Actress, "All My Love For You"
AMBASSADOR, Korean Compassion international
Shin Ae Ra starred with Cha In Pyo in the 1990’s MBC drama “All My Love For You” and awarded best actress for that role. The two also married soon after the drama. Since 2005, she has been working as an ambassador for Korean Compassion International where she spreads goodwill throughout the world. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in family ministry in the United States.
Executive Director, Asian American Initiative
Assistant Professor, Asian American Church Studies
Growing up in Sacramento, CA, Ken Fong graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in biology (’76). He earned his MDiv (’81) and DMin (’90) from Fuller Theological Seminary. Since 1981, Ken helped guide Evergreen Baptist Church of LA (Rosemead, CA) to become a cutting edge multi-generational, English-only, majority API American church. He has served as a trustee for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Westmont College, Asian American Drug Abuse Program, and has been an affiliate adjunct professor of Asian American Church Studies at Fuller since 2014. Ken is a frequent conference speaker; most notably he served as the weeklong Bible expositor for 20,000 college students at Urbana 2000. Since May 2015 Ken has hosted and co-produced “Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast,” a weekly program that has drawn listeners from every State and from over one hundred countries. He retired from pastoring EBCLA in July 2017 in order to focus more on specific passions and travel. Congresswoman Judy Chu (27th District) awarded him the Community Leader of 2017 Award (West San Gabriel Valley) for his pioneering work to get more Christian churches to love and include their LGBTQ neighbors. He is an ardent photographer and cyclist. His wife Sharon retired from the Private Bank of UBOC in 2017 and their daughter Janessa attends Seattle Pacific University. They share their home in Sierra Madre, CA, with their two dogs.
Professional Basketball Career
A.C. Green spent 16 seasons in the NBA, and won three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers spanning three decades (in 1987, 1988, and 2000), beginning with teammates such as Showtimes’ Magic Johnson, Coach Pat Riley, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and James Worthy, and ending with Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Robert Horry, Derek Fisher, and Coach Phil Jackson. A.C. is the only player in Laker history to win championships in both the “Fabulous” Forum and Staples Center. A.C. also played with Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns, Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks, and Alonzo Mourning’s Miami Heat.
A.C. GREEN YOUTH FOUNDATION
Outside of basketball, A.C.’s heart is dedicated to working with youth. Because of his love for young people, A.C. established the A.C. Green Youth Foundation in 1989, with the main focus on sexual abstinence education. Through his “I've Got the Power” and “Game Plan” abstinence curriculum, videos, leadership camps, and web site, A.C.’s mission is to help young people build self-esteem and character, and learn moral and ethical principles which will help them make responsible decisions.
A.C. is a youth mentor, author, speaker, and successful businessman. His business interests have included ownership of numerous Denny’s Restaurants and a Hyundai dealership, as well as various entrepreneurial pursuits. A.C. is also in demand as a business consultant and lecturer.
A.C. is a role model that youth across America can respect, and for this he was recognized in the House of Representatives' Congressional Record of October 26, 1999 and by President George Bush when A.C. attended a ceremony in the Oval Room during Black History Month in 2006. In the course of his business ventures and community service, A.C. has made speaking appearances across the world, in countries such as China, India, Mexico, Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. He has also appeared on television and radio programs throughout the country, including Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, Rush Limbaugh, Donahue, The Montel Williams Show, and The O’Reilly Factor.
Alexander Jun, Ph.D
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)
Professor of Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University
Alexander Jun, Ph.D., is a TED speaker and Professor of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University. He has published extensively on issues of postsecondary access for historically underrepresented students in underserved areas, and continues to conduct research on issues surrounding equity, justice and diversity in higher education. He is author of the book, From here to university: Access, mobility, and resilience among urban Latino youth. He recently joined the board of Journal of Behavior and Social Sciences and serves as Associate Editor. Dr. Jun’s latest book entitled White Out: Understanding White Privilege and Dominance in the Modern Age, published in 2017, is published by Peter Lang. In June 2017 Dr. Jun was elected as the first Asian American Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He is married to Jeany Kim Jun, a professor of pharmacy at the Keck Graduate Institute. They have three middle and high school children.
Cha In Pyo
actor, "ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU"
REPRESENTATIVE, KOREAN COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
Cha In Pyo is a Korean Actor who gained stardom for his role in the MBC drama “All My Love For You”. In 2012, he appeared in the SBS talk show “Healing Camp” where he spread the value of generosity though raising funds for high school textbooks. Recently, he has been active in raising awareness of the Korean culture through co-producing the Korean American joint film “Heaven Quest”.
leadership coach, best-selling author and speaker
Paul Sohn is a leadership coach, best-selling author and speaker. Formerly employed by both a Fortune 50 company and a Top 100 Great Place to Work Company, Paul is the founder of QARA, an organization dedicated to equipping and empowering the next generation of leaders to discover and live out their God-given identity and calling. Paul is a best-selling author of Quarter-Life Calling: Finding Your God-Given Purpose in Your Twenties. Paul was named one of the Top 33 under 33 Christian Millennials to Follow by Christianity Today. Some of Paul’s favorite things include authentic Korean food, tennis, and travelling. Paul currently resides in San Diego.
MUFG Union Bank
MUFG Union Bank is a full-service bank with 398 branches in California, Washington and Oregon and commercial branches in Dallas, Houston, New York City and Chicago.
For more than 150 years, MUFG Union Bank has provided meaningful financial support and leveraged a variety of programs designed to build and nurture healthy, thriving communities. Through its Corporate Social Responsibility group, the Bank has made significant investments in underserved areas to effect positive change in areas with critical needs.
Union Bank places the highest value on energetic and proactive community reinvestment through steadfast support of small businesses and affordable housing, supplier diversity spending, philanthropic grants from the MUFG Union Bank Foundation, and volunteer efforts of a dedicated workforce. They believe that a responsible bank has a duty to help address root causes of the challenges in underserved communities and will continue to develop programs to assist low- to moderate- income individuals.