Sam Park is ordained with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He works with the Metropolitan District of the C&MA coaching leaders and teaches as an adjunct professor at Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary. He is also a Doctoral candidate at ATS as well. He and his wife Michelle, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist are proud parents of two amazing daughters—Sophia (12) and Emma Jay (9). Sophia is passionate about art, loves to read, and sing. Emma Jay loves bugs and to build stuff! They also have a dog named Lady Paisley—a Shepherd/Border Collie-mix. When Sam isn’t investing in the emerging generation of leaders and believers, his other passion is being in the water fishing!
Dan Lee is a second generation Chinese-American, born and raised on Long Island. He has a love for teaching and has worked in education, teaching grades K-6 in Flushing. Both Dan and his wife Cathy love exploring the city together in search of delicious food. When he’s not eating, Dan can be found on the volleyball court. He bleeds NY Jets green and Yankees blue, but Dan’s ultimate dream is to one day see the New York Knicks win an NBA championship.
Dan loves spending time with youth and hanging out with his community at Lincoln Square Redeemer. He was also the chairperson of the Teen ECBC annual multi-church retreat. Dan received his seminary degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in New York City.
Victoria M. Chiu
Victoria is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (NY-USA) and Clinical Mentor & Early Childhood Specialist. After completing her masters in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, she has worked as a bilingual (Mandarin, Cantonese) play therapist treating young children and low-income families who had experienced grief & trauma, neglect, and attachment issues. From 2009-2017, her international experience dovetailed with her biculturalism as she developed mental health work in mainland China, supported social service agencies such as orphanages, and provided direct care for expats, Third Culture kids, and local Chinese clients. She has also conducted various trainings across China and in NYC on topics ranging from abuse awareness to repairing attachment to positive discipline. Her approach supports the role of faith in mental health.
Currently, she is working towards her doctorate in marriage and family therapy specializing in children and adolescents while conducting research concerning childhood mental health. She is currently seeing clients through Redeemer Counseling Services in Manhattan. She loves hiking, biking, puppies, and the cello. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, & Mandarin.
Joshua Jiang is an alumnus of New York Summer Conference and has been serving on staff since 2009. He was a member of the Variety Night Team throughout high school and later transitioned to general management. He is passionate about exploring creative ways to share Christ with all those around him and helping others experience the joy of the gospel. He graduated from Amherst College in 2017 and is currently in medical school at NYU, with an eye toward becoming a medical missionary.
John is a native New Yorker and has lived in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn his entire life. Through a divine encounter through two “strangers” that radically changed the direction of his life, God healed him from a long term struggle with lust that burdened him and caused hopelessness. He started an accountability group with other brothers who had similar struggles. After 38 years, God called John to leave his home church at NYCBC in 2017 to attend New Life Fellowship Church in Elmhurst, Queens. At New Life Fellowship Church, he is part of the inner healing and deliverance ministry and continues to foster accountability relationships with other brothers in the church. John has a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Nyack College and works at a law firm as a Desktop Support Specialist. He also has a cute 12-year old dog named Doug, who is a Boxer and Dachshund mix. In his spare time, John loves to work out, play basketball, play the violin and also take care of his planted aquarium.
Kelly & Shirley Ng
Kelly Ng grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He was formally trained as an Industrial Engineer, but he found himself more drawn to serving the urban Asian American churches. He was one of the founding members of Vision Church located near Central Park West, which is a church plant of Overseas Chinese Mission.
Shirley Ng grew up Chinatown, Manhattan and attended New York Chinese Baptist Church where she served on the worship team. She currently works as an administrative manager for an entertainment company.
Kelly and Shirley have been married 16 years and are currently attending New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst, Queens. Kelly is the Marriage Ministry Director at New Life Fellowship and they both serve on the Marriage Ministry team. They have led small groups, taught seminars and conferences on the topics of marriage and emotionally healthy spirituality, locally and as far as Asia.
Kelly enjoys the outdoors, playing tennis, good coffee and challenging conversations. Shirley loves to travel to experience and see the world, going on hikes and eating good food. They do not have any children, but are thinking about getting a dog in the near future.
Hi, I’m Twon. I was literally an orphan, but now I’m a child of God. I grew up at the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home as an at-risk child. By the influence of people who continually showed me the love of Jesus, I gave my life to follow Jesus at a youth camp in middle school. My life has never been the same ever since.
Today, I am a Community Life Associate with The Bowery Mission, rebuilding hope and transforming the lives of people experiencing homelessness, hunger, and poverty. I am also the Lead Servant for Banquet Ministries, a ministry that is passionate about bringing the love of Jesus to people who have never experienced the Presence of God.
On my free time, I really like to enjoy coffee, tacos, pho, books, and especially friends!
Michelle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Redeemer Counseling Services in Manhattan. She is also an adjunct professor for the Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Program at the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. Michelle enjoys mentoring the next generation of leaders, especially women, and helping them to grow and develop in faith, leadership, and life. As such, she is on the teaching staff for a premiere women’s leadership development program called, Empower. Michelle is passionate about equipping individuals, couples and families outside of the counseling office as well and often gives talks, workshops and seminars on relationships with her husband, Sam. In her down time, Michelle enjoys hiking, reading, photography, scoping out new brunch spots in Queens or Manhattan and trying out new recipes (which her family may or may not appreciate) and day dreams of one day having coffee with Brene Brown (if you are not familiar with her work – she highly recommends looking her up!). Michelle also enjoys the everyday moments that make life joyful and full, with her husband Sam, who is ordained with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (currently in the writing phase of his D.Min. dissertation – pray for him!!), two adventurous and creative daughters – Sophia (12) & Emma Jay (9) and their energetic, adopted border collie/pointer mix, Lady Paisely (2).