Roger Lin – Pastor and Counselor

Milwaukee, WI

My parents immigrated here in the 1970’s for graduate studies and began our family here. I am proud to be Taiwanese American because of my parent’s sacrifice for my generation.

lin.roger2Who are you?

I am a child of God.  I believe that there is a God that created me and loved me. He had me in mind before creation of the world and has a purpose for my life. I am His child.

What do you do?

Vocationally I have two titles.  I work as a pastor at Life Creek Church up in Milwaukee, WI.  It is a predominantly Korean American church.  I teach the Bible, run the youth program, train leaders, and serve through outreach/missions.  As a Taiwanese American working in a Korean context, it really brings out the strengths and weaknesses of my cultural background and the ability as an outsider to understand Korean culture.  It’s exciting working in this cross-cultural context.

My other is title is a counselor. My passion is to bring healing to broken hearts through grace and truth.  I am currently being trained as a Clinical Psychologist (Psy.D.) and work at a college counseling center.

I love what I do.

Why are you proud to be of Taiwanese heritage?

I am 2nd generation Taiwanese American.  My parents immigrated here in the 1970’s for graduate studies and began our family here. I am proud to be Taiwanese American because of my parent’s sacrifice for my generation.  I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.

What does the future of Taiwanese America look like to you?

Honestly, as I survey my Taiwanese American friends and colleagues, we are already living out our vision and hopes.  So many of my TA friends are wildly successful: living out their passions, finding their place in the world and enjoying the fulfillment of helping the community.

Future-wise, more of what we’re experiencing now: passion, realizing our place, and the fulfillment of helping.

Any additional information you would like to share?

I like Taiwanese eggplant and bitter melon. I crave Taiwanese food on a daily basis.

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2 Responses to “Roger Lin – Pastor and Counselor”

  1. roger,
    way to go.
    your parents must be very proud of you.
    finally, i got chance to read all of 100 people selected. it’s interested to know that many of them are taf-ers, most are artists, attorneys, activists, teachers, socially workers/councilers, perfomists, musicians, young entrepeneurs etc. judging by selected, rest assured that taiwanese identity, culture and spirit will be last for generations to come.
    kudo to organizer-editor.
    liao

  2. chang

    roger,
    way to go.
    your parents must very proud of you.
    fially, i got chance to read all 100 people. many are taf-ers, some are artists, activists, performsts, musicians, teachers, councilors/social workers, entrepneuers etc. judging by the first 100 selected, i’m sure that taiwanese identity/culturess/spirit will be last generation to come.
    kudo to organizer/editor.
    liao

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