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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

  • Chat about PC(USA) identity with the Vice Moderator

    October 19, 2015

    Vice Moderator, Larissa Kwong Abazia

    Join Larissa Kwong Abazia, Vice Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in Twitter chats about the identity and purpose of the PC(USA). She’ll be @LarissaLKA using the hashtag #pcusaidentity on:

    Monday, October 26, 67 p.m. (EDT)
    Thursday, November 12, 9
    10 p.m. (EST)

    Both chats are part of a churchwide conversation the denomination is invited to engage in between now and the 222nd General Assembly (2016), June 18–25, in Portland, Oregon. The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly is asking the whole church to ...

  • On the Mend

    • August 24, 2015
  • 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

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