Rev. Dr. Grace Pak

Director of Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural Leadership

As the director of CR/CC leadership, Grace’s job is to bridge the gap of needs by supporting and resourcing the Church and clergy in CR/CC ministries. She brings passion for CR/CC ministry as this is the modes operandi of missio dei, to bring people together into God’s circle of blessing. She offers her skills and experience as a pastor, teacher, and professional certified coach with 22 years of experience in CR/CC appointments.

In Her Own Words

What do you do (in 5 words or fewer)?

Serving, connecting, inviting, encouraging, sharing.

What brought you to GCORR?

Passion to expand the Kindom of God by bringing people together in the midst of the cultural differences through mutual understanding and living into faith.

What is your Meyers-Briggs type?

ENTJ “The Commander”

What’s the best advice you ever got?

There is always hope.

If you could have one magic item what would it be?

Magic glasses that shows truth.

What’s your favorite way to spend a rainy afternoon?

Cook comfort food and eat with family and friends.

What’s the best flavor combination you can think of?

Sweet and savory.

Is there a book from your childhood that helped make you who you are today?

The velveteen rabbit – be real!

GCORR is building the capacity of The United Methodist Church to be contextually relevant and to reach more people, younger people, and more diverse people as we make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.