Elder Daniel Luan
Senior Pastor

Elder Daniel Luan is the Senior Pastor of Rutgers Community Christian Church. He was brought up in a Christian home and consecrated his life to the Lord at age 15. Early in his college years, however, his faith was severely challenged, yet by carefully studying Scripture he was convinced that the Gospels’ claim about Jesus is true. Later, he served as the president of the Christian Fellowship of National Taiwan University. While attending graduate school in Taipei, he was given opportunities to preach regularly in a local church. He later arrived in the US to pursue doctoral studies in Operations Research at Yale University and met his wife Yowmei there. They came to RCCC in 1981 and served at various ministries. Daniel was ordained as an elder in 1991. After working for Bell Labs and AT&T Labs for twenty-five years he took early retirement and served full-time in the church, appointed as Co-moderator in 2008. His ministry responsibility also involved leading the Caring and the Worship departments. During this period, he studied part-time at Westminster Theological Seminary, earning an MAR in 2014, and has since completed all course requirements toward a ThM in the Old Testament. In 2019, he answered the call to serve as Senior Pastor at RCCC.

Pastor Daniel and Yowmei have three children: Luke and daughter-in-law Shannon; Grace and son-in-law Mark with two granddaughters; and Gloria. He enjoys reading, travelling, classical music, and spending time with family.

Rev. James Hsiao
Pastor, English Ministry

Pastor James Hsiao is pastor of the English ministry. After completing his B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Rutgers University, he worked briefly in pharmaceuticals. James resumed studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and completed an M.Div in 2008. While in seminary, he was a youth ministry intern at Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston in Lexington, MA. He also practiced counseling at Beverly Hospital in Beverly, MA through the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). In 2006, James began serving as Assistant Director of University Ministries at Citylife Presbyterian Church in Boston, before transitioning to Pastoral Fellow in 2010. In the same year, he helped launch The Center for Gospel Culture as Media Director.

In 2011, James accepted the call from RCCC to come on staff to further the work of the gospel among youths and families. He has a passion to see the gospel of grace transform lives by reconciliation and renewal. He and his wife, Allison, have three children and occasionally have a dog. His favorite activities are woodworking, photography, reading and enjoying coffee.

Pastor Sandy Liu

Rev. Sandy M. Liu
Pastor, English and Youth Ministries

Pastor Sandy is the newest pastor at RCCC, primarily leading the ministry to youth and families. Prior to coming to RCCC, Pastor Sandy led the youth ministry for 2 years at the Chinese Church of Philadelphia, PA, and then for 27 years at the Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston, MA. She had the joy of pastoring multiple generations of youths and of mentoring many seminarian interns to serve in the Chinese church youth ministries and beyond. She was ordained at CBCGB in 1998. Since her retirement in late 2016, she has engaged in advancing global missions as the CBCGB Missions Chair and as the Vice Chair of the Executive Steering Team of Chinese Mission Convention (CMC 2019). She was trained at The Cooper Union – School of Architecture, Nyack College (B.S. in Christian Education), and Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R. in Theology).

She has been married for over 30 years to her husband Peirung. They have two grown sons, Ted and Spencer, whom she adores. She enjoys artistic pursuits and chillaxing with friends over delicious meals, great music and bold coffee.

Andrew Yuen
Seminarian Intern

Andrew is the EC’s seminarian intern and currently attends Missio Seminary. After graduating from the University of Rochester in 2013 with degrees in Mathematics and Music, he worked as an actuary at Prudential. A few years later, the call to full-time ministry came to fruition and Andrew applied to seminary. He and his wife, Samantha, are excited to serve the Lord and serve the RCCC community. For leisure, Andrew enjoys cars, steak, and bubble tea.

John Huang
Elder, Moderator

Chuan-Chu Chou
Elder

Robin Chen
Elder

David Yuen
Elder

Shirley Woo
Minister, Worship Ministry

Shuli Lau
Director, Children’s Ministry

Paul Yao
Deacon, Children’s Ministry

Bennie Reitan
Deacon, Youth Ministry

Edwin Woo
Deacon, English Ministry Team

Ray Chow
Deacon, Caring Ministry

Will Louie
Deacon, Caring Ministry

David Johnson
Coordinator, Community Ministry

Bob Lin
Coordinator, Education Ministry

Eric Han
Coordinator, Missions

Jason Li
Coordinator, Worship Team

Joe Lizzi
Coordinator, Welcome Ministry Team

Todd Applegate
Coordinator, Hospitality

Rev. David Lam
Pastor, Cantonese Ministry

Rev. Steve Chen
Pastor, Mandarin Ministry

Rev. James Len
Pastor, Mandarin Ministry

Rev. Lin Zhang
Pastor, Mandarin Ministry

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