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A Generation for the Cultural Mission - A Unique Life Filled with Wisdom

Meet Our Team

Our Founder & CEO

Dr. Agnes Ip, Ph.D., LMFT

Dr. Agnes Ip is the Founder and CEO of Presence, Presence Hong Kong Ltd., and Presence Canada™. She is a California licensed marriage and family therapist and has a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology. In her early years, she was a church minister in Hong Kong, now she is a lecturer at several seminary schools. Dr. Agnes has been passionate about nurturing the next generation to serve in their families, workplaces, and current cultural context. To help people deal with the challenges in a multicultural environment, Dr. Agnes developed the Presence Life Planning Curriculum (PLPC). With creative and systematic guidance, PLPC enables connections between individuals, families, and communities, thus helping people live out their faith with wisdom.

Dr. Agnes graduated from Alliance Bible Seminary and received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in multicultural community clinical psychology at Alliant International University (AIU).

 

Dr. Agnes has more than 20 years of experience in the mental health profession and served as a mental health therapist for government-subsidized outpatient clinics. She interned at local public schools, domestic violence shelters, and drug addiction rehabilitation centers in the U.S. She also performed psychological assessments for abused children at a government hospital. In recent years, Dr. Agnes has provided clinical guidance for marriage & family therapist trainees and interns from various universities. She is now completing her postdoc degree and conducts teletherapy part time. 

 

Dr. Agnes is a sought-after speaker and trainer for seminars and conferences on parenting, personal growth, professional psychology, and counseling. 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. Moreover, her writing, her professional assessment, and her counseling greatly benefit the community. Dr. Agnes founded Presence Possibilities to help parents understand their children’s learning styles and multiple intelligences, and to help young people to choose their college majors and explore career paths. 

 

After years of academic research and clinical experiments, Dr. Agnes developed an assertive communication training curriculum for parents and children and published three training books on the topic. This curriculum helps to enhance children’s social abilities and deepens family relationships. Dr. Agnes also founded Re:New a Presence movement to help nurture the next generation’s faith and to encourage them to serve with their creativity and talents in their families, workplaces, and multicultural communities. Specially for the northern American parents, youth, and youth workers, Dr. Agnes developed the  Healthy Dialogue-Intergenerational curriculum to provide two-way communication guidance and help connect youth, families, and churches.

 

Dr. Agnes and her husband Benny have been married for more than 30 years and have two adult children. She loves improvisational theater and always keeps her curiosity to explore new cultures. In her free time, she enjoys deep conversations with friends over an English afternoon tea. She also likes watching TV drama shows occasionally, and she finds herself most relaxed in mother nature. 

Jennifer Wong

Project & Presence Possibilities Service Coordinator (Volunteer)

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.

Jennifer Wong

Project & Presence Possibilities Service Coordinator (Volunteer)

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.

Wicy Myton

Project & Multimedia Coordinator

Wicy graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications where she concentrated on photocommunications. She started out as a volunteer helping out with RE:NEW and is currently the Project Coordinator at Presence. She enjoys music and serves at her church as a worship leader. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, coffee, journaling, music, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Wicy Myton

Project & Multimedia Coordinator

Wicy graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications where she concentrated on photocommunications. She started out as a volunteer helping out with RE:NEW and is currently the Project Coordinator at Presence. She enjoys music and serves at her church as a worship leader. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, coffee, journaling, music, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Pastor Joan Hsiung

Content Contributor and Advisor for Training Programs

Joan came to the United States from Taiwan in the 80s. She got her master’s degree in computer science and worked as a software engineer for many years. Responding to God’s calling in 2000, Joan and her husband Paul moved back to Taiwan to study at China Evangelical Seminary. In 2003, Joan obtained the master’s degree in Christian Studies, concentrating in Pastoral Counseling. After returning to the United States, she served as a pastor amongst Chinese congregations in the Boston and California areas. Joan joins Presence with a passion for family ministry and a heart toward tackling the aging problem within Chinese churches in North America. Joan happily lives with her husband, and they have two adult daughters. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dog Aca, traveling, enjoying gourmet food, and gathering with friends and family.

