Meet the individuals behind the scenes at New Wine.
Paul Louis Metzger, Director
Dr. Paul Louis Metzger is the Founder and Director of The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins. He serves as New Wine’s catalyst for cultivating a community of people brought together around a shared vision of bearing witness to Christ in contemporary culture. The New Wine, New Wineskins framework is integrated into Dr. Metzger’s courses at Multnomah Biblical Seminary, where he serves as Professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Culture. New Wine is an official program of the Seminary. Dr. Metzger is editor of the journal Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture, which is a publication of The Institute for the Theology of Culture. Dr. Metzger blogs frequently at Uncommon God, Common Good (http://blogs.christianpost.com/uncommon-God-common-good).
Integrating theology and spirituality with cultural sensitivity stands at the center of Dr. Metzger’s ministry vision. He and his wife, Mariko, a native of Japan, have been active in intercultural ministry in churches in the States, Japan, and England. Dr. Metzger is the author of Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a World of Diverse Paths (Thomas Nelson, May 2012); New Wine Tastings: Theological Essays of Cultural Engagement (Cascade, 2011); The Gospel of John: When Love Comes to Town (InterVarsity Press, 2010); Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction (co-authored with Brad Harper; Brazos, 2009); Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church (Eerdmans, 2007); and The Word of Christ and the World of Culture: Sacred and Secular through the Theology of Karl Barth (Eerdmans, 2003). He is co-editor of A World for All?: Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (co-edited with William F. Storrar and Peter J. Casarella; Eerdmans, 2011); and editor of Trinitarian Soundings in Systematic Theology (T&T Clark International, 2005). Dr. Metzger is a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey. The Metzgers have two children. Dr. Metzger has a keen interest in the art of Katsushika Hokusai and Georges Rouault and in the writings of John Steinbeck.
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Beyth Hogue Greenetz, Administrative Coordinator
As the Administrative Coordinator for New Wine, Beyth has the unique privilege of having found the “sweet spot” where her skills and passions meet. She brings a history of event planning, an educational background in both theology and sociology, a fascinated interest in culture, and a restless heart for community.
The privilege of being kingdom-bearers is perhaps the most humbling and transformative opportunity in our Christian lives. Beyth praises God for the divine reality he manifests through New Wine and she eagerly awaits what he will reveal in the midst of our usually-willing hearts.
Outside of talking theology, Beyth loves to travel and see the way life is lived outside of Portland’s trendy enclave. But her heart always brings her happily back to Portland, yearning for a good cup of coffee and the embrace of loving community.
Dr. Baylis grew up on a farm in Michigan. While attending Dallas Theological Seminary for his doctoral work, he received the William M. Anderson Scholarship Award. He now enjoys challenging students to think through both biblical and systematic theology and to increase their interpretive skills in New Testament studies. While a faculty member at Multnomah Bible College, Dr. Baylis developed the M.A. in Biblical Studies program and chaired the theology department. He joined the seminary faculty in 1986, the same year his book, On the Way to Jesus: A Journey Through the Bible, was published. A revision and expansion of his book, retitled From Creation to the Cross, has been published by Zondervan.
In 1980 he co-founded Fellowship Bible Church in Sandy, Ore., and served as a pastor-teacher for 12 years. Theota, Dr. Baylis’ wife of 19 years, died in 1985. His second wife, Barbara, exchanged her plans of missionary work to help him finish raising his three children. More recently in 1998, God took home their eldest son, Al III, following a courageous five-year battle with bone cancer. Outside the classroom he enjoys classical and baroque music, golf, landscaping and roses.
After thirteen years as a pastor and church planter, Dr. Brad Harper has been Associate Professor of Theology at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon since 1999. Dr. Harper also serves as Book Review Editor for Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture and is a member of the Editorial Board. He earned the B.A. from Biola University, the M.Div. from Talbot School of Theology, and the Ph.D. from Saint Louis University.
