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. 

COMING SOON | GivingTuesday

What is GivingTuesday?

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity in contrast to the consumer-driven focus of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. GivingTuesday is designed to encourage individuals, organizations, and communities to come together and give back to causes & organizations they care about. 

How Can I Participate?

#GivingTuesday is one of the highest-volume days for nonprofit donations all year! Join us the following dates to fulfill ISAAC’s mission in raising culturally-rooted spiritual leaders. COMING SOON!

Early Giving: November 14th – 27th
#Giving Tuesday: November 28th

PastoraLab 2024 Cohorts
PastoraLab 2024 Cohorts

Calling Asian American Women Faith Leaders  Amazing news! PastoraLab is recruiting for in-person cohorts in NY/NJ, Orange County, and possibly other locations nationwide starting 2024.   PastoraLab is made up of cohorts of 8-10 Asian American women in ministry, with...

S3, Episode 8: Elaine Paull
S3, Episode 8: Elaine Paull

Rev. Elaine Paull walks us through her sermon prep. as she seeks to help people grow & deepen their relationship with God through presenting all of Scripture (the Old Testament & New Testament). She brings a voice as a woman, an Asian American, married to a...

Executive Director’s Corner | August 2023
Executive Director’s Corner | August 2023

Ministry involves transforming people's dark sides into light. Like farmers, ministers must wait patiently for harvest after planting the seeds. We grieve that Maui, paradise, turned into an inferno! The many lives lost without any warnings cannot be replaced. It will...

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.

Joyce Chang

Joyce Chang is currently a PhD student in the department of Sociology at Baylor University. Her research centers Asian Americans in the racial discourse with a specific focus on racial attitudes, social movements and assimilation.

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 4,000 downloads!