Current Board of the Presbyterian Intercultural Network
Sung Hee Chang - Moderator
Jennifer Warren Hauser - Secretary
Chris Carrasco - Treasurer
Alfredo Jose Delgado Mendoza
PIN Board Members
Dr. Sung Hee Chang serves the faculty of Union Presbyterian Seminary as Associate Professor of Supervised Ministry and Director of Supervised Ministry & Vocational Planning, Charlotte campus. Previously, she had served as an educator in several churches in Virginia and North Carolina. Her areas of special interest include curriculum theory with a particular attention to contextual education, and postcolonial studies, intercultural theological education, ecumenical formation, interreligious education, and Asian theological education. She currently serves on the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Special Committee Christian Education for 21st century. Email Sung Hee
Rev. Jennifer Warren Hauser currently serves as Temporary Pastor for First United Presbyterian Church of Granite City, Illinois, in the Metro-East area of St. Louis. Her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies has been a lens through which she examines why we do what we do together in worship and life together, and how we might better reflect and enact our faith in our liturgy and living. Before she was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament, she interned with an historically Japanese-American congregation, served as a Confirmation Coordinator, and interned/served as pulpit supply for an historically Filipino-American congregagation, with a focus on understanding intercultural and intergenerational dynamics and worship.
Jennifer is currently part of the Presbytery of Goddings-Lovejoy's Dismantling Racism and Privilege (DRAP) Committee. Between serving FUPC Granite City, participating when possible at her spouse’s congregation, Southminster Presbyterian Church of Crestwood, MO, and co-raising their two-year-old son, Jennifer keeps busy! Email Jennifer
Rev. Chris Carrasco was born a Presbyterian by the grace of God in Southern California. She graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and then from Princeton Theological Seminary for her Master of Divinity degree in 1998. She served internships in the Bahamas, West Virginia, and in Ghana, West Africa for a year. She was ordained in 1999 and has since served churches in Knoxville, TN, Charlotte, NC, and Virginia Beach, VA where she currently serves as Pastor of King’s Grant Presbyterian Church. She received her Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2019. Chris and her Dominican husband have two energetic boys who are quickly becoming young men. Chris is passionate about strengthening the Body of Christ through mutually healing our racial divisions, taking risks for the sake of the gospel, and boldly serving others in Jesus’ name.
Rev. Dr. Lance Allen serves as pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Ana, California; a church that seeks to be intentionally intercultural and intergenerational. He is also an Apprenticeship Group Leader at Fuller Theological Seminary. He came to faith at the age of 5 years old and his family served as missionaries to Hong Kong when he was an adolescent. Lance earned a BA in vocal performance from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, an MFA in choral conducting from UC Irvine, an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a DMin in Transformative Leadership in Culture and Ministry from New York Theological Seminary.
Lance was married to Sofía, a Colombian, on 4/3/21. He has two adult children from a previous marriage, an adult step-daughter who lives in Colombia, and one grandson (b. November 2021). He enjoys travel and culture, having been to Asia, Mexico, Europe, Canada, Israel, Africa, South America, and most states. He also loves a wide variety of music, collects vinyl and CDs, and attends way too many live concerts. Sofía and Lance enjoy healthy living and nature, and they hope to travel more in the coming years. Lance is honored to serve on the Board of PIN and looks forward to learning from his colleagues and serving Jesus Christ in this way.
Elder Nelson Capitan (Dine’) lives on the Pueblo of Laguna and lives with his wife, Gwen and has three grown children; Geanna, Joshua, and Derek. Nelson serves as a ruling elder for a lotta years at Laguna United Presbyterian Church. He has also served as moderator for the presbytery of Santa Fe in 2014, stewardship team member for the presbytery of Santa Fe for a number of years, from 2019-2020 Coordinating team chair aka “Presbytery of Santa Fe Council Committee," Presbytery of Santa Fe personnel committee member, Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) board member for the Albuquerque YAV site, Moderator for the Native American Ministries Coordinating Committee in the Synod of the Southwest, 2022 Vice moderator for the Synod of the Southwest, PCUSA.
2018-19; Parent representative for Grants Cibola County’s Team Indian Policies and Procedures (TIPP) for the Pueblo of Laguna. Dine’ people of the Baca community and Acoma pueblo are in the county as well.
Active member at work per the American Indian Outreach Committee per Sandia Nat. Labs for a numerous years; assist with educational events, science fairs, and demonstrations for students in elementary to high school.