Dr. Harper’s publications include Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction, co-authored with Dr. Paul Louis Metzger; “The Kingdom of God in George Eldon Ladd as a Theological Foundation for the Role of the Church in Society,” in God and Caesar (Camp Hill, 1994); “Evangelicals and Catholics Together: A Chance to Talk,” in The Ministerial Forum of the Evangelical Free Church, vol. 6 (1995); and “Larry Norman, Literature, and Listening for God in Pop Culture: A Response to Stanley Grenz: ‘(Pop) Culture: Playground of the Spirit or Diabolical Device?’” in Vol. 1, No. 1 of Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture (2004).
Originally from California, Dr. Chinn ended up in Oregon for school and moved to Portland for work. After God turned his vocational plans upside down, he ended up in full-time ministry. He is a teaching elder at the church he first pastored after graduating from Multnomah. Derek is the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and Distance Education. He is actively engaged in issues concerning the multiethnic church, and leads a local area multiethnic ministry network. Derek’s dissertation is about creating a multiethnic church by merging congregations, and he has written and presented on various topics concerning multiethnic ministry. He and his wife have five kids, and provide shelter for a dog, a couple of fish, turtle and rat. Derek rests by hanging out with his family, reading, playing soccer and BBQ (cooking & eating!).
Dr. Robertson served 13 years training pastors and lay leaders with the Evangelical Covenant Church in Quito, Ecuador. While there, he taught at the Ecuadorian Covenant seminary as well as other Christian graduate institutions. His passion has been to introduce insights of the past into the discussions of today. He earned a Ph.D. in Historical Theology form the University of Oxford, where he focused on the theology of the early Church Fathers. His dissertation, Christ as Mediator: A Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra and Athanasius of Alexandria, has been published by Oxford University Press in their Theological Monograph Series. Dr. Robertson’s wife, Erin, is a Speech Therapist. The Robertsons have one daughter, Elizabeth, in college and two sons, Joshua and David, still at home. Dr. Robertson enjoys board games, turning wood on his lathe, and joining his family for long hikes in the countryside.
Dr. Robb Redman is Dean and Associate Professor of Theology and Ministry at Multnomah University, a post he assumed in January 2009. Previously, he was the founding dean of A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary at Simpson University in Redding, CA. From 1991-1997 he was Director of the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) program and Assistant Professor of Theology and Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He has also pastored churches in Oregon and Texas.
Dr. Redman was born in raised in Yakima, WA and spent most of his summers working on the family’s fruit ranch. He holds a B.A. from Willamette University (Salem, OR), a B.D. from New College, University of Edinburgh (Scotland), and the Dr. Theol. from the University of Erlangen (Germany).
Dr. Redman is the author of The Great Worship Awakening (Jossey-Bass, 2002), numerous articles and reviews in scholarly and popular publications, and is a contributing editor for Worship Leader Magazine. He is an ordained pastor in the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Robb is married to Pam; after 15 years of marriage, they adopted their daughter, Martha, in China in September 2005. Robb says, “We did our empty nest first.” The Redmans live in downtown Portland and enjoy movies, live theatre and music, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Bob Wall served over 35 years in local government. During the span of 1981 until 2001 he was the Fire Chief, first in Palo Alto California and then in the City of Portland Oregon. After his retirement, he was called to serve as Interim Director of Ministries at Cedar Mill Bible Church. Whether directing fire fighters or pastors, there is a common thread connecting his personal life and public service, “How do we, as a society, tolerate unequal opportunity based upon race and gender?”
Bob was raised in a small lumber and agricultural town in Oregon, educated in the early sixties in California as our country struggled with the fundamental values of our civil rights. His career was as much about breaking the barriers to employment opportunities for minority Americans as it was about responding to smoke and fire.
His passion burns even more today, as he longs to see our churches reflect the diversity of our communities. New Wine’s purposes and Bob’s passions are matched when the gospel and the needs of our culture intersect.
Born in Folsum, Louisiana and raised in Northern California and Southern Oregon with his four siblings, Cliff accepted the Lord when he was 21 years old while serving aboard a US Naval aircraft carrier during a Mediterranean cruise. After being honorably discharged, Pastor Cliff went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from Oregon Institute of Technology and worked in his profession in the energy industry for 20 years.
