Youth Leaders

Our goal is to come alongside you, the parents, and help train up your children in the way they should go. We would love to get to know you, so please come and meet us when you drop off or pick up your students!

  • JOE LUM, EPIC

    Joe was born and raised in Seattle and was saved by the Lord Jesus from his sins at a young age, and called to the ministry after his studies at the University of Washington (BS Electrical Engineering, 1992).  He was educated at the Master's Seminary (Master of Divinity, 1995) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Master of Sacred Theology, 1998; Master of Biblical Counseling, 2005)  and ordained in 1998.  He assisted in the planting of Living Hope Bible Church, has served there in various roles, and senior pastor since 2001. He enjoys spending time with his family, fellowshipping with other believers, worshiping the Lord, home projects, working out, and short-term missions.  For more on his bio, please go to the church leadership link. 

  • Victor Chow, EPIC

    A lifelong Seattle area resident, Victor came to Christ while a sophomore at the University of Washington. He met his wife Vivian while there and now they have three children. Victor helped plant Living Hope in the early 90's and has served in a multitude of areas, from worship leader to small group teacher. He enjoys opening God's Word with the EPIC students.

  • Vera Wong, EPIC

    Vera served in youth ministry at LHBC before having children and is excited to have returned to youth ministry after a ten year hiatus. She enjoys the energy and different perspectives the youths bring. Vera became a Christ in high school and recognizes the challenges teens face to live a Godly life in today's society. In her spare time, Vera loves to spend time with her husband Wil, and their three children, reading and cheering for her soccer sons, daughter, the Huskies, and the Seahawks.

  • BESSY LIN, EPIC

    Bessy was born in Taiwan and grew up in Washington.  She came to know and love the Lord in middle school through God's grace and faithful teachers and youth counselors.  She works as a nurse, enjoys spending time with friends & family, fellowshipping with other believers, spending time outdoors, traveling, cooking & baking, and helping others.  Returning to youth ministry since attending LHBC, she looks forward to encouraging the youth and seeing them grow in their walks with the Lord.



  • TeD WAY, SWAT

    Ted is passionate about youth ministry and has served in various ministries at Living Hope Bible Church, from the high school group, college group, and now the middle school group. He was born in Taiwan, went to elementary school in Tucson, AZ, and then went back to Taiwan for middle and high school, where he accepted Christ as Lord and Savior. After receiving his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, he and his wife Alice moved to Seattle in 2008, where he now works as a program manager at Microsoft.  He and his wife enjoy spending time with their daughter and son in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

  • NIKKI TSE, SWAT

    Nikki grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Seattle when she married her husband Anson.  They are blessed with two boys.  Their family enjoys good food, games, tennis, and traveling.  And they will travel for delicious food, so much so, that they have a Nexus pass for easy visits to Vancouver, BC!  Nikki has worked for Nestle for 20 years as a project manager.  She accepted Jesus after college when she was 25 years old.The journey wasn't easy, but she is forever thankful to the Lord for showing her His love, grace, truth, and faithfulness.  Her desire is to know Him more and to help our youths also know Him personally.

Living Hope Bible Church

205 Mountain Park Blvd. SW Issaquah, WA 98027

(425) 587-1232

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