Cofounder of Laguna Fatherhood group per the Pueblo of Laguna early head start school. Recipient for the 2014 New Mexico distinguished public service award. Only 11 people in NM are recognized for this award every year. And home, home is Naschitti, N.M.
Rev. Dr. Alfredo Jose Delgado Mendoza was born in Valera, Trujillo, Venezuela on June 3, 1970. Raised in Escuque, Valera, Valencia, Los Teques and Caracas. He spent most of his life in the city of Caracas.
Alfredo met the Lord Jesus at the age of 17. From that moment on, his greatest passion and joy has been and is knowing, loving and following the Lord Jesus. Followed by the joyful commitment to make others aware of how blessed we are to be Jesus Christ’s apprentices
Alfredo completed his Doctorate in Transformational Leadership in May 2019. This Doctorate was done in conjunction with New Theological Seminary of the West and New York Theological Seminary. In the last 11 years, ministerially Dr. Delgado has been serving as Consultant for New Worshiping Communities and Church Revitalization in Los Ranchos Presbytery since 2010 as well as Pastor Head of Staff at Morningside Presbyterian Church Since October 1, 2021.
Rev. Jinsuk Kim is the Associate Executive Presbyter for Korean Ministries of the Northwest Coast Presbytery. As a Korean-American, Jinsuk utilizes his experience of living between cultures, including numerous years of mission partnership with English-speaking and second generation Korean churches to joyfully bring Korean churches closer to the non-Korean churches in this presbytery and synod.
Jinsuk came to United States as a young adult. He has always lived between the two cultures and languages. He endured to earn a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to seminary, Jinsuk worked as a paraprofessional counselor and therapist in schools, hospitals and group homes where he developed years of relationship with developmentally-disabled people. Those were years of experiencing “plain human-ness”. Jinsuk was ordained a PC (USA) pastor in 1995, and received his first call to Korean Presbyterian Church of Metro Detroit as an associate pastor, where he served for five years. He then moved to Long Island, NY to establish a new church, Faith Korean Presbyterian Church, in the Presbytery of Long Island. Jinsuk served as the pastor of Faith Korean PC for thirteen years. During those years, Jinsuk developed as a mediator between Korean and non-Korean communities.
Jinsuk loves being in nature, especially the mountains and seas. His favorite place is where wild flowers grow naturally, and he always loves to learn something new. Jinsuk is blessed with a lovely wife, Grace, and three grown daughters, Areen, Aeyung and Aekyung, all are in art and music professions. Jinsuk and Grace have recently welcomed his son-in-law to the family as their second daughter Aeyung married to him, Hans Ma.
Debbie Battise-Kleinman is a retired schoolteacher from 27 years became the Commissioned Lay
Pastor/Commissioned Ruling Elder of the Indian Presbyterian Church in 2009,
Debbie has served in many capacities in our denomination. Locally, she is an
ordained Elder & Deacon and was a Vacation Bible School Director, Sunday School
Teacher, & Youth Coordinator. In the Presbytery of New Covenant, Debbie has
been an Elder Commissioner, served on the Youth Ministry Committee which
became the PYCC Presbyterian Youth Connection Council. Active in the Synod of
the Sun, Debbie was an Elder Commissioner and Representative for the Agency
for Indian Ministries & former Chair. She served the Multi-Cultural Youth
Conference as an Small Group Leader, Co-Director, Director in 2004, and Worship
Leader for 2021. On the National/General Assembly level, Debbie was an Elder
Commissioner in 1997, Adult Advisor to the PNC Youth & Small Group Leader at
the Presbyterian Youth Triennium, and Small Group Leader & Keynoter at AIYC
(American Indian Youth Council) Youth Conference.
Rev. Phanta I. Lansden is a native of Morganton, North Carolina, but currently resides in
Charlotte. She is a 2016 graduate of Union Presbyterian Seminary. She also holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is
currently enrolled as a Doctoral Student at Union Presbyterian Seminary pursuing a D. Min
degree focused on healing trauma from a spiritual perspective.
