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Angela Lee, Executive Director, Harambee Ministries

Angela Lee is a native East Coast kid but is happy to call California home now. Angela resides in Pasadena with her husband Paul, her 14-year-old bonus daughter Lizzie, 5-year-old Justise (pronounced “justice”), and 4-year-old Ayla (like Kayla). Angela graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in human services and a concentration in clinical services. She applied her passion for youth by working as a counselor with Communities in Schools, as education director for the Boys & Girls Club, and as program director for the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

Angela has served in ministry, bi-vocationally at first and eventually full-time, for the last 14 years. In 2015, she moved to California to serve as a Junior High Pastor at Saddleback Church, and in 2017, she moved on to a Pastoral Position at Fellowship Monrovia, where she served and preached for six years. In January 2022, Angela responded to the call to neighborhood ministry, which led her to serve as Executive Director at Harambee Ministries in Northwest Pasadena.

Angela’s family is bold and diverse, with her father, who is African American, and her mother, who is Puerto Rican. She is the oldest of four children and credits her parents for fostering her love for others and her commitment to service. Since being charged, by God, with raising Justise and Ayla, Angela has been inspired to continue her journey into racial justice and reconciliation and what it means to raise a Black/Puerto Rican/Korean girls in America amidst the current cultural climate. She is a wife, mom, sister, pastor, preacher, and friend, surviving on coffee and Peloton rides.

Angela is passionate about Jesus, people, mental health, justice, reconciliation, and yummy food.

Angela Lee, Executive Director, Harambee Ministries
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