Dedicated to service, Kathy Khang has spent 19 years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA working with students, along with writing and speaking as an important voice in the evangelical church on issues of student discipleship, women’s equality, and racial reconciliation.
During her almost two decades with IVCF Kathy oversaw multiethnic training and ministry development for staff and students. She’s worked in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin as well as spending 10 of those years as the campus staff for the Asian American InterVarsity chapter. Additionally, she served as director overseeing undergraduate ministry to more than 300 students at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
An alumna of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Kathy worked as a newspaper reporter in Green Bay and Milwaukee, WI before going on staff with InterVarsity.
Kathy is a regular speaker across the country at everything from North Park Theological Seminary, Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton College, Q: Women & Calling, National Youth Workers Conference, the Wild Goose Festival and countless churches, InterVarsity chapters and conferences across the country.
As an author, she co-authored More Than Serving Tea (IVP, 2006) – exploring faith, gender, culture, and ethnic identity from the distinct perspective of Asian American Christian women. She is has contributed to The Covenant Companion, Inheritance Magazine, Conversations Journal and the NIV Bible for Women along with regularly blogging at www.kathykhang.com.
As an activist, she was also one of the authors and organizers behind the landmark Asian American Open Letter to the Evangelical Church addressing systemic racism, and she partners with other bloggers, pastors, and Christian leaders to highlight and move the conversation forward on issues of race, ethnicity, and gender within the Church.
Most importantly, Kathy loves Jesus and can’t get through a week without coffee, yoga, nail polish, and laughter. She and her husband live in the north suburbs of Chicago and are honored to be the parents three amazing young adults.