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John & Charles is an initiative of PASTORIA to explore and expand the future of Methodism through prophetic innovation.

James J. Kang
Managing Director and External Relations

James J. Kang is the Founding Managing Director of the John & Charles initiative and the Co-founder of PASTORIA. Prior to PASTORIA, James was the Director of Communications and Innovation of the California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church. He has served as President and on the Board of Nexus Ministry – a national association of next generation Korean Americans in The United Methodist Church. Along with James’ father, he is an alum of Claremont School of Theology (M.Div).

“John and Charles Wesley were reluctant innovators. They realized that, to connect with ordinary people, they could not be in ministry the way in which they were taught was right. It’s time for us to do the same.”

James J. Kang
Founding Managing Director

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