BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) Women Pastors Panel
American Indian. Black American. Asian-American. Hispanic. Join the ITL B’More Human Series panel of pastors from these races/ethnicities/cultural traditions as they share the challenges and joys of being BIPOC women in the ministry. The intersectionalism of gender and race/ethnicity are particularly poignant in the context fo religion and religious life.
The panel will be moderated by Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Baltimore. Highlights of her ministry include serving: a three year term as Moderator of the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic; as a pastor of Garden Memorial Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC; as chaplain at both Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring in Maryland and Hospice of DC; as well as, chairing New Castle Presbytery’s Committee on Ministry and other committees.As the PoB Executive Presbyter Rev. Taylor leads 65 churches with 13, 275 members in their quest to be apostles of reconciliation
Rev. Young Lee Herzig is the co-founder of Innovations for Asian American Christianity (ISAAC), in Los Angels, CA. ISAAC promotes intersectional exchange between community, academic and church to foster greater learning and knowledge across the “boundaries of EGG (Ethnicity, Generations, Gender)…by raising critical questions that Asian Americans face and equipping them with advanced knowledge about Asian American Christianity. “
Rev. Fern Cloud is a Native American of the Dakota Sioux, she was called to ministry in 2004 and has served in many PCUSA offices. She is a champion for environmental justice and native causes, including the Doctrine of Discovery which seeks to undermine the rights of indigenous people. In a recent interview, Rev. Cloud stated, “…Not only are we called ministry, but we’re called to the concerns of our people and those concerns aren’t just spiritual but we’re beginning to see how it’s affecting our spirituality. It’s always concerning, and we see a lot of racial injustice…[including] racism alongside the environment, and we must bring to the attention of everyone.”