PANAAWTM began as a small group of Asian and Asian American women who were enrolled in graduate theological institutions or working in ministry in the US in 1984. Before PANAAWTM, several Asian American members from the West Coast were active in PACTS (Pacific Asian Center for Theology and Strategies). Over the years, our network has expanded and we are celebrating our 35th anniversary in 2020!

PANAAWTM members are Asian and North American Asian female students, faculty, ministers, and community activists who are committed to bringing women's voices and concerns to the faith communities and society. We have published books on feminist studies in theology and religion, challenged patriarchal practices in churches, organized annual conferences, and mentored students and the upcoming generation of women leaders. Because of COVID-19, we could not hold our annual conference in 2020. We intend to resume our annual conference in 2021.

Celebrating Our 35th Anniversary

For 35 years, PANAAWTM has refused to see Asian and Asian American realities as sharply divided and provided opportunities for transnational linkages and conversations.


Our Mission

  • To co-create theologies and generate new knowledge in our own voices for justice, peace, and creation care;

  • To support our work and leadership for faith communities, educational institutions, and other sectors of society;

  • To mentor new generations;

  • To engage and lead local communities across North America in transformative praxis; and

  • To contribute to transnational feminist theological conversations.

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Our Board

  • Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock,  Volunteers of America

  • Dr. Jung Ha Kim, Chair, Georgia State University

  • Dr. Nami Kim, Spelman College

  • Dr. Kwok Pui Lan, Candler School of Theology

  • Dr. Boyung Lee, Iliff School of Theology

  • Dr. Keun-Joo Christine Pae, Secretary, Denison University

  • Dr. Su Yon Pak,Treasurer, Union Theological Seminary in NY

  • Ms. Lisa Asedillo Pratt, Drew University


Our Committees

Finance Committee

Rita Nakashima Brock (Chair), Myung Ji Cho, Mary Foskett, Hannah Ka, Kwok Pui Lan, and Su Yon Pak

Mentoring & Program/Education Committee

Boyung Lee (Chair), Jin Young Choi, Grace Y. Kao, and Su Yon Pak

Publication & Research Committee

Nami Kim (Chair) and Gale Yee

Communication and Publicity Committee

Kwok Pui Lan (Chair), Christine Hong and Jung Ha Kim

Annual Conference and Program Committee

Keun-Joo Christine Pae (Chair), Nami Kim and Lisa Asedillo Pratt



We contribute to Asian and North American Asian women's theology, mentor female leaders of faith communities, and engage in social transformation for justice. We invite you to partner with us and support our work.

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