Harlem Woman Becomes Episcopal Church’s First Female Korean-American Priest

Christine Lee is breaking down barriers for Asian Americans in Harlem.

By Jamilah King Oct 03, 2012

Christine Lee has become the first female Korean-American priest at the Episcopal Church. DNAinfo.com New York has more info:

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.

"I just didn’t feel like I fit in at All Angels’. It was too different, the liturgy, the worship style. Going from an Asian-American church to a church where there were only about five Asians, I had such a hard time connecting to anything or anyone," said Lee, 40, who has lived in Harlem for nine years.

But over time, Lee, the daughter of a reverend, connected with the congregants at the 5 p.m. service, which includes people who are homeless and others from diverse ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds

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