Telephone: (857) 212-6691
Address: 91 Nightingale Street, Apt. 1, Dorchester, MA 02124
Special areas of interest: Theology and biblical studies, Christian ethics, interfaith dialogue and cultural contextualization, spiritual formation, urban ministry.
I am an advisor to the Harvard-Radcliffe Christian Fellowship (HRCF), and a staff member with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. At HRCF, we welcome those who are curious about Jesus and the Christian faith, those who are still discovering themselves as followers of Jesus, and those who are just plain uncertain.
Although I'm a Christian campus minister now, I grew up with my dad being an agnostic-atheist, and my mom being influenced by the Shinto-Buddhist traditions. My own spiritual journey involved committing to Jesus late in high school and then growing spiritually during my undergrad years at Stanford. I had wonderful mentors and since then, wanted to be a resource to other people during their college years. I majored in Industrial Engineering and Public Policy with a focus on Education. I then worked for six years at Intel Corporation in Silicon Valley while living in East Palo Alto, California doing urban ministry among Mexican immigrant families. Since 2000, I have lived in Dorchester doing urban ministry, community organizing, and community gardening with my wife Ming, two children John and Zoe, and many great friends and partners in ministry. I joined InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in 2001 and have served at Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, MIT, and Tufts.
I enjoy food, tea, and stories from all over the world. I'm learning more about nutrition, especially how it affects people in lower-income areas like the one in which I live. I'm a big fan of learning to give money more effectively, and helped start a curriculum called Lazarus at the Gate (www.lazarusatthegate.org) which helps people live more simply, to give more generously, in community. I'd love for you to take the “T” down the red line, come over and meet my family and friends!