Rev. Lansden served in various parish and non-parish settings in the Charlotte and surrounding
areas. In 2014 she served as the Outreach Director at Mulberry Presbyterian Church (Charlotte,
NC). In 2016-2017, she served as the Temporary Supply Pastor at New Friendship Presbyterian
Church (Huntersville, NC). In 2017 she was ordained and installed as the Associate Pastor for
Youth, Young Adults and Discipleship at C.N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church (Charlotte,
NC) She currently serves as the Senior Pastor at Saint James Presbyterian Church in Greensboro,
Rev. Lansden holds various leadership roles in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and
connectionally to include serving as Charlotte Presbytery’s 224th General Assembly
Commissioner, 2021-2022 Synod of the Mid-Atlantic Emerging Ideas Committee
Representative, GA- Presbyterian Intercultural Network (PIN) Board Member, Union
Presbyterian Seminary Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation Board member, Duke
Divinity: Seek the Welfare Cohort Member, and RISE Together Mentorship member.
Rev. Lansden is a wife, mother, social worker, pastor, and health and fitness enthusiast. She
lives by Proverbs 3:5-6, trusting in the Lord with all her heart and has dedicated her life to
serving God and others with love and compassion.
Rev. Virgil Marshall was and raised in a small, rural village in Guyana, South America, after graduating from College, and spent a decade or so as an educator. His involvement in the Youth Department and elevation to the Presidency of Youth Association of his church caught the attention of church leadership. After a period of personal ‘wrestling,’ Rev. Marshall accepted his ‘call’ and proceeded to the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, where he completed his Seminary training. He returned to Guyana and, after ordination, was ‘called’ to serve five small congregations. After serving these congregations for four years, Rev. Marshall returned to Jamaica to pursue a Master Of Theology Degree. Before completing that program, he was offered a scholarship to pursue a Th.M. degree at Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia. Upon completion of that program, Rev. Marshall enrolled at the Interdenominational Theological Seminary, to read for a Th.D. in Pastoral Counseling.
Since 2001, Rev. Marshall has served as the Installed Pastor of the Carver Heights Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Georgia. He is the divorced father of two beautiful adult daughters, Jacklyn and Danielle.
Social justice and contextualizing/contemporizing the gospel, lie at the heart of his ministry. His favorite scripture, often quoted by his father and drawn from Romans 8: 38-39 is: “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life…..shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Rev. Derrick McQueen earned his is a Ph. D. in Homiletics and New Testament at Union Theological Seminary (NYC). He also received an M. Div. in Worship and the Arts from Union; and a B.A. in Theater Arts from Drew University. Dr. McQueen is the Associate Director for Community Partnerships at Columbia University Center on African American Religion Sexual Politics and Social Justice—better known as CARSS. The project brings together scholars, activists, clergy, and communities for the healing in historic Black Church life culture. Rev. Dr. McQueen is also the pastor of St. James Presbyterian Church in Harlem, the oldest African American Presbyterian Church in New York City. St. James is an affirming congregation. Rev. McQueen and St. James is also in partnership with LAB/SHUL, a “Storahtelling” Jewish Congregation, led by Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie. He has joined LAB/SHUL as a Christian partner as a Ritual Leader for High Holy Day Seasons. They have completed a second anti-racism set of sessions, “From Separation to Reparation.” The most recent iteration is working through the lens of Howard Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited. Derrick also serves as Vice Chair for the board of Auburn Seminary, which equips bold and resilient leaders with the tools and resources needed for a multifaith world.
Elder Danielle Palomino was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest in Puyallup, Washington. She was brought up in the Church of Indian Fellowship as a child, has worked with youth ministries within my church and community for over eleven years, served as a Deacon or Elder since 2008, and is currently in her second term of Elder. She recently served on the planning committee for NAPW- Native American Presbyterian Women’s conference - and will be Co-Moderator for the next NAPW in 2021. Held in Suquamish, Washington in 2020, it was the largest gathering of native people within the Presbytery.
She works in education and taught math and reading as a coach/interventionist for grades K-5 at Muckleshoot Tribal School until her new work with special education students at another tribal school, always doing her best to work within tribal entities to assist in bringing together awareness of ministries and education. She is currently working on a dual program for undergrad degrees in both education and ministries. Very traditional in her native ways, she is also emerging into leadership roles within the PC(USA) to help widen the paths for more Native people to be involved.
Elder Jacquelyn Rembert is a native of South Carolina. She is a Ruling Elder at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, in Dalzell, South Carolina, Jacquelyn is very involved with her church as moderator of the Presbyterian women, a member of the Christian Education Committee, and a Second Sunday Usher. She is also honored to serve as a member of the New Harmony Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team for Justice and Peace.
Jacquelyn has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. and a Master of Science Degree in Health Care Management from Kaplan University. She has also worked as a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist for over 19 years but has expanded her healthcare career in management and administration.