Cliff is married to Diana. Together they have three children and four grandchildren. Pastor Chappell has been in ministry for 30+ years and was ordained as an elder in the Church Of God In Christ in 1984. They have founded and pastured a number of COGIC churches. They are now at St. Johns All Nations COGIC in Vancouver, WA. In addition to pasturing, serving on numerous boards, and public speaking, Pastor Cliff earned his Masters of Divinity from Multnomah in May 2011.
Cooky Wall was first born into an extended Greek and French Canadian family in the San Francisco Bay Area of California; and 35 years later, she was reborn into the family of the Creator. In 1994, she and her husband received God’s call to Oregon, and so she retired as a small business owner and public official and left her family and friends. This transition has been huge for her, yet she says God has outwitted her at every turn. He has reignited her heart’s passion for racial healing and reconciliation, and continues to use the experiences He has given her, which include being immersed into the Lakota/Sioux culture on the Rosebud Reservation as well as traveling as the only White woman with a group of Black women to the antebellum South, to shape her perspectives and expand her theological categories. She says it’s pretty clear He has orchestrated this intersection with New Wine New Wineskins. She and her husband, Robert, enjoy every opportunity to “get on the road again” in their RV and spend time with their extended family in California.
Gloria Young is a child of God, who was blessed to be born to an Africa American mother who is devoted to the Lord. She has two children and a grand-daughter. Gloria has always had a passion for service whether it was helping her mother to take care of her siblings or recognizing the need at an early age to work to support her family and volunteering at the educational institutions she attended. Professionally, working in government, non-profits, and business, Gloria has had an impact. Currently she is actively working in church communities and the wider world. Gloria knows she is blessed more than she ever deserved.
Mark Nicklas is a pastor at Beaverton Foursquare Church where he leads the Connecting Life Ministry and Global Missions departments. He is also an adjunct professor at Multnomah University. Following a 28-year career in Communications during which he operated in ministry in a “tent-making” capacity (including three years as senior pastor of Mountain Hope Fellowship), Mark entered full-time ministry in 2005. Active in missions and outreach, Mark leads missional teams to China for East-West cultural exchanges at Chinese Universities. As part of compassion and rehabilitation efforts following the January 2010 Haiti earthquake, he also leads teams to Port au Prince. He earned a Master of Science in Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master of Divinity from Multnomah Biblical Seminary of Multnomah University. Mark and his wife Sue live in Southwest Portland with their children.
Rachel O’Brien Halbach originally came to Seminary because she wasn’t sure what it was. Rachel grew up outside Seattle, attended Western Washington University and earned her Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Education. She competed in handball, track, cross country, and is a published poet. Shortly after coming to Christ, while spending time in an orphanage in Mexico, Rachel decided to return to graduate school and on a whim, moved to Portland to attend Multnomah. Rachel has her Graduate Degree in Bible and a Masters of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education. She spent four years working with a small trailer park community and when she married, moved there with her husband. She currently works for a large mentoring organization as a case worker and leads the Teen Ministry and Community Life Team at Irvington Covenant Church. Rachel is sometimes described as ‘the most intimidating student’ her teachers have ever met. She loves to run, write, camp, cook, garden, sew and spend time with her neighbors. She met her husband when he TA’d Dr. Metzger’s theology class in 2007 and they were married in 2010. Rachel aspires to teach high school, improve her Spanish, travel and write.
Ronn Elzinga earned his Bachelor of Arts from Seattle Pacific University and his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern School of Law. Ronn also has a Master’s Degree and has taught at the high school and college level. Ronn is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. Ronn grew up in California, but now lives Portland, Oregon where he practices law, loves his family and his friends, and tries to be good.
Ross is a part-time accountant at an Japanese outdoor company and a part-time adjunct Theology teacher at the University of Portland. His friends know him as the goofiest theologian in academia. One friend has shared about Ross, ” he is a natural leader, and a hard worker, everything he touches turns into, if not gold, at least titanium.” Ross attended Multnomah Seminary for his Masters of Theology in Theological Studies, and he is currently working on a ThM at Western Seminary. Ross has a passion for community development and spends endless hours studying and discussing theology with his friends and family.
