Our Staff

Dr. Agnes Ip, Ph.D., LMFT

Founder & CEO

Dr. Agnes Ip is the Founder and CEO of Presence, a California licensed marriage and family therapist, trainer and coach. She graduated from Alliance Bible Seminary and received her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in multicultural community clinical psychology at Alliant International University (AIU). In her earlier years, she was a church minister in Hong Kong and later served as a mental health therapist for government subsidized outpatient clinics. In recent years, Agnes has provided clinical guidance for marriage & family therapist trainees and interns from various universities. She and her husband Benny have been married for over 25 years and have two adult children.

She has more than 20 years of experience in the mental health profession and interned at local public schools, domestic violence shelters, and drug addiction rehabilitation centers in the U.S. She has also performed psychological assessments for abused children at a government hospital. Additionally, she trains and coaches couples and families, professionals, small businesses, and organizations. She has trained professionals on how to resolve interpersonal conflict and how to work with difficult people, and has coached business owners and high-level executives in human resource management. She has coached professionals in the marketplace as well as church and pastoral staff workers.

Dr. Agnes is a sought-after speaker and trainer for seminars and conferences on parenting, personal growth, professional psychology and counseling and has been often interviewed by the media. She has been referred to as the “Blessings Therapist” by Good TV in Taiwan.

Over the past ten years, Dr. Agnes has been passionate about nurturing the next generation to serve in their families, workplaces, and current cultural context. She has developed an assertive communication training curriculum for parents and children and published three training books on the topic. She has also produced a booklet for families entitled, “Essential Concepts of Wise Parenting,” and acts as the Editorial Director for the Presence Family Magazine, for which she frequently writes articles on mental health, family values, youth and culture. If you are interested in inviting Dr. Agnes to be a speaker, or if you are interested in obtaining a CD, DVD or online versions of her speaking materials, please email info@presencequotient.org.

Ministry

Lily Ma

Ministry Coordinator

Lily has a BA degree from York University in Canada and graduated from China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong for her Master of Biblical Studies. She has been working as a high school teacher, Cantonese youth minister, and also in administrative capacities for both Christian and commercial organizations. She serves in music ministry and Sunday School at church, and enjoys singing, playing badminton and traveling.

Jennifer Wong

Family ministry consultant

Jennifer was graduated at Biola University with a Psychology degree. She had been in the jewelry business for over 20 yrs.  She accepted Christ as her Savior at 12 , and rededicated in the WCCCC , 1979.  She loves music, so she serves actively in her church as a choir member, a director and a pianist. She also teaches children & adult Sunday school. She is a good listener, so people will come to her to share and to be counseled. In her leisure time she enjoys shopping, reading, listening to hymns, singing, fellowship with friends & family.

Nathanie Tan

Northern California Event Coordinator

Nathanie is an Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering) graduate from UCLA and has recently got her Architecture and Systems Engineering Professional Certificate at MIT. She has been a Metrology Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Legacy System Engineer and Project Manager supporting Spares Supply Chain Management activities. She is currently pursuing a certificate at Western Seminary in Women Leadership and Biblical Studies and is working as a Northern California Event Coordinator for Presence Quotient ® .

She loves meeting new people, going to new places, learning new things and doing new stuff. The most recent thing she tried was getting a motorcycle license, the next on her list includes ice climbing and wakeboarding. Trying new stuff would just bring her lots of joy.

She’s gratefully married with Wilson who is also an Engineer. By God’s grace, they have walked together in Christ for over a decade.

Maggie Hui

Publication Coordinator

Maggie has a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). She is a registered dietitian and worked as a supervisor for years at a government agency. Maggie has been a partner of Presence since the beginning. She was a trainer for the Youth Leadership Program and a Presence board member. After being married and becoming a mother, Maggie began participating in Presence’s workshops. Maggie currently serves as the Publication Coordinator of Presence. She serves in children ministry at church and enjoys watching movies and traveling.

Joanne Wong

Multimedia Coordinator
Before becoming a full-time staff of Presence in 2012, Joanne’s diverse career background brings a lot of support to Presence. She’s helped with administrative and promotions of trainings and events in the past, now she has transitioned into multimedia coordinator where she handles media-related projects due to the increase in demand. Outside of work, she enjoys creating evangelical productions in musical and theatrical, reading, writing, going
on mission trips, and teaching children Sunday school.

Carol Li

Multimedia Coordinator

Carol worked in administration for various companies before coming to Presence as a full-time staff in 2012. Having studied graphic design, she now also helps to produce many of Presence’s visual materials and video clips, and coordinate vision and audio system for events. In her spare time, she enjoys going on mission trips, helping evangelical productions in theatrical, reading, watching movie and  dancing.

Wicy Zhang

Social Media Coordinator and Ministry Assistant

Wicy graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications where she concentrated more on photocommunications. She started out as a volunteer helping out with RE:NEW and is currently working on social media and assisting with photography, film, and ministry work here at Presence. She enjoys music and serves at her church as a worship leader. On her free time, she enjoys drawing, journaling, hanging out with her brother & friends, exploring, and loves to sleep.

Monica Chan

Social Media Coordinator and Ministry Assistant

Monica has been awarded the International professional makeup artist diploma in New York and HK.  She worked in logistic, skincare and makeup jobs for many years. While in Hong Kong, she has been involved in Girl Scouts, was a team leader on the Red Cross Youth team, and served in children’s Sunday school for kids many years.  She enjoys painting, travelling, aerobic exercise and homemade HK-style desserts. Monica now works part-time as Presence’s social media and ministry assistant where she hopes to dedicate all of her work to God.

Dr. Ning & Mrs. Rosa Sizto

Northern California Outreach support

Ning has a PhD in Physiology, and a M.S. in Computer Science.  He has worked as a software engineer in the biotechnology field for more than 25 years.  He is currently pursuing a certificate in Transformational Coaching at Western Seminary.  Rosa has an M.S. in Pediatric Nursing.  She home schooled their three children and has been involved in hotline and lay counseling ministries.  Ning & Rosa are passionate about strengthening marriages and families, and they have been involved in marriage and family ministries for around 20 years. They are a leader-couple for CFFC Marriage Enrichment Retreats and have helped organize their yearly Family Vacation Camp. They enjoy leading small groups, gardening, nature, and hiking.

Administration

Vanessa Lai

Administrative Manager
 Vanessa joined Presence in 2012 and serves as a part-time staff.  She oversees organizational administration, HR, accounting, and assists in assessment research. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Toronto and obtained two Canadian professional accounting designations. She worked in Hong Kong for 16 years as an auditor, operations analyst and management accountant before relocating to California where she became a pastor’s wife. She enjoys exploring new places and sharing life stories.

Penny Zuniga

Bookkeeper

Mary Hu

Office Administrative Assistant

Mary moved to the US in 1982. She had then worked in a bank and had helped her husband in his online business. Prior to joining Presence as a part-time staff in early 2017, Mary was a Presence volunteer and was also involved with various nonprofit organizations. Outside of work, Mary attends BSF weekly and is a dedicated member of her church. Mary enjoys hiking, cooking, watching Chinese television drama and singing. It is Mary’s prayer that God will use her in her family, work, and personal relationships to glorify Him.

Joyce Cheng

Database Specialist

Joyce worked in the garment industry for 10 years and now works part-time to help organize Presence’s database. Currently, she is a homemaker who enjoys taking care of her children and family daily. She also enjoys volunteering in school and church, reading, sketching and outdoor activities.