Dr. David C. Chao

Director, Center for Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary

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Dr. David C. Chao

Dr. David C. Chao is director of the Center for Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. He teaches courses on Asian American theology, organizes academic programming in Asian American theology and ministry, and mentors Asian and Asian American students. His research and writing focus on Asian American theology, the uses of Christian doctrine for liberation, and the convergence and divergence of Protestant and Catholic dogmatics. He has a wide range of pastoral experience with Chinese American, Korean American, and pan-Asian churches and ministries and is an active member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Center for Asian American Christianity advances research and scholarship pertaining to Asian American Christianity through its events and publications, offers innovative conferences on Asian American theology drawing upon leading practitioners and scholars from Asian American studies and Asian American theology on topics relevant to Asian American congregations, and equips and empowers the ministries of Asian American leaders and Asian American congregations.