One of the best things about Ross is that he married Rachel. They live together in a mobile home park in North Portland where they love sharing meals of hot Pozole with their neighbors. Ross and Rachel attend Irvington Covenant Church where they lead the youth ministry.
Weston Ruter grew up in the Pacific Northwest and calls it his home, but he basically lives online. He serves on the Advisory Council as an advisor for Web-related things, and heads up development and maintenance of the New Wine website; he’s been heavily involved in web development for the past 10 years. He is interested in using Internet technologies to facilitate the interchange of scriptural data, and so he founded the Open Scriptures project for like-minded people to collaborate; he is excited for how linkages between scriptural data from different faith communities can result in bridges of mutual understanding and respect. Weston and his beautiful wife have been married since 2008 and now have a little boy. He loves public transit, urban cycling, and car-free living in general. Most significantly, he loves the Trinitarian God and is so attracted to Jesus for how he demonstrated God’s love for us.
Matt Farlow and his family reside in Folsom, CA where Matt is the Director and Pastor of Inreach Ministries for Lakeside church. The Farlow4 (Matt, Kristin, Kayla, and Jacob) returned home to California in 2010 after spending 3 ½ years in St Andrews, Scotland where Matt completed a Ph.D. in Theology and Literature at The University of St Andrews. Matt’s doctoral research focused on humanity’s participation in God’s drama of reconciliation. His project investigated God’s imaginative performance in order to make further attempts in realizing the relationship between personhood (being) and how our identity helps to define our role and mission upon the world’s stage.
Before moving to Scotland, Matt completed the Master of Divinity in Theological Studies at Multnomah. While at Multnomah, he also served as Dr. Metzger’s assistant for New Wine and Cultural Encounters. Matt is a proud graduate of UC Davis (Go Ags!) where he wrestled and was blessed to meet his wife. Throughout their years of marriage, Kristin, Matt’s princess, and Matt have experienced the magnificent outpouring of the love of our Triune God. From this outpouring of love, Kristin and Matt have been blessed with two children—Kayla age 12 and Jacob age 10.
Matt loves reading, running, and wrestling—all three being done with the family! Amen Jesus!!
Michael Tso, M. D. serves as the Director of Training at His Mansion Ministries (www.hismansion.com), a Christ-centered residential recovery community in SW New Hampshire. Michael’s connection to New Wine began as a part-time seminary student taking theology classes with Dr. Metzger while working as a family physician and partner at South Tabor Family Physicians, LLP. In 2005, he was asked by Dr. Metzger to serve in the formation of the New Wine Advisory Council and through this service God captured Michael’s heart for “the least of these.” In 2008, Michael and Emily and their four children moved to serve at His Mansion for the purpose of training leaders in the areas of counseling, social work, holistic healing, and pastoral ministry.
Tony Kriz served with a variety of international organizations including Campus Crusade for Christ for twelve years, living the majority of that time in Eastern Europe ministering to Muslims in Albania and the war-torn former Yugoslavia. He also ministered for several years on the radically liberal campus of Reed College in Portland, some of the exploits of which are described in Donald Miller’s best selling book Blue Like Jazz. He received a degree in historical Rhetoric from Oregon State University, a Masters of Divinity with an intercultural emphasis from Multnomah Biblical Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from George Fox University. He regularly teaches classes including The Theology of Culture, Theology of Evangelism and Relational Apologetics. Tony is a frequent speaker at conferences, churches and college campuses across the country. He has been journeying with The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins since its birth. Tony lives with his wife Aimee and their three sons (Malachi (7), Hudson (5) and Tristan (4)) in Portland, Oregon. Together they have been foundational participants of several spiritual communities which serve the disillusioned, artistic and dramatically post-Christian population of East Portland. Currently they are giving much of their time to urban missions: nurturing a monastic network, integrating a holistic gospel-life and serving as coach/consultants for Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO) and the Anglican Mission in America (AMIA).
