Here I Am

Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen

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Grace Ji-Sun Kim
  • Prussia, PA: 
    Judson Press
    , October
     160 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Grace Sintim Adasi forthcoming.


This project is a unique compilation of theological reflections and stories of faith from Korean American women in various forms of ministry in the church. The main goal is to share their stories to provide a window of understanding into the trials of Korean American women in ministry—a window that may serve as a mirror for other women who know what it is to be marginalized, overlooked, or prejudged based on their gender, ethnicity, culture, or appearance.  The book’s uniqueness is found in its various genres of writing—from sermons and theological reflections, to poetry and stories of personal journey—from women of various generations. Readers will be encouraged, inspired, and affirmation for other Asian American women called to Christian ministry.  Their stories and voices add clarity, wisdom, and hope, enriching the overall landscape of writings in this field.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Grace Ji-Sun Kim, MDiv, PhD,  is an ordained minister within the PC(USA) denomination and Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Earlham School of Religion. She is author of nine other books, including The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology and Theological Reflections on “Gangnam Style”: A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique, co-written with Joseph Cheah. Kim serves on several committees of the American Academy of Religion: co-chair of Women of Color Scholarship, Research Grants Jury Committee, Teaching and Activism Group, Comparative Theology Group, and Religion and Migration Group.


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