KAILASA Dharma Jyoti Religion and Worship Om Award February 7, 2022
Affiliation at the time of award: President and founder of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE)
Country: United States
Rev. HyePin Im is the President and Founder of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE), a national nonprofit involved in empowering pastors, church leaders and nonprofits to leverage their resources by building capacity, leadership and partnerships in economic development and serving as a bridge between the Asian American community and the greater community at large. FACE has had over 800 partners ranging from the White House to Fortune 500 companies which serve housing, homeless outreach, schooling, activism, and more.
As the daughter of Korean immigrants who were southern Baptists, Rev. HyePin Im got an up-close view of the challenges faced by the region’s burgeoning Korean American community. Inspired by her faith and the struggles and sacrifice of her parents who served doing ministerial and social work; she decided to take action.
Rev. HyePin Im earned an MBA from the University of Southern California and earned M.DIV., Summa Cum Laude, from Wesley Theological Seminary and worked for many consulting groups, where she focused on nonprofits. As a Reverend with unwavering dedication to her Chrisitian faith and the community, her pioneering work has inspired many. In September 2013, Rev. HyePin Im was named one of ten inspirational women of Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine.