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SAIGU Prayer Breakfast Program

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots 7:00 - 7:30 AM


7:30 - 9:00 AM

Emcees: Sandra Ko KCCD Board Co-Chair & Joshua Hoyt WELCOME

Hyepin Im KCCD/FACE President PRAYER

Rev. John Jongdai Park KCCD Board Co-Chair GREETINGS

Rabbi Beau Shapiro Wilshire Boulevard Temple SPECIAL MUSIC

Hanareum Choir with Director Charles Lee GREETINGS

Daniel Tamm West Area Representative + Interfaith Liaison, City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement

FIRESIDE CHAT: LOS ANGELES RIOTS - HOPE OUT OF PAIN Moderator: Rev. Michael Mata Director, Azuza Pacific Seminary

Rev. Chris Halverson Former U.S. Senate Chaplain Rev. John Jongdai Park KCCD Board Co-Chair Rev. Mark Whitlock Senior Pastor, Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E Church Dr. Jesse Miranda CEO, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Rabbi Laura Geller Rabbi Emerita, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills CREATING SOLIDARITY: MYTHS THAT DIVIDE US & STORIES THAT UNITE US

Presentation Hyepin Im KCCD/FACE President Discussion Rabbi Susan Nanus Wilshire Boulevard Temple MESSAGE: BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING

Rev. Michael Lee Senior Pastor, Young Nak Celebration Church MELODY OF PRAYERS SPECIAL MUSIC: THE AARONIC BLESSINGS



FEATURED SPEAKERS Rabbi Laura Geller Rabbi Emerita, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Emerita of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, was the first women to be selected through a national search to be Senior Rabbi at a major metropolitan synagogue. She was twice named one of Newsweek’s 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America and was featured in the PBS documentary “Jewish Americans.” She is author of numerous articles in books and journals and was on the editorial board of The Torah: A Women’s Commentary. She is a Fellow of the Corporation of Brown University from where she graduated in 1971. Ordained by Hebrew Union College in 1976, she is the third woman in the Reform Movement to become a rabbi. Prior to coming to Temple Emanuel as Senior Rabbi in 1994 she was the director of the Pacific Southwest Region of the American Jewish Congress, a national Jewish community relations and civil rights organization. Her most recent initiative is “Next Stage: Boomers and Beyond” and she is a founder of the first synagogue based village, ChaiVillageLA, which is part of the national VillagetoVIllage Movement. She is working with her husband Richard Siegel, author of The Jewish Catalog, on a book tentatively entitled Getting Good at Getting Older: A Practical Guide Grounded in Jewish Wisdom. Rev. Chris Halverson Former U.S. Senate Chaplain Chris Halverson is the father of six children, and the grandfather of eight grandchildren. His late wife, Maura, died of cancer in 2012. After graduating from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1974, Chris pastored numerous congregations, while remaining actively engaged in the national prayer breakfast movement, which began with members of the United States Congress meeting weekly for times of prayer, fellowship, instruction and breaking of bread. Upon entering the White House, President Eisenhower called upon the congressional prayer group to conduct a Presidential Prayer Breakfast in February of 1953. Since then, prayer breakfast events and activities have spread across the country and to over 180 nations throughout the world. Hyepin Im KCCD/FACE President Ms. Hyepin Im is a U.S. Presidential Appointee on the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service. She is the President and Founder of Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD), a national nonprofit involved in empowering churches and nonprofits to leverage their resources by building capacity, leadership, and partnerships in economic development and serving as a bridge between the Korean/ Asian American community and the greater community at large.

Since its inception in 2001, KCCD has had over 500 partners, ranging from the White House to Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Im is a frequent speaker who has been on CNN and NPR and whose opinions has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. She has presented at numerous conferences including those at the White House, U.S. Department of Labor, Christian Community Development Association, and Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. She serves on the U.S. Army Advisory Board, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Western Partner for the Council on Foreign Relations, and L.A. County Supervisor’s Empowerment Congress. She has a B.S. from U.C. Berkeley, M.B.A. from University of Southern California, and M.Div., summa cum laude, from Wesley Theological Seminary. Rev. Michael Lee Senior Pastor, Young Nak Celebration Church Michael Lee is the senior pastor of Young Nak Celebration Church in Los Angeles. He is a former church planter and Bible College professor, and has served in the pastorate for 27 years. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (D.Min.) and Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He is married to his true love, Mink, and together they have three children: Karis, Kayla, and Nathan. His family goal is to be the same person at home as he is in public. Rev. Michael Mata Director, Urban Transformational Leadership Program, Azuza Pacific Seminary Rev. Michael A. Mata, currently Director of the Urban Transformational Leadership Program at Azusa Pacific Seminary and the Community Transformation Specialist with Compassion Creates Change, Inc., has designed or administered community and faith-based programs for over 30 years in the areas of community organizing and development, congregational redevelopment, intercultural programs, organizational and leadership development, ministry/nonprofit management and community youth development. He was very involved in the rebuilding efforts after the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest, particularly helping to organize the African-American, Latino and Korean evangelical leadership. Mata’s skills and expertise have garnered him recognition in the community as a consummate networker and crafter of coalitions, particularly among community and religious groups that are inexperienced in political and civic affairs.

Dr. Jesse Miranda CEO, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Dr. Jesse Miranda is an international Christian leader with a firm commitment to the Latino church, community and civic engagement. He is a noted community leader and religious educator with expertise and extensive background in the areas of leadership, social ethics, reconciliation and theological education.

