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Kathy KyoungAh Khang

Kathy KyoungAh Khang is currently serving as a regional multiethnic ministries director with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)/USA. Kathy is one of the authors of More Than Serving Tea (InterVarsity Press, 2006), and she continues to write on her personal blog More than Serving Tea. She is also a contributing blogger at Sojourners, as well as Next Gener.Asian Church.

Before going into full-time vocational ministry with IVCF/USA, Kathy aspired to change the world as a newspaper reporter. During her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, Kathy wrote for the Daily Northwestern; interned at the Rockford Register Star; and spent three months working as a news production assistant at WNUA 95.5 FM, writing and producing the morning newscasts. She graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in journalism.

After graduation, Kathy worked as a newspaper reporter in Green Bay and Milwaukee, Wisconsin covering everything from a murder-for-hire trial to the African-American community’s boycott of a Korean-owned business in Milwaukee. Her time in the newsroom, combined with an invitation to participate in The Poynter Institute’s journalism ethics forum, further pressed her to consider how her passion for writing would be integrated into living out her faith in Jesus.

Kathy joined IVCF/USA as a campus minister with the Asian American chapter at her alma mater, moving on as IVCF’s area director for ministry at Northwestern, and then into her current regional role. Kathy was invited to the L2 Foundation’s Leaders Forum and has been a part of The Daniel Project—InterVarsity’s executive leadership development program—first as a participant and most recently as an instructor and mentor. Kathy has been a guest speaker and lecturer at Wheaton College, Moody Bible Institute, and Trinity Evangelical Seminary, and she is a popular IVCF chapter speaker across the country.

Kathy and her husband Peter Chang currently live in the north suburbs of Chicago, have been married for almost 20 years, and are honored to be the parents of Bethany, Corban, and Elias.

Blog Posts by Kathy KyoungAh Khang

Posted by Kathy KyoungAh Khang 44 weeks 4 days ago
There are few things as exhausting, draining, and disheartening as family drama. I’m not talking low-level sibling rivalry over who gets shotgun all the time. I’m talking deep-rooted family issues...
Posted by Kathy KyoungAh Khang 47 weeks 19 hours ago
So, here is the dilemma. Do I think so highly of myself to think that Warren’s apology and reference to an email is actually about me? That is ridiculous. I know there were others who emailed him....
Posted by Kathy KyoungAh Khang 47 weeks 2 days ago
Author's Note: As of sometime Tuesday afternoon, the original Facebook post and tweet of this image has been removed. That is wonderful news. He has also issued an apology on Dr. Sam Tsang’s...
Posted by Kathy KyoungAh Khang 1 year 41 weeks ago
I’m tired of reading blogs from my White Christian brothers about why they are choosing to vote. There. I said it.I’m all for being a part of the democratic process, but it seems a bit odd to me that...
Posted by Kathy KyoungAh Khang 1 year 41 weeks ago
Next week I will vote for the first time in a presidential election. I became a naturalized U.S. citizen two years ago, giving up my Korean passport, my (not)green card, and pledging allegiance after...