Wisdom Leadership: Models of Ministry of Pacific, Asian and North American Asian Women

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Su Yon Pak Union Theological Seminary Contact Me

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Wisdom Leadership: Models of Ministry of Pacific, Asian and North American Asian Women

What is leadership in ministry? How do women lead and minister? In particular, how do Pacific Asian and North American Asian (hereafter, PANAA) women experience leadership? If we place their experiences at the center of the inquiry, would conventional ways that we think about leadership in churches and communities change? Can this exploration help imagine other ways of “being” and “doing” church? These are questions that Wisdom Leadership attempts to address.

Using theological reflection as a method of integration, this study will offer PANNA women faith(ful) leaders’ personal and scholarly narratives as they synthesize and craft results from conducting inter-generational interviews, case studies and focus groups. The study will lift up largely three categorical wisdom leadership experiences: in the church, in the global imagination, and in the society. It will also offer questions for further discussion and resources for audience/community engagement at the end of each section as a way to create more space for diverse type of leadership to flourish in churches and society. The study will help us to reimagine what “church in the world” might look like by taking seriously the stories of PANAA women.