our history

What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.
— Mark 4:30-32

In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, strong emotions and high levels of distress echoed throughout the Korean community. Virginia Tech’s Provost requested that Dr. Josephine Myong Hwa Kim provide counseling services for Korean students on campus and in the surrounding community. In response, Dr. Kim founded Mustard Seed Generation, Inc. (MSG), a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to education around mental health issues of Korean Americans. From 2007 to 2014, MSG held conferences around the United States and the world, bridging families and bringing much-needed messages of healing to the Korean American community. 

On May 2017, several Korean students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and beyond participated in organizing the Let's Talk! Conference to raise awareness of the mental health needs of Asian Americans. Through the conference, they were able to witness the desire of Korean parents, youth, young adults, and church leaders in wanting to learn more about holistic well-being -- and more specifically, what that looks like for Koreans living in America. In response, the HGSE alums have revived Mustard Seed Generation in collaboration with Dr. Kim to provide such resources to the Korean and Korean American community. 

Mustard Seed Generation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the Boston area. 


our mission and vision


Our Mission

The Mustard Seed Generation exists to foster the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth of the Korean American population by cultivating healing and reconciliation of individuals, families, and communities in Christ and equipping the Church to be at the forefront of this development.


Our Vision

The Mustard Seed Generation provides culture-specific, gospel-centered conferences, partnerships workshops, group counseling, and training to the Korean American population with the Church and the local communities so that the Korean American population may thrive to its fullest.