In the midst of tremendous change throughout the church, a vibrant future is unfolding. God is calling us into new postures and practices, and they are already impacting the church and individual lives.  

Dedicated to amplifying the voices, learnings, and experience of PCUSA’s thriving, up and coming immigrant church, the Accents will be leading us in a tested series of generative conversations about being the PCUSA church in this moment and about being faithful, effective, and rooted right now.  

Come and be among the denomination’s finest emerging leaders as we discern ways forward together and feed our souls.

When: August 22-24, 2024

Times: begins at 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 22nd and ends at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 24th.


Presbyterian Church of Wyoming (Ohio)

225 Wyoming Ave

Wyoming, OH 45215


Wingate by Wyndham Cincinnati-Blue Ash

4320 Glendale Milford Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242

(513) 733-1142

*Reserve your room below

Cost: Free, but registration is required (register below)

This event sponsored by 1001 New Worshiping Communities

This event is being hosted by the Presbytery of Cincinnati


  • Celebration of new immigrant church creativity, resilience, and commitment.
  • Best practices for bringing immigrant new worshiping communities and the established church into mutually beneficial relationships with one another.
  • Renewed, shared sense of hope and direction for a vibrant church future.

Preachers Bios Coming Soon...

Meet the Accents...

Rev. Sam Sungwoo Kim

The Reverend Sam Kim, a Master of Divinity and Art in Practical Theology (Pastoral Care) graduate from Columbia Theological Seminary, also holds engineering and theology degrees from South Korea. Formerly a co-pastor at Atlanta Taiwanese Presbyterian Church, he founded the campus ministry Oikos in 2015, now serving international college students while coordinating Translational Ministry at Columbia Theological Seminary. Trained in theology, ministry leadership, community organizing, coaching, and intercultural development, Sam is also a certified Intercultural Development Inventory administrator, focusing on Intercultural Ministry Development. Residing in Suwanee, GA, with his wife Sun Kweon, three daughters, a 4-month-old son, and their English Golden Retriever, Gurum, Sam enjoys camping, photography, treasure hunting at Goodwill, and creative pursuits in his leisure time.

Rev. Lindsay Armstrong

A graduate of Princeton and Columbia Theological Seminaries and a highly decorated senior leader of both churches and nonprofits, the Reverend Dr. Lindsay Armstrong delights in the church, in unleashing potential, and in amplifying the voices of underheard leaders and communities. To date, Lindsay has pastored 4 churches and helped catalyze over 70 new worshiping communities. In her capacity as the chief executive officer of the New Church Development Commission (NCDC), the start-up studio of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, she currently works with 42 leaders and 35 new worshiping communities. When away from church, Lindsay relishes the chance to hike, bike, kayak, explore, make wine, or cheer on the Atlanta United MLS soccer team. Dr. Armstrong lives in Decatur, GA with her husband The Reverend Dr. Mark Douglas, Professor of Christian Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary, their daughter Logan, dog Sammy, and a turtle named Ralph.

Rev. Rafael Viana

The Reverend Rafael Viana is a pastor, coach, and church planter with 20 years of experience in the pastorate. He is married to Ivette Llano, who is a Bolivian, ordained PCUSA pastor. They have two children, Gabriel and Raquel. He has planted churches in both Brazil and the US and serves as the Pastor Organizer of On The Way Church, catering to mainly Venezuelan Spanish-speaking refugees, and Casa Brasil Church, serving the Brazilian community in their services conducted in Portuguese. In addition, he is a coach in the Coaches program and leads a Spanish-speaking cohort for 1001 New Worshiping Communities.

Rev. Gad Mpoyo

The Reverend Gad Mpoyo was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is the Organizing Pastor of Shalom International Ministry, a cross-cultural New Worshiping Community led by immigrants and refugees located in Clarkston, Georgia, perhaps the most ethnically diverse city in the United States. He is also the Eastern Associate for 1001 New Worshiping Communities in the Presbyterian Church, USA. His interest is on migration and missional leadership and how they are affecting the church.


Please register for this event using the button below. This will direct you to a Jotform where you will be asked a few questions. We hope to see you there!

Deadline to register is August 12, 2024.

Travel Scholarship...

Thanks to our colleagues and friends in the Office of Financial Aid for Service, there are small travel grants available for New Worshiping Community leaders who wish to attend one of our 2024 in-person events. To apply for this one-time award of $500, please click on the button below.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Here

Wingate by Wyndham Cincinnati-Blue Ash

4320 Glendale Milford Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242

(513) 733-1142