PIN Board Members

Current Board Members

Princeton Abaraoha
Connie Lee – Secretary
Gun Ho Lee – Vice Moderator
Sharon Mook – Moderator
Nibs Stroupe – Treasurer
Laurel Underwood

Rev Princeton E. Abaraoha is a graduate of Perkins School of theology – SMU.  He is originally from Nigeria, West Africa.  Princeton is an experienced church planter and an Evangelism Coach. Since joining the Presbyterian Church USA in 2003, he has been Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Midlothian, Texas. He has served the Grace Presbytery in several committees where he currently serves as the moderator of the Presbytery and a member of the Committee on Ministry. Email Princeton

 Rev_Connie_LeeRev. Connie Lee is currently serving as the Associate Pastor for Community Ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. She served as the minister to the Hillside/First Presbyterian Partnership Ministry for over ten years. The unique ministry focused on bringing members of both Hillside Presbyterian and First Presbyterian of Atlanta together in community and international mission efforts.  Connie and her family moved to the Atlanta area from Gainesville, Florida. She graduated from Bethune Cookman College where she majored in religion and philosophy. She earned a Masters of Divinity at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.  Connie was a recipient of a PCUSA multicultural grant while doing her internship at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta (FPC).  Connie has served as the Southeast Region Racial Ethnic Representative for the National Association of Presbyterian Clergywomen (NAPC). She served as a representative at the 211th General Assembly. She is a facilitator for the Presbyterian Women’s Becoming the Beloved Community workshops. She has served on various Presbytery Committees. She enjoys spending time reading, traveling and relaxing with family.  Email Connie

Gun Ho LeeRev. Gun Ho Lee served the PMN board (2005-2008), and has since served on the General Assembly Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations. Gun Ho also has been serving as Organizing Pastor of Korean Presbyterian Fellowship of Greenville and as Associate for Multicultural Ministries of the Presbytery of New Hope since 2003. A native of South Korea, he came to the US for advanced study in the history of the ecumenical movement. He holds a Ph.D. in mission and ecumenism from Union Presbyterian Seminary, specializing in the history of the World Council of Churches. Dr. Lee is particularly interested in articulating the nature and functions of the church in a religiously plural world from the perspective of God’s mission and developing partnership in God’s mission among congregations of different cultural backgrounds.  Email Gun Ho

 Sharon MookRev. Sharon Mook serves as Moderator of the Board. Having served inner-city, urban, and suburban churches, on seminary faculty, and in hospital, prison, and retirement center settings, her life, worldview, and approach to ministry have been formed, and re-formed, in ongoing dialogue with a diversity of persons, cultures, contexts, and theologies. Her education includes a B.S. in health/physical education (Slippery Rock); the M. Div. (Princeton); D. Min. (Perkins, SMU); and Ph.D. (Luther in Minnesota). Understanding that transformation emerges from genuine relationship, Sharon believes that God is calling the North American church to a deep-level transformation that will be ushered in by intercultural relationships and intentional intercultural community—where persons from widely diverse national, cultural, racial, and social locations will live and serve together in ways defined by truth, justice, mutuality, and sharing of power.  Email Sharon

nibsRev. Nibs Stroupe serves as the Treasurer for the board. Since 1983, Rev Stroupe had been the co-pastor of Oakhurst Presbyterian Church, Decatur GA. “We have listened to one another’s stories here, and we have discovered that the people we feared, those monsters we thought would destroy us – because of different skin colors, different genders, different sexual orientations, different economic categories – they are really our sisters and brothers, the folks for whom our hearts long.”  Email Nibs

laurel-underwoodRev. Laurel Underwood has been in ministry serving a wide variety of churches for nearly 20 years as a solo pastor, co-pastor, interim or stated supply pastor.  She is a gifted pianist and singer who has extensive experience as a professional accompanist and choral director. She strives to always be open to transformation into a new creation, and to encourage the churches and people to perceive change as an opportunity to embrace God’s new thing (Isa 43:19). She is excited by unfolding possibilities inherent in new eras in congregational life, alternate worship experiences, multicultural fellowship, and creative outreach to the unchurched. Her specialties are Multicultural ministry, New Church Development, Post-modern Christianity, and Worship.  Email Laurel

Staff Support

Rev. Dr. Sterling Morse, the PC(USA) Coordinator of Intercultural Ministries, is our liaison with the Presbyterian national offices in Louisville.  Email Dr. Morse

 

 

Shontá Darling provides invaluable administrative support for the PC(USA) Office of Intercultural Ministries. Thanks, Shontá!   Email Shontá

 

 

 

 

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2016 Intercultural
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Incarnation
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Intercultural World

August 22-24, 2016

Columbia Theological Seminary
Decatur, Georgia

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