Nikki A. Toyama-Szeto
As Executive Director of Evangelicals for Social Action (ESA), Nikki Toyama- Szeto guides the execution of ESA’s mission and vision. Nikki came to ESA with a long history of working with leaders of faith communities to help ignite a passion for biblical justice among the global church. As an educator and advocate, she is passionate about gender issues, racial justice, refugees/ displaced peoples, and fighting poverty. She speaks and trains leaders globally. Past engagements include speaking for Tearfund (Nepal) and Centro Esdras (Guatemala), CCDA (USA), and Billy Graham Center (USA). She writes and speaks from her experiences as a leader in organizations like International Justice Mission, the Urbana Conference, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She served on the Third Lausanne Congress (2010), helping to develop the plenary programme. Nikki Toyama-Szeto was a co-editor of the book More Than Serving Tea (IVP, 2006), a collection of essays, stories, and poems looking at the intersection of race, gender, and faith for Asian American women. She also co-wrote Partnering with the Global Church (IVP, 2012) with Femi Adeleye and edited the Urbana Onward series. Additionally, she is a co-author of The God of Justice: IJM Institute’s Global Church Curriculum (IVP, 2015).