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.
Who 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.
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.
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.