Pastor Joan Hsiung

Content Contributor and Advisor for Training Programs

Joan came to the United States from Taiwan in the 80s. She got her master’s degree in computer science and worked as a software engineer for many years. Responding to God’s calling in 2000, Joan and her husband Paul moved back to Taiwan to study at China Evangelical Seminary. In 2003, Joan obtained the master’s degree in Christian Studies, concentrating in Pastoral Counseling. After returning to the United States, she served as a pastor amongst Chinese congregations in the Boston and California areas. Joan joins Presence with a passion for family ministry and a heart toward tackling the aging problem within Chinese churches in North America. Joan happily lives with her husband, and they have two adult daughters. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dog Aca, traveling, enjoying gourmet food, and gathering with friends and family.

Jinqmeei Lin

Presence Life Planning Curriculum Internship Program Coordinator (Volunteer)

Jinq-Meei came from Taiwan with her husband to study in the US in 1984. After receiving her master in Computer Science, she worked as an Airforce logistics computer system analyst. She graduated from Logos Evangelical Seminary with a Master of Arts in Family Ministry in 2020 and joined Presence in 2021 as the volunteer PLPC Internship Coordinator. Jinq-Meei has an adult son and daughter. At leisure time, she loves outdoor hiking, gardening, watching movies, and spending time with family.    

Jinqmeei Lin

Presence Life Planning Curriculum Internship Program Coordinator (Volunteer)

Jinq-Meei came from Taiwan with her husband to study in the US in 1984. After receiving her master in Computer Science, she worked as an Airforce logistics computer system analyst. She graduated from Logos Evangelical Seminary with a Master of Arts in Family Ministry in 2020 and joined Presence in 2021 as the volunteer PLPC Internship Coordinator. Jinq-Meei has an adult son and daughter. At leisure time, she loves outdoor hiking, gardening, watching movies, and spending time with family.    

Gigi Leung

Healthy Dialogue Program Admin & Content Support (Volunteer)

Gigi was born and grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the U.S. after high school. She became Christian in 2003 and has devoted herself serving at EFC Arcadia since 2005. She was married to Tony, who was from Taiwan, and they have a 13-year old daughter.

Gigi obtained her Accounting and Business Administration degrees from USC. Ever since she graduated, she has been in her professional career in real estate & accounting for more than 20 years. In 2014, Gigi felt that she should deepen her biblical knowledge and gifting in ministries. She started to study at Logos Evangelical Seminary and she obtained her Master degree in Family Ministry in 2021.

Gigi Leung

Healthy Dialogue Program Admin & Content Support (Volunteer)

Gigi was born and grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the U.S. after high school. She became Christian in 2003 and has devoted herself serving at EFC Arcadia since 2005. She was married to Tony, who was from Taiwan, and they have a 13-year old daughter.

Gigi obtained her Accounting and Business Administration degrees from USC. Ever since she graduated, she has been in her professional career in real estate & accounting for more than 20 years. In 2014, Gigi felt that she should deepen her biblical knowledge and gifting in ministries. She started to study at Logos Evangelical Seminary and she obtained her Master degree in Family Ministry in 2021.

Amy Shi

Ministry Coordinator Intern / Content Contributor for Training Programs

Amy came from mainland China, she got baptized during her study at the University of Southern California. She also graduated from Logos Evangelical Seminary with a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and Family Ministry. Amy used to work as an after-school teacher and a screenwriter. Her interests are baking, cartoon drawing, and Duolingo. Amy hopes to serve God and people through her work at Presence.

Amy Shi

Ministry Coordinator Intern / Content Contributor for Training Programs

Amy came from mainland China, she got baptized during her study at the University of Southern California. She also graduated from Logos Evangelical Seminary with a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and Family Ministry. Amy used to work as an after-school teacher and a screenwriter. Her interests are baking, cartoon drawing, and Duolingo. Amy hopes to serve God and people through her work at Presence.

Christine Ng

Multimedia Project Coordinator

Christine graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with the Bachelor (Honor) of Education and the Master of School Guidance and Counseling. She taught in a Christian high school for about six years when she mainly served in student counseling, evangelical and spiritual formation ministries. After marrying her husband, the whole family moved to Texas. She responded to the Lord’s calling and received training at Southwestern Baptist Seminary. She studied Biblical Counseling, and is now studying the Master of Theological Studies. She has been serving as a Sunday School teacher and fellowship mentor, as well as in caring and discipleship ministries at church. Her passion is to build up Christians and families with counseling and the Bible. She resides with her husband and two lovely sons in Los Angeles, California.

Christine Ng

Multimedia Project Coordinator

Christine graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with the Bachelor (Honor) of Education and the Master of School Guidance and Counseling. She taught in a Christian high school for about six years when she mainly served in student counseling, evangelical and spiritual formation ministries. After marrying her husband, the whole family moved to Texas. She responded to the Lord’s calling and received training at Southwestern Baptist Seminary. She studied Biblical Counseling, and is now studying the Master of Theological Studies. She has been serving as a Sunday School teacher and fellowship mentor, as well as in caring and discipleship ministries at church. Her passion is to build up Christians and families with counseling and the Bible. She resides with her husband and two lovely sons in Los Angeles, California.

Carol Li

Multimedia Specialist

Carol provides services for Presence’s visual promotion materials, media-related projects. and coordinates vision and audio system for events. Outside of work, she enjoys going on mission trips, coordinating productions in theatrical, reading and watching movie.

Carol Li

Multimedia Specialist

Carol provides services for Presence’s visual promotion materials, media-related projects. and coordinates vision and audio system for events. Outside of work, she enjoys going on mission trips, coordinating productions in theatrical, reading and watching movie.

Monica Chan

Social Media Coordinator

Monica has been awarded the International professional makeup artist diploma in New York and HK.  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.

Monica Chan

Social Media Coordinator

Monica has been awarded the International professional makeup artist diploma in New York and HK.  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.

Jessie Lo

Administrative  & Social Media Assistant

Jessie graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a B.A. in Studio Art. She would like to work in animation and pre-production for the entertainment industry in the future. She is now working at Presence as Project Assistant for design work. In her free time, she enjoys gaming, watching anime, reading Webtoons, and playing with her friends’ dogs. 

Jessie Lo

Administrative  & Social Media Assistant

Jessie graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a B.A. in Studio Art. She would like to work in animation and pre-production for the entertainment industry in the future. She is now working at Presence as Project Assistant for design work. In her free time, she enjoys gaming, watching anime, reading Webtoons, and playing with her friends’ dogs. 

Winnie Tang

Marketing Specialist 

Winnie graduated in City University of Hong Kong with a B.A. in Communications where she concentrated more on Marketing. Winnie serves as the Marketing Specialist of Presence. She serves in children ministry in church and enjoys traveling, playing board games with friends and learning new things.

Winnie Tang

Marketing Specialist 

Winnie graduated in City University of Hong Kong with a B.A. in Communications where she concentrated more on Marketing. Winnie serves as the Marketing Specialist of Presence. She serves in children ministry in church and enjoys traveling, playing board games with friends and learning new things.

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.

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.

Lily Ma

Content Writer & Editor

Lily graduated from York University in Toronto Canada, majoring in Geography; and also earned her Master of Christian Studies in 1988 at China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong. She moved to the United States in 1990, had served in church, seminary and Christian organizations. She had been youth counselors for years, and has a special passion in personal growth. She joined Presence as a part time coworker in 2010 and is now serving as a content writer and editor. She has two grown-up children. She enjoys writing, singing and traveling.

Lily Ma

Content Writer & Editor

Lily graduated from York University in Toronto Canada, majoring in Geography; and also earned her Master of Christian Studies in 1988 at China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong. She moved to the United States in 1990, had served in church, seminary and Christian organizations. She had been youth counselors for years, and has a special passion in personal growth. She joined Presence as a part time coworker in 2010 and is now serving as a content writer and editor. She has two grown-up children. She enjoys writing, singing and traveling.

Elizabeth Hughes

Content Writer & Editor

Elizabeth graduated from Biola University with a BA in Journalism and an MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership. After graduating, she and her husband Geoff moved to Sapporo, Japan for 3.5 years to share the gospel through English teaching. In 2019, she moved back to the US and started working with RE:NEW as a Content Writer and Editor. She loves to travel and explore new places with her husband and two daughters and as a hobby, she blogs about their adventures together. 

Elizabeth Hughes

Content Writer & Editor

Elizabeth graduated from Biola University with a BA in Journalism and an MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership. After graduating, she and her husband Geoff moved to Sapporo, Japan for 3.5 years to share the gospel through English teaching. In 2019, she moved back to the US and started working with RE:NEW as a Content Writer and Editor. She loves to travel and explore new places with her husband and two daughters and as a hobby, she blogs about their adventures together. 

Monica Chan

Blog Specialist

Monica was born and raised in Hong Kong. She immigrated to the California Bay Area during the 90’s with her parents and siblings. She then accepted Christ and got baptized. In 1995, she graduated with a BA in Business Administration at University of California, Berkeley. Later in 2010, she received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Western Seminary. She then moved back to Hong Kong with her family. After 11 years in Hong Kong, upon God’s calling, they decided to return back to the US and settled in the Dallas Fort-Worth area. She has been involved in worship team, bible study, literature, and counselling ministries at both churches and Christian organizations. She started volunteering at Presence Hong Kong and is now the Blog Specialist of Presence. She and her husband have one son and two daughters. At leisure times, she loves writing, singing, watching movies and travelling.

Monica Chan

Blog Specialist

Monica was born and raised in Hong Kong. She immigrated to the California Bay Area during the 90’s with her parents and siblings. She then accepted Christ and got baptized. In 1995, she graduated with a BA in Business Administration at University of California, Berkeley. Later in 2010, she received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Western Seminary. She then moved back to Hong Kong with her family. After 11 years in Hong Kong, upon God’s calling, they decided to return back to the US and settled in the Dallas Fort-Worth area. She has been involved in worship team, bible study, literature, and counselling ministries at both churches and Christian organizations. She started volunteering at Presence Hong Kong and is now the Blog Specialist of Presence. She and her husband have one son and two daughters. At leisure times, she loves writing, singing, watching movies and travelling.

Vanessa Lai

Administrative & HR Manager

Vanessa joined Presence since 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 had attained the Canadian CMA and CGA designations. She worked in Hong Kong for 16 years as an auditor, operations analyst and management accountant before relocating to California. She enjoys exploring new places and sharing life stories.

Vanessa Lai

Administrative & HR Manager

Vanessa joined Presence since 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 had attained the Canadian CMA and CGA designations. She worked in Hong Kong for 16 years as an auditor, operations analyst and management accountant before relocating to California. She enjoys exploring new places and sharing life stories.

Joanne Tang

Administrative Coordinator

Joanne started out as a volunteer in Presence for a few years and later joined Presence in 2018 as a part-time administrator. One of her roles is database and system management.  She moved to the United States from Hong Kong with her family in 1989. She then worked in a bank and completed her bachelor’s degree in Cal Poly Pomona.  After graduation, she worked in a church as an administrator for 20 years.  Since accepting Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 14, she has been attending church and serving in it. Currently she is involved as a deacon and also serves in the praise team in her church. Joanne and her husband have two sons and a puppy.

Joanne Tang

Administrative Coordinator

Joanne started out as a volunteer in Presence for a few years and later joined Presence in 2018 as a part-time administrator. One of her roles is database and system management.  She moved to the United States from Hong Kong with her family in 1989. She then worked in a bank and completed her bachelor’s degree in Cal Poly Pomona.  After graduation, she worked in a church as an administrator for 20 years.  Since accepting Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 14, she has been attending church and serving in it. Currently she is involved as a deacon and also serves in the praise team in her church. Joanne and her husband have two sons and a puppy.

Mary Hu

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.

Mary Hu

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.

From left to right: Samuel Leung (Treasurer), Elsa Tsang (Secretary), Dr. Agnes Ip (President), Lindy Ma (Director), and Rev. Dr. Timothy Tin (Director)

Jennifer Wong

Project & Presence Possibilities Service Coordinator (Volunteer)

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.

Jennifer Wong

Project & Presence Possibilities Service Coordinator (Volunteer)

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.

Wicy Myton

Project & Multimedia Coordinator

Wicy graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications where she concentrated on photocommunications. She started out as a volunteer helping out with RE:NEW and is currently the Project Coordinator at Presence. She enjoys music and serves at her church as a worship leader. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, coffee, journaling, music, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Wicy Myton

Project & Multimedia Coordinator

Wicy graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications where she concentrated on photocommunications. She started out as a volunteer helping out with RE:NEW and is currently the Project Coordinator at Presence. She enjoys music and serves at her church as a worship leader. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, coffee, journaling, music, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Pastor Joan Hsiung

Content Contributor and Advisor for Training Programs

Joan came to the United States from Taiwan in the 80s. She got her master’s degree in computer science and worked as a software engineer for many years. Responding to God’s calling in 2000, Joan and her husband Paul moved back to Taiwan to study at China Evangelical Seminary. In 2003, Joan obtained the master’s degree in Christian Studies, concentrating in Pastoral Counseling. After returning to the United States, she served as a pastor amongst Chinese congregations in the Boston and California areas. Joan joins Presence with a passion for family ministry and a heart toward tackling the aging problem within Chinese churches in North America. Joan happily lives with her husband, and they have two adult daughters. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dog Aca, traveling, enjoying gourmet food, and gathering with friends and family.

