An Intersectional Learning Space


Since 2006, the Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity has provided research and resources for scholars and church leaders who engage Asian American Christians. Today, ISAAC continues to raise culturally-rooted spiritual leaders led by a team of scholars, pastors, and civic leaders.

Our Mission

We create a third space of learning where leaders in the academy, church, and community can collaboratively advance the development of Asian American faith leaders. Based on mutual learning & empowerment, we provide mentorship, hosting webinars on tangible leadership skills that advance institutions and communities, publishing journals & resource books, and telling our collective stories through our podcast. 

Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, November 28th, we invited you to participate in a day of radical generosity. THANK YOU to our incredible donors and everyone who supports our mission to advance equity at the pulpit! Together we raised $16,670! We are excited for 2024 and can’t wait to share it with you!

S3, Episode 11: Aeryn Johnson
S3, Episode 11: Aeryn Johnson

Aeryn Johnson joins us to share her journey toward answering the call to preach, how her faith impacts her work in the corporate world and vice versa, and the message she believes the world needs to hear.  ResourcesAeryn Johnson | website --Host: ISAAC //...

Early Giving Begins Today!
Early Giving Begins Today!

GivingTuesday | Early Giving Begins Today!We have invested in Asian American Women Ministers through our program, PastoraLab, in the last three years. The program is comprised of: (1) Five cohorts with a total of 44 women ministers in 2024(2) An all-cohort retreat(3)...

Equipping Asian American faith leaders to advance equity at the pulpit.


A communal learning space designed for Asian American women faith leaders to thrive.  Participants will engage in mentorships with other Asian American faith leaders, learn practices to build a healthy and holistic ministry, and cultivate their Asian American Christian leadership identity. 

We create intersectional learning spaces, daring to see realities and Christianity from multiple lenses to provide learning at its best.

Asian American Research Survey

This survey will generate data on Asian American Christian leadership methodology for analysis and projections about the future.

Young Lee Hertig

Co-Founder/Executive Director of ISAAC (Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity)/AAWOL (Asian American Women On Leadership), Editor-In-Chief of ChristianityNext

Dr. Jerry Park

Dr. Jerry Park is an Associate Professor of Sociology and an affiliate fellow of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. His research interests include the sociological study of religion, race, identity, culture and civic participation.

Dr. Andrew Lee, PhD

Dr. Andrew Lee is the Associate Director of the Global Diaspora Institute at Wheaton College Billy Graham Center.

People whose intellectual and historical knowledge is unrecorded remain marginalized. ISAAC commits to gathering data to reflect the needs of the Asian American Christian community.


ISAAC commits to transcribing Asian American Christian issues and histories through journals and resource books in paperback and online.


An interdisciplinary journal creating new pathways for Asian North American Christianity

A Biblical Study Guide for Equal Pulpits

Edited by Young Lee Hertig & Foreword by Edwin David Aponte

The Tao of Asian American Belonging: A Yinist Spirituality

By Young Lee Hertig

Mirrored Reflections: Reframing Biblical Characters

Edited by Young Lee Hertig & Chloe Sun


The podcast, “When Women Preach…” highlights women preachers from AAPI and Latinx faith communities. In order to create a more equal pulpit, we talk about experiences and resources that prepare women of color to preach effectively. We currently have over 5,000 downloads!

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