I have spent most of my adult career engaging in racial healing and cultural change work in a variety of settings, including higher and secondary education and faith-based organizations. I am currently working with the Episcopal Church in Minnesota to intentionally engage the ministry of racial healing and justice-making as an integral element of lifelong spiritual formation. I have also done research and consulting with faith-based groups around conflict transformation, especially as it relates to conversations about racism. I am humbled to have been selected as an On Being Social Healing Fellow for the 2021-2022 fellowship cycle.
Through teaching or working with every age group from babies and toddlers to adult learners, I recognize that trusting relationships are the foundation of all significant learning. I am a believer in the power of stories to form and transform us – especially the stories of the survivors and disrupters of oppression and marginalization. I am particularly committed to creating space for people of good will to speak across difference with courage, humility, and respect while remaining in community. I am passionate about working with curious, diligent, and loving people to sustain strong and inclusive communities.
I was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to the United States with my family as a baby. I live with my spouse, Dr. Alec Campbell, and am the proud mom of two adult daughters (Fiona and Kiera) and a goofy rescue Doberman named Taz. I am also a classically trained soprano, an enthusiastic knitter, and I make my own kimchi.