Pastor Joan Hsiung

Content Contributor and Advisor for Training Programs

Joan came to the United States from Taiwan in the 80s. She got her master’s degree in computer science and worked as a software engineer for many years. Responding to God’s calling in 2000, Joan and her husband Paul moved back to Taiwan to study at China Evangelical Seminary. In 2003, Joan obtained the master’s degree in Christian Studies, concentrating in Pastoral Counseling. After returning to the United States, she served as a pastor amongst Chinese congregations in the Boston and California areas. Joan joins Presence with a passion for family ministry and a heart toward tackling the aging problem within Chinese churches in North America. Joan happily lives with her husband, and they have two adult daughters. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dog Aca, traveling, enjoying gourmet food, and gathering with friends and family.

Jinqmeei Lin

Presence Life Planning Curriculum Internship Program Coordinator (Volunteer)

Jinq-Meei came from Taiwan with her husband to study in the US in 1984. After receiving her master in Computer Science, she worked as an Airforce logistics computer system analyst. She graduated from Logos Evangelical Seminary with a Master of Arts in Family Ministry in 2020 and joined Presence in 2021 as the volunteer PLPC Internship Coordinator. Jinq-Meei has an adult son and daughter. She is now doing missionary work with her husband in Germany.  At leisure time, she loves outdoor hiking, gardening, watching movies, and spending time with family.    

Jinqmeei Lin

Presence Life Planning Curriculum Internship Program Coordinator (Volunteer)

Jinq-Meei came from Taiwan with her husband to study in the US in 1984. After receiving her master in Computer Science, she worked as an Airforce logistics computer system analyst. She graduated from Logos Evangelical Seminary with a Master of Arts in Family Ministry in 2020 and joined Presence in 2021 as the volunteer PLPC Internship Coordinator. Jinq-Meei has an adult son and daughter. She is now doing missionary work with her husband in Germany.  At leisure time, she loves outdoor hiking, gardening, watching movies, and spending time with family.    

Gigi Leung

Healthy Dialogue Program Admin & Content Support (Volunteer)

Gigi was born and grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the U.S. after high school. She became Christian in 2003 and has devoted herself serving at EFC Arcadia since 2005. She was married to Tony, who was from Taiwan, and they have a 13-year old daughter.

Gigi obtained her Accounting and Business Administration degrees from USC. Ever since she graduated, she has been in her professional career in real estate & accounting for more than 20 years. In 2014, Gigi felt that she should deepen her biblical knowledge and gifting in ministries. She started to study at Logos Evangelical Seminary and she obtained her Master degree in Family Ministry in 2021.

Gigi Leung

Healthy Dialogue Program Admin & Content Support (Volunteer)

Gigi was born and grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the U.S. after high school. She became Christian in 2003 and has devoted herself serving at EFC Arcadia since 2005. She was married to Tony, who was from Taiwan, and they have a 13-year old daughter.

Gigi obtained her Accounting and Business Administration degrees from USC. Ever since she graduated, she has been in her professional career in real estate & accounting for more than 20 years. In 2014, Gigi felt that she should deepen her biblical knowledge and gifting in ministries. She started to study at Logos Evangelical Seminary and she obtained her Master degree in Family Ministry in 2021.

Christine Ng

Multimedia Project Coordinator

Christine graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with the Bachelor (Honor) of Education and the Master of School Guidance and Counseling. She taught in a Christian high school for about six years when she mainly served in student counseling, evangelical and spiritual formation ministries. After marrying her husband, the whole family moved to Texas. She responded to the Lord’s calling and received training at Southwestern Baptist Seminary. She studied Biblical Counseling, and is now studying the Master of Theological Studies. She has been serving as a Sunday School teacher and fellowship mentor, as well as in caring and discipleship ministries at church. Her passion is to build up Christians and families with counseling and the Bible. She resides with her husband and two lovely sons in Los Angeles, California.

