When she first started attending All Angels’, an Episcopal church on the Upper West Side with her husband a decade ago, Christine Lee, who grew up in an Asian-American church, wasn’t particularly fond of worshiping there. Now she will become the first female Korean-American priest via this particular church. Though the demographic info isn’t really kept on any official documents, this information seems to be pretty true. This is also seen as a big step because many Korean Christians are very conservative in their approach so having a female priest is quite a progressive step. Lee is also one of few Asians at the church as it is a very diverse congregation, so it’s a very notable accomplishment. Check out her quote below and read her story here.
“Everywhere else in the city, even in a diverse city like New York, people are separated from each other by race and class.”