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Video: Meet Chad Tanaka Pack, Gay Asian American Associate in Ministry of Marble Collegiate Church

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Chad Tanaka Pack

Chad Tanaka Pack

By Shirley N Lew
AsAmNews New York Correspondent

A gay Asian American minister is spreading his multi-cultural ministry in New York.

Chat Tanaka Pack is the Associate in Ministry of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. I met him during the New York Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26. His church was right along the parade route on 5th avenue and members of the congregation were passing out cups of water to the parade marchers. The temperature was well into the 80’s. A woman from the church asked if I would be interested in interviewing their Asian American minister.

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He was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a fourth-generation Japanese and Korean American.

Pack shares with me about his family, church, the reaction from his Asian American family when he came out and what a parent should do if they are struggling to accept their child’s sexuality.


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