Christine Ng

Multimedia Project Coordinator

Christine graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with the Bachelor (Honor) of Education and the Master of School Guidance and Counseling. She taught in a Christian high school for about six years when she mainly served in student counseling, evangelical and spiritual formation ministries. After marrying her husband, the whole family moved to Texas. She responded to the Lord’s calling and received training at Southwestern Baptist Seminary. She studied Biblical Counseling, and is now studying the Master of Theological Studies. She has been serving as a Sunday School teacher and fellowship mentor, as well as in caring and discipleship ministries at church. Her passion is to build up Christians and families with counseling and the Bible. She resides with her husband and two lovely sons in Los Angeles, California.

Amy Shi

Multimedia Coordinator Intern/ Content Contributor for Training Programs

Amy came from mainland China, she got baptized during her study at the University of Southern California. She also graduated from Logos Evangelical Seminary with a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and Family Ministry. Amy used to work as an after-school teacher and a screenwriter. Her interests are baking, cartoon drawing, and Duolingo. Amy hopes to serve God and people through her work at Presence.

Amy Shi

Multimedia Coordinator Intern/ Content Contributor for Training Programs

Amy came from mainland China, she got baptized during her study at the University of Southern California. She also graduated from Logos Evangelical Seminary with a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and Family Ministry. Amy used to work as an after-school teacher and a screenwriter. Her interests are baking, cartoon drawing, and Duolingo. Amy hopes to serve God and people through her work at Presence.

Carol Li

Multimedia Specialist

Carol provides services for Presence’s visual promotion materials, media-related projects. and coordinates vision and audio system for events. Outside of work, she enjoys going on mission trips, coordinating productions in theatrical, reading and watching movie.

Carol Li

Multimedia Specialist

Carol provides services for Presence’s visual promotion materials, media-related projects. and coordinates vision and audio system for events. Outside of work, she enjoys going on mission trips, coordinating productions in theatrical, reading and watching movie.

Monica Chan

Social Media Coordinator

Monica has been awarded the International professional makeup artist diploma in New York and HK.  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.

Monica Chan

Social Media Coordinator

Monica has been awarded the International professional makeup artist diploma in New York and HK.  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.

Jessie Lo

Administrative  & Social Media Assistant

Jessie graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a B.A. in Studio Art. She would like to work in animation and pre-production for the entertainment industry in the future. She is now working at Presence as Project Assistant for design work. In her free time, she enjoys gaming, watching anime, reading Webtoons, and playing with her friends’ dogs. 

Jessie Lo

Administrative  & Social Media Assistant

Jessie graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a B.A. in Studio Art. She would like to work in animation and pre-production for the entertainment industry in the future. She is now working at Presence as Project Assistant for design work. In her free time, she enjoys gaming, watching anime, reading Webtoons, and playing with her friends’ dogs. 

Winnie Tang

Marketing Specialist 

Winnie graduated in City University of Hong Kong with a B.A. in Communications where she concentrated more on Marketing. Winnie serves as the Marketing Specialist of Presence. She serves in children ministry in church and enjoys traveling, playing board games with friends and learning new things.

Winnie Tang

Marketing Specialist 

Winnie graduated in City University of Hong Kong with a B.A. in Communications where she concentrated more on Marketing. Winnie serves as the Marketing Specialist of Presence. She serves in children ministry in church and enjoys traveling, playing board games with friends and learning new things.

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.

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.

Lily Ma

Content Writer & Editor

Lily graduated from York University in Toronto Canada, majoring in Geography; and also earned her Master of Christian Studies in 1988 at China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong. She moved to the United States in 1990, had served in church, seminary and Christian organizations. She had been youth counselors for years, and has a special passion in personal growth. She joined Presence as a part time coworker in 2010 and is now serving as a content writer and editor. She has two grown-up children. She enjoys writing, singing and traveling.

Lily Ma

Content Writer & Editor

Lily graduated from York University in Toronto Canada, majoring in Geography; and also earned her Master of Christian Studies in 1988 at China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong. She moved to the United States in 1990, had served in church, seminary and Christian organizations. She had been youth counselors for years, and has a special passion in personal growth. She joined Presence as a part time coworker in 2010 and is now serving as a content writer and editor. She has two grown-up children. She enjoys writing, singing and traveling.

