Rev. Dr. Young Lee Hertig
Co-Founder & Executive Director
She has taught courses on Spirituality, Sustainability, and Diversity at Azusa Pacific University, United Theological Seminary, and Fuller Theological Seminary since 1992 to present. She holds three MA’s in Counseling Psychology, Theology, Anthropology, and PhD in Intercultural Studies.
Director of Administration
Angel’s guiding mission in life has been to help create and facilitate sacred spaces of grace for others to be and to become. She has over twenty years of combined ministry experience in campus ministry, higher education, and the local church. She is finishing her DMin in Recovery Ministry at Fuller Seminary while working for ISAAC where she focuses on financial management and administration. Her passions include twelve-step recovery and spirituality, providing soul care, and good coffee.
Communications and Marketing Director
Joana is the podcast producer for When Women Preach, and manages all of ISAAC’s communications and marketing platforms. Joana is also a pastor at NUMA church with a Master of Arts in Justice & Advocacy from Fuller Seminary.
Diana supports ISAAC through donor management, event planning, and any other ways to build ISAAC’s mission. She was as a Pastoralab participant in the LA Cohort where she found the space of belonging and empowerment truly meaningful. Diana graduated from Fuller Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2011, and since then has served in various ministry settings including Pepperdine University, Azusa Pacific University, Lake Avenue Church and recently was the Minister of Family Life at First Evangelical Church of Glendale. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young girls.
Our Board of Directors
“I was born and raised in Detroit as a third generation Chinese and Korean American. I was pastor of the First Chinese Baptist in Sacramento. Then I taught Christian education and Bible at Drew University in NJ and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. I discovered my passion for wine while working at Trader Joe’s. I was a wine host at grocery stores, a winery and wine bars. Besides wine, I am avidly interested in biblical studies, archeology and World War II. I have been married for 45 years and have two young adult sons.”
Rev. Breana Van Velzen
Breana is the Community Minister at Duke University Chapel where she engages with matters of justice, equity, and mercy with the Duke University community. Breana is a graduate of Duke University where she earned her Master of Divinity. Additionally, she has a Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Breana is an ordained Baptist minister.
Rev. Florence Li
Reverend Florence Li, National Coordinator of Asian Ministries, is the Chair of ISAAC’s board. Born in Hong Kong, relocated to the U.S in 1976 and ordained in 1987, Li works to strengthen Asian church ministries by providing resources to pastors of Asian churches and gathering them together through local, regional and denominational events and conferences. She graduated from Hunter College with an MSW in Administration, an M. Div., from American Baptist Seminary of the West, and a BA degree in Social Work from Ottawa University.
Geomon is the Dean, Co-Director of the MA program and Coordinator of the Thriving in Ministry Initiative at City Seminary of New York. A PhD graduate of the University of Edinburgh, he is ordained in the Indian Pentecostal church over 20 years, and pastor of the International Gospel Church in Norwalk, Connecticut. He also provides leadership to the International Gospel Church, a mission organization involved with church planting in India. His research interests include Diaspora Indian Christianity in North America; Christianity in India; next generation and pastoral ministry. Geomon is an author of many publications, including the book, Religious Pluralism: Challenges for Pentecostalism in India.
Wing Ng Pang
Wing is the co-founder & Executive Director of Christian Leadership Exchange as well as a consultant in urban design and planning. In the past, he has served at numerous institutions including the Chinese Studies Program at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York. Wing completed a BA at UC Berkeley, a Masters in Urban Design City Planning from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning at UCLA.
Angelica Michail is President of Sunbelt of Pasadena Team and works as an actuary and brokers business sales. She has degrees from Claremont Graduate University, University of the Philippines, and State University of New Jersey.
Rev. Joanne Rodríguez
Rev. Joanne Rodríguez, is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, and the Executive Director of the Hispanic Theological Initiative and the Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium at Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) since 2002. During her tenure, HTI established the consortium in 2008, fundraised over $8.3 million, and helped graduate over 120 PhD students in an average time to degree of 5.5 years, holding a graduation rate over 97%. She holds an MDiv. 1999, and a ThM. 2002, in homiletics from Princeton Theological Seminary. She writes, and speaks throughout the nation regarding the educational development of Hispanic students in PhD studies. Also listen to the HTI Open Plaza podcast.
Maggie Harmon is the Ministry Relations Officer for the Southwest Region in the Presbyterian Foundation, where she works with congregations and individuals to sustain the culture of generosity. She is also a ruling elder at Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland, California. Her experience includes 20 years of legal practice, management consulting, and leadership coaching. She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has extensive training in social science-based organizational development. She holds a B.A. from the University of California, Davis and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. She has certification in leadership, organizational growth, and social science from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and is an interfaith chaplain.
Andrew is a founding member of the firm, Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey, and he advises international business enterprises in corporate and financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, international and cross-border transactions, products liability, real estate, tax and other general business matters. He has extensive experience representing corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and joint ventures of major Korean multinational companies in various commercial transactions.
Bill is a former executive director of the Little Tokyo Service Center. From one staff person, LTSC now employs over 100 paid staff, most being full-time and many being multilingual and multicultural. Born in an American concentration camp called Manzanar, he is the son of first generation Japanese immigrants who came from Japan and during the 1930’s settled in the San Fernando Valley to grow and sell flowers in the then-booming wholesale flower market. All who have been mentored by Bill call him a thinker, planner, and implementer.
Rebecca Y. Kim
Rebecca is the Frank R. Seaver Chair of Social Science. She is Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Ethnic Studies program at Pepperdine University. She specializes in immigration, race, and religion and has published widely on such topics, particularly related to Asian Americans and Korean Christianity. She is the author of God’s New Whiz Kids? Korean American Evangelicals on Campus (New York Press 2006) and The Spirit Moves West: Korean Missionaries in America (Oxford University Press 2015).
Shana is active with many community and professional organizations including the International Association of Financial Planners, Women’s Leadership Council, and is a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. She is the Investment Committee Chair for the International Institute of Los Angeles and also served on the board of Los Angeles City College District Bond Oversight Committee which is responsible for over $1 Billion in projects.
Joseph D. Small
Joseph served as director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Theology and Worship from 1989-2011. He is now adjunct faculty at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, and church relations consultant to the Presbyterian Foundation. He serves on the board of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology, and is co-chair of the international Reformed-Pentecostal Dialogue.