Welcome to the website of the National Federation of Asian American United Methodists. We
are Asian Americans from ten Asian sub-ethnic caucuses who are united through our faith in
Jesus Christ. We share a strong commitment to improve our churches and serve our communities
across the US, in Asia and around the globe. We encourage you to participate in our activities,
check out each of the ten caucus groups, and connect with Asian Americans. You are welcome to
join with us. Let us know how we might strengthen your ministry.
~ Rev. Jacob S. Dhamaraj, NFAAUM President
Post Office Box 18666, Oakland, CA 94619
|LADDIE PEREZ-GALANG, Vice-President for Advocacy; Rev. TSUCHUE VANG,
Vice-President for Membership and Chair of the Hmong Caucus;
Rev. JACOB DHAMARAJ, President; Rev. PUONG ONG LAU, Treasurer and
Chair of the Chinese Caucus; (Not in picture) KATHY THOMAS-SANO,
Representative to the Connectional Table
|Post Office Box 18666, Oakland, CA 94619 Phone: 1 (925) 727-1295 Fax: 1 (510) 380-6944
email@example.com / www.nfauum.org
Rev. Moonyoung Kathryn Lee, Secretary
|Pong Javier, Director of Communications
and Filipino Representative
Delegates to the 2013 National Federation of Asian American United Methodists (NFAAUM) mini-convocation in Oakland, California,
have elected the NFAAUM’s new set of officers for a term of four years. NFAAUM is the recognized ethnic caucus for Asian
Americans in The United Methodist Church that includes ten sub-ethnic groups: Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Formosan, Hmong,
Japanese, Korean, Lao, South Asian, and Vietnamese.
The Rev. Dr. Jacob S. Dharmaraj of Shrub Oak, New York, was elected president to replace Mr. Don Hayashi of Vandalia, Ohio.
Dharmaraj is the federation’s immediate past-vice president for advocacy and former chair of the South Asian Caucus (SANCUM).
Hayashi, while president, also served as chair of the Asian American Pacific-Island Language Ministries Task Force (AALM) under
the General Board of Global Ministries and was in the coordinating committee of the Inter-ethnic Strategy Group (IESG) for general
The other newly elected officers are Ms. Laddie Perez-Galang of the San Francisco Bay Area, vice president for advocacy; the
Rev. Tsuchue Vang of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, chair of the Hmong Caucus, as vice president for membership; the Rev. Moonyoung
Kathryn Lee of Redondo Beach, California, secretary; and the Rev. Puong Ong Lau of Edmond, Oklahoma, chair of the Chinese
Caucus, as treasurer. Perez-Galang is the current President of the Western Jurisdiction Asian American Fellowship.
Also, the delegates affirmed the appointment of Ms. Kathy Thomas-Sano of the Bay Area as the federation’s representative to the
Connectional Table following the endorsement by the NFAAUM board that met earlier.
May 31, 2013
CONTACT: Pong Javier, former NFAAUM secretary; firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF ASIAN AMERICAN UNITED METHODISTS