Dr. Miranda has served as President of Alianza de Ministerios Evangelicos Nacionales (AMEN) and as a Professor at Vanguard University and Azusa Pacific University. Presently, he serves as an Executive Presbyter of the General Council of the Assemblies of God and as CEO of (NHCLC) National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Dr. Miranda has written two books, The Christian Church in Ministry and Liderazgo y Amistad (Leadership and Friendship), co-director of the Hispanic Churches in American Public Life research project, co-editor of Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States and contributor to Realidades Hispanas Que Impactan America. Rabbi Susan Nanus Director of Adult Programs, Wilshire Boulevard Temple Rabbi Susan Nanus is the Director of Adult Programs and one of eight rabbis at Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles. In that capacity, she teaches, preaches and oversees all adult cultural and educational programs for 2400 families. While studying for her ordination at the Academy of Jewish Religion, CA, Rabbi Nanus worked as a rabbinic intern at Congregation Ahavat Torah in Westwood and the Santa Monica Synagogue. During that time, she was also the Coordinator of Senior Programs at the Westside Jewish Community Center. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Rabbi Nanus did not decide to become a rabbi until she was in her mid-fifties. Before that, she was a playwright and television writer in both New York and Los Angeles. Her play, The Survivor, about the Warsaw Ghetto, was produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in Los Angeles. As a television movie writer, she had fifteen movies on air and won numerous awards. Rabbi Nanus is also the mother of her twenty-four-year-old daughter, Lili, which she considers her most important job of all. Rev. John Jongdai Park KCCD Board Co-Chair Senior Pastor, Joong-Ang Korean Church Rev. John Jongdai Park is an ordained pastor and advocate for Korean immigrants. He is originally from South Korea and came to the States in 1982, where he attended Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Rev. Park served as the past President for The Council of Korean Churches in Southern California. He also currently the Chairman of KCCD and of the Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation of America as well as Co-Chair of the Board of Korean Churches for Community Development. Rev. John Park is currently in Los Angeles California where he continues to serve as Head Pastor of Joong-Ang Presbyterian Church in Hollywood. Rabbi Beau Shapiro Wilshire Boulevard Temple Rabbi Shapiro first joined the Temple family in 2003 as the music specialist and song leader in our Religious School. Since then, he has taught music, Judaica, and Hebrew in our schools and served as a Judaic educator and student rabbi at our camps. As a part of his rabbinic training, he served as the Temple’s Rabbinic Intern from 2009-2011.

A California native, Rabbi Shapiro holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in Hebrew letters from the Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion where he was ordained in 2011. Committed to tikkun olam, Rabbi Shapiro oversees our social action and interfaith programming. He oversees the Karsh Family Social Service Center, a new facility that brings together our food security program with free and low cost dental, vision, pro bono legal, and counseling services for the most needy in our city. From the Karsh Center to our Food Pantries and Disaster Response Team, he strives to bring people together to engage in meaningful work and experience the pride and warmth of our Jewish community. Rabbi Shapiro grew up in Santa Barbara, California where his family still resides. He is married to Ashley, the love of his life, and is also an avid golfer. Daniel Tamm West Area Representative + Interfaith Liaison City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement Daniel Tamm works in the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as West Area Representative and also as the Mayor’s Interfaith Liaison. He served on Sen. Barack Obama’s 2007-08 presidential campaign staff as Regional Field Director in Southern California and in Missouri. Daniel later directed outreach for Imagine LA – empowering faith communities to help end family homelessness. Through his company, Common Good Campaigns, Daniel helped organize political action for the California Clean Money Campaign for campaign finance disclosure and with the “Yes on 34″ campaign to replace the death penalty in California. He is a member of the Executive Board of the California Democratic Party. For many years, Daniel enjoyed creative fulfillment an actor, director and producer, mainly in theatre. He volunteers at his church and is a deacon postulant in the Episcopal Church - attending Bloy House, the Episcopal Theology School at Claremont, on weekends. Rev. Mark Whitlock Senior Pastor, Christ Our Redeemer AME Church Executive Director, USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement Rev. Mark Whitlock is the executive director of the USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement, where he helps other pastors take on the work of community and economic development. He also serves as the pastor of Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine, which started with five members and has grown to more than 3,000 members. Before his full-time call to the ministry, he served as the founder and executive director of FAME Renaissance, the economic development arm of First AME Church, which raised more than $400 million in grants, loans, and contracted service initiatives that created more than 4,000 jobs with South Los Angeles. The FAME Renaissance Venture Capital Fund and Commercial Loan programs funded more than 200 small businesses. FAME Renaissance’s Home Loan Program created more than 200 new home owners and trained more than 2,000 home loan candidates. Rev. Whitlock was a board member and lecturer at Harvard Divinity School’s Summer Leadership Institute from 1994 to 2004. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of La Verne with a major in religion, and he has a master of science in social entrepreneurship from University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He received an honorary doctorate from American International University in Humanities.


Hanareum Choir Misha

SAIGU PRAYER BREAKFAST COMMITTEE Lisa Collins Walter Contreras Sheldon Cruz Martha Escandon Martin Garcia

Filiberto Gonzalez Joshua Hoyt Hyepin Im Kevin Kang Lena Kennedy

Shawn Landres Michael Mata Jack Miranda John Jongdai Park Guillermo Torres

SAVE THE DATE CLOSING COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE FOR THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LA RIOTS Saturday, April 29, 2017 3PM - 6PM Oriental Mission Church 424 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004


SPECIAL THANKS Special thanks to the Wilshire Boulevard Temple for providing the venue, food, and refreshments.

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