Who’s behind this?

This website is not the work of experts, but Jesus-followers trying to see and know what God has been and is doing in Asian American Christians.



Grace Hsiao Hanford, incarnatethinking.org

A second-generation Taiwanese-American, Grace encountered Christ for the first time at an InterVarsity large group meeting at Stanford. After working on the Urbana Student Mission Convention, two church internships, and a masters in Church History from Regent College, she found herself helping Tim Tseng develop and host Asian American workshops for pastors and seminarians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Though Grace spent most of her adult life on the West Coast, she is originally from Long Island, New York and currently resides in Central Illinois. In her spare time, she sleeps, cooks and messes with her latest DIY project.



Dr. Timothy Tseng, Pastor, timtseng.net

Tim is the Pastor of English Ministries at Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church in San Jose, CA. He and his wife, Betty, have been married for almost 30 years and have lived in the Bay Area since 2000. They have happily raised two sons: Nathaniel and Benjamin. Tim was also the founding Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity (2005-2011).

Tim is called to strengthen the Asian American Christian community through research, teaching, and ministry. He has done research in Chinese American Christianity, Asian American studies, and the history of race in the United States. He received his Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York and has been a Professor of Religious History at a number of seminaries and colleges.

Dr. Justin Tse, Postdoctoral Fellow, jkhtse.wordpress.com

Justin thinks of himself as just another Chinese Christian. In fact, he has thought so much about Chinese Christians that he wrote his PhD thesis on how Cantonese-speaking Protestants engage the public sphere. His publications can be found in Population, Space, and Place, Progress in Human Geography, Global Networks, Ricepaper Magazine, Schema Magazine, and Converge Magazine. When he isn't writing on Chinese Christians, he enjoys reading thoughtful fiction, watching Mel Brooks movies, listening to antiphonal music, doing the dishes, and (most importantly) laughing with his wife. He is currently a Postdoctorate Fellow at the University of Washington.

Alice Chen, Journalist, Communications Consultant, alicechen.info

Alice developed her storytelling skills while exploring the Amazon Rainforest as an undergraduate at Stanford University. She went on to earn her master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill and is now an award-winning journalist.

Alice has nearly a decade of experience across media and has produced stories for the web, print, TV and radio. Her pieces have appeared everywhere from the San Francisco Chronicle to BNET and Newsweek.com. Alice's specialties include business and health care reporting, and she's also interested in narrative writing, profiles and inspirational stories.

Previous to Alice's freelancing career, she was an education reporter at the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, one of the largest daily newspapers in the country. Alice resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Winsome Wu, Executive Director, Asian American Leadership Center


is a ministry of the Asian American Leadership Center.