ISAAC February 2021 Newsletter
Executive Director's Corner

As AAPI are being spat, hit, and killed during Covid-19, we forge solidarity with black people who have endured much suffering and oppression solely based on skin color. In protest against the tactics of “divide and conquer,” we pledge solidarity among people of color to make America humane.

-Rev. Dr. Young Lee Hertig

Updates on PastoraLab
Thank you for all of you that have already applied! 

Application deadlines have been extended to March 5! If you are an Asian American woman in ministry, please consider applying for this amazing program. If you are connected to an Asian American woman minister who would benefit from this program, please share this with them!

A major aspect of the PastoraLab is the National Quantitative Research on the Status of Asian American Women Clergy in Asian American Churches. Daniel D Lee, Asian American Center at Fuller Theological Seminary, is in charge of hiring a research assistant by the end of March.

Here is the yearly plan for the research:
  1. Compile Asian American Congregation database in 2021
  2. Conduct survey in 2022
  3. Sample follow up interviews in 2023
Click here to learn more and to apply.

Click here for an overview of PastoraLab.
"When Women Preach..."
Our podcast just got a fresh logo! Thank you to our team member Howard Kim!
Don't forget to subscribe and rate us on iTunes!

Check out our latest episode with Marion Park and Charlene Jin Lee, two of our PastoraLab faculty members! They share how God called them to ministry while navigating a career change, convincing their family about women pastors, and more!

ChristianityNext News
ChristianityNext Issue #5 is here!

"ChristianityNext Winter 2021 devotes to featuring Trauma and Resilience in order to address the impact of the year 2020. Compounded by multiple pandemics, the year 2020 has inflicted trauma from the loss of more than 400,000 lives, jobs, basic needs of foods and shelter, and withering trust in democracy. Thus, in this issue, we seek to provide resources on navigating: trauma from transplants and dislocation, suicide, double minority identity, and anti-Asian American assaults"

Individual copies, printed and digital format, are available for purchase here! We also offer institutional subscriptions, which is a great way to support to ChristianityNext's work! We are now enrolled in EPSCO's database! For inquiries on Institutional Subscriptions, please email:

We would like to thank Howard for his contribution as designer & copyeditor, and DJ's contribution as technical & publishing support!
ChristianityNext Call for Abstract Proposals 2021:
Public and Political Theology for the Asian American Church
The next issue of ChristianityNext will be out in Winter 2022 and will focus on Public and Political Theology for the Asian American Church. Experiencing the recent Anti-Asian COVID hate and racism, Black Lives Matter protests for racial justice, White Christian Nationalism and insurrection at the Capitol, calls for taking Asian American Christianity to the public square is stronger than ever.

Possible topics may include, but not limited to: faith and politics, biblical foundation for prophetic preaching and witness, economic, racial and gender justice and equity. Activists, researchers, educators, and ministry leaders are invited to consider submitting an abstract proposal.

At ISAAC, we are engaging and taking Asian American Christianity to the public sphere. We have a blog for scholars, pastors, and activists to use their voices to represent Christ’s prophetic teaching. If you’re interested in contributing a blog post, please email

Social Media

"There’s something when you hear a woman preach that just awakens your soul in a way that another man preaching cannot.” - Inés Velasquez-McBryde 

Check out the highlights from our Gender Summit 2 panel exploring three women's journeys towards pastoral ministry!

Upcoming Events & Publications
We have three important events coming up in 2021!
  • Prophetic Preaching Lab (June 2021)
  • Gender Summit 4 (October 2021)
  • ISAAC's 15th Anniversary Celebration (October 2021)
Depending on the state of COVID-19 and the availability of the vaccine, we are hoping to host these events in person. Stay tuned for more updates.
A Biblical Study Guide for Equal Pulpit

In partnership with powerhouse Asian American & Latina biblical scholars, we have a new book, A Biblical Study Guide for Equal Pulpit, which will be published by Cascade!

Stay tuned for more information!
Fundraising Campaign
For an effort of moving mountains in implementing gender equality and equity in Asian American Churches, we began a fundraising campaign. The initial goal is $100,00. Here are ways we believe we can reach the goal by the end of the year 2021:
  • 100 people to donate $25/month x 12 months = $30,000
  • 30 people to donate $100/month x 12 months = $36,000
  • 10 people to donate $50/month x 12 months = $6,000
  • 6 people to donate $2,000/year = $12,000
  • 4 people to donate $4,000/year = $16,000
The fuller representation and opportunities for women ministers to serve the body of Christ will make churches to thrive once again and bear witnesses of the authentic gospel. Would you consider investing in gifted women ministers for the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12)?
We would love for you to join in the three levels of participation to advance ISAAC’s mission of “Raising a Spiritually-Rooted Generation” as we Transcribe, Transmit, and Translate Asian American Christian legacies.

Here are some ways to support ISAAC's work:
1) Pray & Volunteer
2) Donate via our website by clicking on "Give Now" or click on the "VANCO" link below.
3) Designate ISAAC as a charitable organization on your birthday through Facebook

Make your purchases at and designate ISAAC as the organization you would like to support.

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.  

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

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