Chris was born in San Jose and raised in the Redding, California area. He worked with youth in residential group homes and nearly became a police officer until back problems prevented him from being hired. This change of direction led to meeting Jamie, his wonderful wife, whom he would marry in 2004, and follow back to her hometown of Vancouver, Washington.
Because back problems persisted, Chris returned to school. He completed an online BA degree in Religious Studies in 2007, and then an MDiv at Multnomah in May of 2010. Chris recognizes that the time spent at Multnomah was rich in both learning and in spiritual formation. Now, while continuing to intern with New Wine, Chris aims to more fully learn and practice a Christ-like integration of the thoughts of the mind, the affections of the heart, and the actions of the hands, feet, and tongue. He is thankful for the people of New Wine, and others, who continue to walk alongside him in this journey.
Chris and Jamie are currently preparing to move to France as they sense the Lord’s leading.
Chris is married to a most amazing woman, Maylannee. They have raised three children together. Their youngest daughter, Lauren, is the last one in their home. Chris pastored a church in Southern California for about five years before moving to the Northwest and attending Multnomah. He is currently enrolled in the MABS program. Ultimately, he would like to teach theology in a college/seminary environment. The New Wine intern program has been a great place for building relationships and expanding his theological vision, specifically, a theology of cultural engagement.
Gretchen grew up in the Napa Valley, living there with her sister, brother and parents until she graduated high school. After that she moved to Madrid, Spain where she attended St. Louis University, eventually getting her B.A. in Spanish with a minor in Religious Studies. Gretchen became a Christian in Spain and immediately felt called to seminary. She enrolled in Multnomah in the Fall of 2009 and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree with the intention to teach. She enjoys travel, hiking, running, tennis and foreign languages as well as reading and crafts. She is passionate about New Wine’s paradigm of cultural engagement and excited to see it strengthened, refined and spread as the Institute grows, God willing.
Though he was born in Portland, Jeremy grew up in Hilo, Hawaii and has lived there all his life. Jeremy will often say that by some strange design he has become who he is. In 2006 he moved from Hawaii to Portland to study at Multnomah University, only returning to Hawaii for Christmas and Summer. A graduate of Multnomah University, Jeremy is currently pursuing a M.A. in Counseling at Multnomah. Jeremy enjoys writing and would love to someday be an author. He also loves to play music and would love to be able to be in a band and tour the world some day (but that is only a dream!) His other hobbies include writing poetry, going to concerts (and moshing), reading theology and American literature and spending time with great friends!
Jeremy’s work with New Wine, New Wineskins is driven by a deep desire to offer hope to the world and invite others to embrace the Kingdom of God. He believes strongly that God is inviting all of us to be a part of His story of reconciliation and redemption of this broken world. Jeremy believes that his calling is to LOVE the world, it’s culture, and it’s people.
Joe Enlet comes from the island of Chuuk in the small island nation of the Federated States of Micronesia. He graduated from the Pacific Islands Bible College (now Pacific Islands University) in Micronesia with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. He is happily married to his beautiful wife Rosleen who is also from Micronesia and they have two lovely daughters, Kielain Grace and Yafa-Lei Hesedia. Joe’s desire for teaching the Word of God and communicating Christ holistically is what attracted him to New Wine, New Wineskins where he continues to learn and experience the love of the Triune God. Joe is actively involved in several Micronesian Church ministries in the Portland/Vancouver area, teaching Bible studies and preaching. He has also served as a speaker at church conferences for Micronesian congregations in Oregon and in other states. Joe’s passion is to teach the Word of the Trinitarian God to others in meaningful ways and in ways that engage the culture. Ultimately, his goal is to teach at a college/seminary in Micronesia or wherever God leads him.
Johannes was born a cold winter night on the west coast of Sweden back in 1987. He is the youngest, and arguable the most spoiled, member of a family of five people. He grew up outside of the lovely town of Gothenburg.
Before joining New Wine he was working as a youth pastor in the Covenantal church of Sweden, and studying philosophy at the University of Gothenburg. Right now he is aiming to become a High School teacher in Philosophy and Religious studies. Johannes quickly fell in love with the paradigm and theology of New Wine, New Wineskins as he started his studies at Multnomah.
