Dr. Russell Yee
Dr. Russell Yee would love to be your Oakland tour guide anytime you’re in the best part of the Bay Area. A third-generation Chinese-American, he was proud to also be deemed an Honorary South East Asian American after an earlier SEALS event. His thinks a lot about worship and culture. He spent too long at U.C. Berkeley, Dallas Theological Seminary, and the Graduate Theological Union. So, yeah, an earned Ph.D.—if you want one of those he can tell you some things not to do. He works with ISAAC (the Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity, led by Dr. Tim Tseng). He also personally witnessed the moment when the seeds for SEAC were first planted at the 1994 Asian American Leadership Conference in Los Angeles. He does some pastoring in Oakland (New Hope Covenant Church, newhopeoakland.org), some seminary teaching, and some writing. Each summer, when he visits Logos Seminary, in that other end of California, he likes to stock up on laap cheung (Chinese sausage) from Quang Tran on Garvey Ave. Remember: cash only.