About

Born in Congo, I grew up in Virginia, Ohio, and New Jersey. I have studied or taught in China, Singapore, Ghana, and Taiwan. This is my eighth year in East Asia. I am currently a PCUSA mission co-worker, serving in the PCT at Taiwan Theological College and Seminary 台灣神學院 (now also called Taiwan Graduate School of Theology). My PhD was in a subsection of Princeton Seminary’s History Department and I am especially interested in Christianity in East Asia and general questions of Christian identity.

We are in our third term with PCUSA, which goes through at least mid-2019. Emily recently finished a PhD in library science; this year she is a visiting scholar at Aletheia University and is volunteering some in a campus museum. We have three children, Samuel, Eva, and Eli. Eva and Eli are twins and were born in Taipei. Sam goes to a bilingual school, Lih-Jen, and the twins are at a local Catholic Montessori-style kindergarten.

This is a personal blog. I write here about a mix of personal life and church/academic life, but most of visitors come here looking for information on sending kids to school in Taiwan. Feel free to contact me with questions.

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At Wangxiang, near Nantou in Fall 2009

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