ISAAC October 2016 Newsletter
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"Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received
and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you."

—Philippians 4:9

We are grateful for the many people who celebrated with us at ISAAC’s 10th Year Gala ArtFest on Saturday October 15 at Church Of Our Saviour, SGV.  110 people took the time and demonstrated their support and commitment to ISAAC’s 3Ts mission (Transcribe, Translate, Transmit) of bridging spiritual leadership legacies. Many of you already requested an encore ArtFest!  When the Spirit moves us, we will strike the iron while it is hot ☺

Sera Chung, an artist and Director of Recruitment, the first nonwhite person to occupy this position at Princeton Theological Seminary, shared her experience of ISAAC's Gala ArtFest: “It was a wonderful gathering of ecumenical, inter-racial, and inter-generational ministers, artists, scholars, faith leaders, and students from all over the country. American Baptist Seminary of the West, Azusa Pacific University, Biola University, Claremont School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, United Theological Seminary,  and more were in the house!” -Sera Chung

“This event was very inspirational, from the venue to the performances and the interns’ testimonies.  It was great to interact with a variety of interesting and gifted persons during the event.  The length of the program was just about right.  The planning and logistics of the event made it easy to come and go, to get food, to speak with people, etc.  Just having time to sit and chat with Dr. Young Hertig made the event special for me.  It was also a treat to meet and chat with a seminary prof, and to serve alongside Leanna and Diana!” (The two sisters decorated beautiful center pieces) -Bob Lay, Dean of The Urban Ministry Institute of Los Angeles

Watch this recap video from the evening!
The Gala raised a total of $17,360 and net income was $11,660.

ISAAC’s 10th Year Celebration and Milestones at a Glance
  • Amendment of name ISAAC  (The Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity) to ISAAC: Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity.  

  • Changed the journal name, SANACS (Society of Asian North American Christian Studies) to ChristianityNext and the first issue is on the way before the end of the year.

  • The seventh symposium, ChristianityNext: Dones and Nones,” on February 27

  • Launched the first ISAACForum NorCal, “ChristianityNext: The Future of Asian American Christianity,” September 25 at Redwood Chapel, September 26, Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church

  • Honored Louis Lee ISAAC’S Legacy Award, September 25

  • ISAAC’s 10th Year Reception at AAR (American Academy of Religion)/SBL (Society of Biblical Literature), November 18, San Antonio

We are gearing up for publishing the first issue under the journal name ChristianityNext before the end of the year.  We welcome Eunice Ho, a recent graduate of UC San Diego for Admin Assistant position for CNShe is currently working for Orange County Department of Education as an Academic Support Assistant.  She provides personalized academic and professional tutoring for up to 18 youth ages 11-18, all of whom are housed in long term group homes or transitional youth shelters. 

ISAAC exists because of your participation and partnership.  We are grateful for old friends who have been journeying with us from the beginning and new friends who galvanize us to boldly move forward.  To our gratitude, we have reached one third of our fundraising goal for bilateral summer internship program 2017.  It is our prayer that the program continues to mentor bridge builders across ethnicity, gender, and generation.  We are available to come and offer our resources through preaching, seminars, and various resources.
Executive Director's Report
  • Organized and moderated ISAACForum NorCal at Redwood Chapel and English Ministries, Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church (9/26-27)

  • It was my joy to witness and participate in Edward Yang’s ordination service at Federated Church, in Columbus, Nebraska (8/28)

  • Presented a paper on “Power Brokering of Mordecai and Esther,” at IAMS (International Association of Mission Studies) at Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary, Seoul, Korea (8/11)

  • Presented a paper on “Ecology and Yinism,” at YoungMaek Forum, Seoul, Korea (8/20)


Janelle Paule, ISAAC's Communications Coordinator, will focus on her Admin Assistant work at Gold Line Church.  Congratulations!  We appreciate your vital role in ISAAC’s mission.  

ISAAC is currently looking for a Communications Coordinator who is skilled in oral and written communication, and social media.  This is an up to 10 hour weekly paid position.  Those who are interested in the position, please contact Executive Director at

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We continue our mission of bridging the academy, church, community through 3Ts (Transcribe, Translate, Transmit Spiritual Legacies).  With faith, we rely on your participation and financial support.  

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ISAAC is 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.  


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