**We are currently searching for a Senior Pastor
Jake Yan Lan–Director of Ministry
Jake began his career as a teacher and coach at American Samoa high schools and in the IT department of an American college. His Christian upbringing inculcated him with a strong sense of living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ by emphasizing the values of community.
While speaking at his local church in January 2000, he decided to take his walk with the Lord to the next level. Feeling a pull on his heart to enter the ministry fulltime, he attended Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 2007. Guided by the vision “to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known,” Jake has been serving the Chinese Congregational Church as Youth & Christian Education Director since 2008.
Jake enjoys being with youths at the church, particularly in outdoor activities such as camping, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, bowling, crabbing and ice skating, as well as singing with the Phoenix choir and playing volleyball. He says these moments are doubly precious because he gets to share them not only with those under his charge, but also with his family, all who help with the work of his ministry.