an impact on my life.  When I was an undergraduate, I attended Berkland Baptist church, and one of my mentors there was Rebecca Kim, who was a great Bible teacher and a great role model. (more…)

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By Young Lee Hertig, as published in CBE‘s Arise E-Newsletter

Every leader can point to numerous mentors who have refreshed and renewed them like an oasis in the desert. These are people who foresee our potential and guide us to reach our God-given calling in life. My PhD mentor, Paul G. Hiebert, was a third-generation Mennonite missionary to India and a professor at Fuller Theological Seminary in the 1980s and 1990s. (more…)

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By Joy Wong

In an effort to expand the voices on our blog, we’ve been interviewing Asian American women leaders.  In November 2010, we posted our first “spotlight interview” entry (and we’ve been posting one a month ever since).  Then this past March, we interviewed for and posted our first “shared insights” entry, now also a regular entry on our blog.  I’d now like to propose yet another addition: a “Question” entry.  Let me explain why. (more…)

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Hannah Lee is currently serving as Children’s Pastor at Korean Church of Southwest Los Angeles.  She also participates in a ministry called InnerChange in downtown LA, and works part-time at a missionary organization called KIBI (Korea-Israel Bible Institute).  She recently received a masters degree in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary.  In her spare time, Hannah enjoys singing, dancing, hip-hop, and photography, especially photographing food. (more…)

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by Melanie Mar Chow

As noted on the introductory materials on this blog, AAWOL exists to “gather evangelical Asian American women for leadership renewal and development.” As I pondered what content to include, I realized that this blog can be a place for “cyber gathering” and, as such, a resource for leadership development.

“How?” you may ask.

As I mentioned in my previous post, AAWOL has been for me a place to explore the truth of what it means for Asian American women to serve in leadership. (more…)

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(left to right) Tita Valeriano, Grace Choi Kim, and Beverly Chen

by Beverly Chen

I met many challenges as the oldest child of immigrant parents.  One of the major challenges was being forced to take on parental responsibilities for my younger sister because my parents were busy working long hours at their restaurant. (more…)

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by Joy Wong

Many years ago, God put on my heart the need for Asian American women mentorship.  At the time, I was one of four worship leaders at an Asian church, and the only female worship leader.  At the monthly worship leaders’ meeting, it became very apparent that my struggles and insecurities as a female worship leader were very different from those of my male counterparts. (more…)

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by Debbie Gin

I used to question my integrity a lot.  I felt twinges of shame whenever I interacted with people because I thought I wasn’t “the real me” in every context.  I behaved one way with my peers, another way with my family, and yet another way with my professors. I thought of myself as a fraud, a chameleon, easily changed by the presenting situation. At times, I even wondered whether I was “prostituting” myself out, becoming whatever my context needed me to be.

I also felt pressure to find my own path but felt conflicted on several levels. On the one hand, I resented my parents’ strong influence and expectations; (more…)

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by Young Lee Hertig

I started teaching at a seminary in the summer of 1992, a few months after the verdict in the Rodney King trial exploded into what is now commonly known as the L.A. Riots.  I watched as African-American anger – triggered by an unjust verdict rendered by an all-white jury – directed its wrath at Korean-owned mom-and-pop shops.  I watched powerlessly as my city burned even as signs of the cross hung high in every street corner. (more…)

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