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The PAAC Podcast

Feb 18, 2020

What happens when you've come out as queer AFTER you've married your cis-hetero husband? As Stella Won Phelps will tell you -- what happens is many well intentioned people will ask you what that means for your marriage and whether you will get divorced. (Answer: No.) In this wide ranging interview, Stella discusses...


Feb 4, 2020

At first glance, you would think online content moderation is a straightforward (albeit thankless) job—ensure inappropriate content is removed and maintain community guidelines. But it quickly became clear to PAAC's moderators Gloria, Stella, and Surani that moderating necessarily meant asking deeper questions about...


Jan 21, 2020

We continue our conversation with Reverend Winnie Varghese, who shares what it was like for her growing up as a South Indian / Indian American kid in Dallas, Texas, her experience being (somewhat unexpectedly) ordained as a queer priest in the Episcopal church, and the subversiveness of preaching in a space where...


Jan 7, 2020

Happy New Year! We’re starting the new season of the podcast with a bang with the esteemed Reverend Winnie Varghese. If ever there were a handbook on how to be a Christian activist, this episode would be the one. Rev. Winnie Varghese holds a unique position as priest on the Strategic Clergy team at Trinity Church Wall...


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...