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Rev. Judy Chan
Judy will next be in the USA, based in CA, in 2015. Email her to extend an invitation to your congregation or organization.
About Judy Chan's ministry
Rev. Judy Chan has been under appointment by the PC(USA) since 1994, several years before the “handover” of 1997, when Hong Kong's sovereignty changed from being a British colony to being a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China.
Judy is seconded to the Hong Kong Christian Council, where she is executive secretary for communications. Her responsibilities include an ecumenical radio broadcasting ministry, English publications, and liaising with international churches. Her ministry is a joint appointment of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Disciples of Christ and the United Church of Christ Common Global Ministries Board.
Judy served as vice chairperson of the Asia region of the World Association for Christian Communications from 2005 to 2008.
In the past few years Hong Kong has experienced significant political, social and economic changes. While the economic problems of the Asian financial crisis dominated after the handover, the society has simultaneously been going through much soul-searching in the wake of the SARS epidemic, the fight for more democracy, and the ongoing reform of social institutions by the government. The meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Hong Kong in 2005 also brought international attention to the territory.
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As the city tries to keep its competitive edge in the region, Hong Kong’s identity is constantly evolving. The future certainly lies with its close ties to the motherland; yet, its ability to thrive as a Special Administrative Region also requires playing its unique role in the Asia-Pacific scene. Citizens proudly see themselves both as Chinese and Hong Kong people.
About Judy Chan
Judy was born and reared in Mississippi. She received her B.A. in sociology from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and earned her M.Div. from Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. She completed her master’s degree in journalism at Hong Kong University in 2007. She has worked in homeland ministries at the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association in New York City, as a chaplain intern at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., as an English teacher at Kwun Tong Vocational Training Centre in Hong Kong, and as associate pastor of the Chinese Community Church in Washington, D.C.
Judy is a clergy member of National Capital Presbytery. She lives in Hong Kong with her husband, Joe Chan, and their children, Fiona, Grace, Amy and Joel.
Judy - September 18
Joe - September 14
Fiona - April 10, 1989
Grace - January 30
Amy - September 12
Joel - May 16