min jae kim
Min Jae is a pastor and a member of the Seeds of Change Consulting team. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Divinity from Duke University and is working on a Certificate in Spiritual Direction and Social Transformation from the Center for Prophetic Imagination and the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing.
As a 1st-generation Corean immigrant-settler, her presence on Turtle Island, specifically on the ancestral and current home of the Occaneechi band of the Saponi Nation, is a result of voluntary family migration that continues the ongoing colonial violence to the land’s original tenders and wisdom holders. Thus, she seeks life-long paths that lead toward disentanglement from the multifaceted powers of cishetwhitecolonial dominance. She works from the belief that the return, healing, and restoration of the self, collective, and Earth are only possible through returning and participating with the land to indigenous hands, care, and spirit.
Her work in faith and spiritual leadership has made her sensitive to the ways dominant Western cultures eagerly appropriate Eastern philosophies and cultures—cutting off their identity and roots—to consume as medicine from dominant toxins. Thus, she is devoted to challenging the rising prominence of Anti-Asian violence within spiritual spaces and building just, anti-racist, decolonized, indigenizing ways that foster spiritual depth for individuals and communities.