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G.A. Vice Moderator

G.A. Vice Moderator

Meet the Vice Moderator

The Reverend Larissa Kwong Abazia is a native of New Jersey and graduate of Rutgers University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Upon graduating from seminary, she was honored with the Asian American Ministry Award and the David P. Watermulder Award for Church Leadership. Rev. Kwong Abazia worked as a pastoral care resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia before serving congregations in Chicago and Manasquan, New Jersey. She currently serves as the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills, a multiethnic, multicultural congregation in Queens, New York. Read more.

News & Statements

  • On the Mend

    August 24, 2015

    It’s been about a week and a half since surgery and every single day feels better. It’s a daily lesson to take things slowly, refraining from pushing myself so that I don’t set myself back.

    The gift of all of this time has been the surrounding community offering prayers and words of encouragement. Opening my inbox or logging into Facebook offered a distraction from the surgery. I could feel the love and support despite the distance between all of us. Our families came to fill our fridge and freezer with food, clean, and enjoy time with our son. We’re still working on digging ourselves out from under all of the comfort food! 

  • Today is the Day

    • August 6, 2015
    • Larissa Kwong Abazia
  • The Kindness of Strangers

    • July 9, 2015
    • Larissa Kwong Abazia
  • Letter to Jonathan

    • May 27, 2015
    • Larissa Kwong Abazia
  • No Easy Way

    • April 28, 2015
    • Larissa Kwong Abazia

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