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.


At Wangxiang, near Nantou in Fall 2009

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