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!

  • Stephen Duwe (Youth & Children's Minister)

    Stephen has been the Youth Minister at LHBC since June, 2016. He has served in youth ministry since 2012 and loves teaching God's Word and helping young men and women mature in Christ. Being saved by God's grace in college after growing up "Christian," Stephen yearns to see true faith found and flourish in the teens at LHBC. He and wife Veronica have one son, Oliver, and baby 2 on the way! (LHBC bio)

  • 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 read and cheer for her soccer sons, the Huskies, and the Seahawks.

  • suja Santiago, EPIC

    Suja loves the EPIC ladies and enjoys every moment they have together, especially their great small group discussions!

  • David Miyatake, SWAT

    David graduated from UW Dental School in 1981 and has run his own dental practice in Maple Valley ever since. He's been attending LHBC with his wife Vicki since 1992, and served in various capacities over the years, including the missions committee, the Deacon board, and as a 3rd-5th grade Sunday School teacher. He loves how the middle school students keep him young!

  • Victor Chow, SWAT

    A lifelong Seattle area resident, Victor came to Christ while a sophomore at UW. He met his wife Vivian while there and now they have three young 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 SWAT students and playing their crazy games with them.

  • Marnie Lum, SWAT

    Marnie is so thankful for the Sunday School teacher who shared the gospel with her while in middle school. She recognizes the youth years are times of maturing -- learning how to make wise decisions, developing their intellect and skills, and being equipped to serve God. She has loved getting to know the middle schoolers at LHBC and wants to continually encourage them to know Jesus as their Savior, have their identity in Christ, and to live a life that is honoring and pleasing to Him.

  • Kristin Stiles, SWAT

    Kristin has been a SWAT leader since September, 2016. As a science educated for over 7 years, she found a love and joy for middle school students. She grew up in a pseudo-Christian environment in which the biblical gospel was not taught, but she was later rescued and saved by God's grace. From experience, Kristin understands how vital sound doctrinal teaching is, even at young ages, and seeks to compassionately communicate that to students at LHBC.

Living Hope Bible Church

205 Mountain Park Blvd. SW Issaquah, WA 98027

(425) 587-1232