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The PAAC Podcast

Oct 29, 2019

We continue our conversation with the illustrious Tuhina Verma Rasche. Tuhina tells us what persuaded her to enter seminary and stick with it (shout out Oakland!), how she became a South Asian female pastor at the historically African American AME Zion church, her thoughts on the future of the ELCA, and her...


Oct 15, 2019

Rev. Tuhina Verma Rasche deserves her own standup comedy special. Her humor is the perfect vehicle for communicating her wisdom on topics like decolonization and white supremacy. Tuhina is a second-generation Indian-American raised in a devout Hindu household and now ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church...


Sep 3, 2019

Rev. Thomas Yang grew up in a Korean Christian bubble in the suburbs of Chicago. That is, until the bubble burst and he was fractured from that community. In this episode, Thomas shares of how a queer Christian pastor, the curiosity of kindergarteners, and a series of coincidences led him toward his progressive faith....


Aug 19, 2019

CW: Domestic violence and suicidal thoughts 

As a highly talented photographer, graphic designer, illustrator, block print painter, craft beer lover, music and food aficionado, and maker of off-the-chain gyoza, is Aya Tiffany Sato is, as Liz puts it, “one of the most legitimately interesting people.” In this...


Aug 5, 2019

Something special is happening in Seattle. Beyond being the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle seems to have the perfect blend of geography, culture, and people to create a thriving local PAAC community—Seattle PAAC aka SPAAC. Aya Tiffany Sato and Rev. Thomas Yang are two of SPAAC’s key members, and they share...