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Christianity Today features PastoraLab

January 29, 2021

Read this Christianity Today article by Morgan Lee, “How to Fix the Asian American Female Pastor Dilemma: New “PastoraLab” equips women in ministry who feel torn between their culture’s churches and their calling to lead.“–

When Janette Ok was growing up in Michigan, her family’s Korean church hired a woman to lead its English-speaking ministries. Seeing pastor Mary Paik administer the sacraments and send her congregation off with a benediction each week offered Ok “tangible evidence that despite what people said, women could and should preach and pastor.”

“It was this image that I really clung to during the drought of exposure to Asian American female preachers that I experienced for years afterwards,” said Ok, now a pastor and New Testament professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. “I did not see another one for years after we moved to California.”

Read the full article at ChristianityToday.com