Elizabeth Hughes

Content Writer & Editor

Elizabeth graduated from Biola University with a BA in Journalism and an MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership. After graduating, she and her husband Geoff moved to Sapporo, Japan for 3.5 years to share the gospel through English teaching. In 2019, she moved back to the US and started working with RE:NEW as a Content Writer and Editor. She loves to travel and explore new places with her husband and two daughters and as a hobby, she blogs about their adventures together. 

Elizabeth Hughes

Content Writer & Editor

Elizabeth graduated from Biola University with a BA in Journalism and an MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership. After graduating, she and her husband Geoff moved to Sapporo, Japan for 3.5 years to share the gospel through English teaching. In 2019, she moved back to the US and started working with RE:NEW as a Content Writer and Editor. She loves to travel and explore new places with her husband and two daughters and as a hobby, she blogs about their adventures together. 

Monica Chan

Blog Specialist

Monica was born and raised in Hong Kong. She immigrated to the California Bay Area during the 90’s with her parents and siblings. She then accepted Christ and got baptized. In 1995, she graduated with a BA in Business Administration at University of California, Berkeley. Later in 2010, she received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Western Seminary. She then moved back to Hong Kong with her family. After 11 years in Hong Kong, upon God’s calling, they decided to return back to the US and settled in the Dallas Fort-Worth area. She has been involved in worship team, bible study, literature, and counselling ministries at both churches and Christian organizations. She started volunteering at Presence Hong Kong and is now the Blog Specialist of Presence. She and her husband have one son and two daughters. At leisure times, she loves writing, singing, watching movies and travelling.

Monica Chan

Blog Specialist

Monica was born and raised in Hong Kong. She immigrated to the California Bay Area during the 90’s with her parents and siblings. She then accepted Christ and got baptized. In 1995, she graduated with a BA in Business Administration at University of California, Berkeley. Later in 2010, she received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Western Seminary. She then moved back to Hong Kong with her family. After 11 years in Hong Kong, upon God’s calling, they decided to return back to the US and settled in the Dallas Fort-Worth area. She has been involved in worship team, bible study, literature, and counselling ministries at both churches and Christian organizations. She started volunteering at Presence Hong Kong and is now the Blog Specialist of Presence. She and her husband have one son and two daughters. At leisure times, she loves writing, singing, watching movies and travelling.

Vanessa Lai

Administrative & HR Manager

Vanessa joined Presence since 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 had attained the Canadian CMA and CGA designations. She worked in Hong Kong for 16 years as an auditor, operations analyst and management accountant before relocating to California. She enjoys exploring new places and sharing life stories.

Vanessa Lai

Administrative & HR Manager

Vanessa joined Presence since 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 had attained the Canadian CMA and CGA designations. She worked in Hong Kong for 16 years as an auditor, operations analyst and management accountant before relocating to California. She enjoys exploring new places and sharing life stories.

Joanne Tang

Administrative Coordinator

Joanne started out as a volunteer in Presence for a few years and later joined Presence in 2018 as a part-time administrator. One of her roles is database and system management.  She moved to the United States from Hong Kong with her family in 1989. She then worked in a bank and completed her bachelor’s degree in Cal Poly Pomona.  After graduation, she worked in a church as an administrator for 20 years.  Since accepting Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 14, she has been attending church and serving in it. Currently she is involved as a deacon and also serves in the praise team in her church. Joanne and her husband have two sons and a puppy.

Joanne Tang

Administrative Coordinator

Joanne started out as a volunteer in Presence for a few years and later joined Presence in 2018 as a part-time administrator. One of her roles is database and system management.  She moved to the United States from Hong Kong with her family in 1989. She then worked in a bank and completed her bachelor’s degree in Cal Poly Pomona.  After graduation, she worked in a church as an administrator for 20 years.  Since accepting Jesus Christ as her Savior at the age of 14, she has been attending church and serving in it. Currently she is involved as a deacon and also serves in the praise team in her church. Joanne and her husband have two sons and a puppy.

Mary Hu

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.

Mary Hu

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.

From left to right: Samuel Leung (Treasurer), Elsa Tsang (Secretary), Dr. Agnes Ip (President), Lindy Ma (Director), and Rev. Dr. Timothy Tin (Director)

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