My story: Born in Honolulu, a *hapa* child of an interracial marriage (Chinese+Anglo American), I grew up as a TCK (third culture kid) in 5 countries on 3 continents as a child of medical missionaries. I’m a graduate of Wheaton College, the University of Hawai’i (Master of Social Work), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity, emphasis in Asian American Contexts).
Currently, I’m on staff with InterVarsity Graduate & Faculty Ministries (GFM) at the University of Southern California’s Health Sciences Campus. Prior to that, I was an associate pastor in Hawai’i for 2 years and practiced social work for 8 years addressing poverty and homelessness.
I’ve written for Inheritance magazine, Level Ground, and Fuller. I also contributed an essay for the book, Father Factor, volume 5 in the interfaith “I Speak for Myself” series (White Cloud Press, 2014).
I am the husband of Rebecca and father of 3 boys. Following a 6-month battle with liver cancer, our second son Vincent died in November 2010 at the age of 18 months. In addition to chronicling my journey through the grieving process, this blog explores the convergence of faith, culture and the local church from my vantage point within the shifting landscape of 21st century evangelicalism.
Disclaimer: The views and ideas expressed here are solely my own and do not necessarily represent those of my affiliations, loved ones or (heaven forbid) the multifaceted totality of the Christian faith.
[photo credit: Elisabeth Licitra]