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Korean American Leadership Initiative

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28: 19-20


Many who fall within the KALI target area will find themselves in constant liminal space. Non-Korean language speaking “EM Pastors” are as lost in their Korean Language Presbyteries as they are in the predominantly Anglo spaces across the PCA. We want these events to be an intentional space for Korean-American pastors and leaders (including elders and women in ministry) in the PCA. We understand that we need a space where we can be with people who look like us and learn from people who look like us. We are a majority-minority group that seeks to resolve the challenges and leverage the strengths of the Korean-American church.


Our vision is to cultivate servant-leaders (pastors, elders, and women in ministry) from the Korean-American community who actively engage with and serve the Presbyterian Church in America.


Promote networking and fellowship.

Encourage ministers and their families for spiritual vitality and longevity in ministry.

Provide culturally contextualized leadership development and ministry training.

Equip ministers for church planting and church revitalization.

Core Values

Spiritually Vital (Life-Giving & Restful): We want time with God (worship) and time with each other (fellowship) to be fun, enjoyable, life-giving, and restful.

Multi-Generational: We want to maintain good relationships with Korean-speaking pastors, while also supporting and empowering second and third generation Korean-American pastors, elders, and women in ministry.

Relational: We understand that we need friendships and connection to survive and thrive in ministry. We want to be about relationships, friendships, and interaction at both the regional and national levels. We want relationships to be collaborative, not competitive.

Funding KALI

We will also dedicate a significant portion of our time in fundraising. To that end we will be reaching out to Korean-language presbyteries, Korean churches, and other funding agents, as well as cultivating individual donor relationships.  Our funding goal is to raise funds to pay for programming.

We ask that you prayerfully consider participating with us through your financial support. You can make a tax-deductible contribution to this ministry online. You can also mail contributions, made payable to Mission to North America, to:

Mission to North America
PO Box 890233
Charlotte NC 28289-0233
Designate: KALI

Alex Jun, Coordinator

Owen Lee, Operations Director

Moses Lee, Communications Director

Updated on November 18, 2021

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