Johannes enjoys the outdoors, coffee–shops, football (that is real football not what some American people might call it), movies, books and talking with good friends.
Paul started studying intercultural theology at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in January 2009. Despite being born at a gas station in Denver, raised in the coal-mining country of Wyoming and educated in pastoral ministry in Oklahoma, he has found my transition to Portland fairly normal. New Wine, New Wineskins has provided Paul a theological flesh on what was once the bare bones of my cultural engagement.
Philip Berlin, a native of Northeast Portland, is married to Shonna and has two daughters: 9-year-old Genesis and 4-year-old Micah. Phil is a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in North Portland, where he serves as a young adult life group leader, as well as coordinator of the Juniors for Christ program in Children’s Ministry. Academically, he has completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Multnomah Bible College, majoring in Pastoral Ministries with a minor in Hebrew. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
MABUHAY! Isang maalab na pagbati!
In Filipino, the former means “Live!”, and, the latter, “a very fiery/fervent greeting!”
I am Ronaldo A. Sison, and originally hailing from the Pearl of the Orient Seas, the Philippines, I come as a former Marxist-Maoist-Leninist hard core ideologue. Sort of a radical activist who have no qualms annihilating a generation of petty bourgoeisie to promote the proletariat and the working class. Transformed and still being transformed by the consuming love of the Triune God, I am pursuing Master of Divinity, not that i master the divine but that the Divine should master me. I am passionate about one-on-one personal, intentional and lifestyle discipleship and i love teaching, hopefully a theology that puts the church upside down, inside out but right side up. Having lived in multicultural Canada for the last 12 years with my family, I have been challenged and i am looking forward to being involved in teaching and mentoring young Southeast Asian men who will teach others also.
I love nature, poetry and literature, classical music and writing prose, but only as expressions and offerings of praise to the Lord of all who said, “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul? And what must a man give in exchange for his soul?” SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI!
S. Brandon Smith
Brandon was born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma. His father, a firefighter, and mother, a political activist, taught him to stop, drop, and roll through life, as well as to question and agitate the man, the system, and most other authorities.
After High School, this philosophy lead him to take up living in Kansas City where he attempted to start a counter-consumer revolution. With only a few minor successes during his two year campaign, he declared that the revolution was a failure.
Disappointed, he moved to Portland, Oregon. He states that his sole reason was, “It’s a city full of twenty-somethings who have no idea what they’re doing. I’ll fit right in.”
Two years of moping around Portland, he decided to attend Multnomah University. Currently, he is a Junior.
Sam Titus was born in India and came to the United States as an adult. Growing up in a culture where Christianity is looked upon as a foreign religion, Sam understood the need to engage his own culture more holistically. He graduated from Cochin University with a degree in mechanical engineering and entered the work force. His passion for people and a loving God led him to pursue theological studies. He is currently involved in several ministries both locally and internationally. New Wine, New Wineskins has been instrumental in his own personal life and in ministry life. He is married to Desiree Titus, who also serves in various capacities in the ministries.
Wei-Chun (Ethan) Huang
In summer 2005 Wei-Chun (Ethan) was introduced to Multnomah Biblical Seminary by a family from Portland (the wife is a Multnomah alumni) while he worked with Royal Kids Ministry in India. After three years of praying and waiting, God opened the door in summer 2008 for Wei-Chun and his most amazing God-given wife Tsyr-Ling (Ann) with their 4-months old son Tsan-Bwo(Andrew) to cross over from Taiwan (also known as “Formosa”- “the beautiful island”) to their seasonal promised land, Portland, OR (the Rose City), to study His living Word.
In 2010, ten days before Christmas, they painfully said goodbye to their second child, Tsan-Yan (Kephas) who battled for life after 28 days in the ICU at Legacy Emanuel. At that time and continually, God used Dr. Metzger to be His loving arms stretching out to a young family in their time of sorrow.
New Wine is a family for the Huangs in this foreign land. New Wine is also a safe place for Wei-Chun to be challenged and be real to grow more like Him. New Wine is a life-on-life community that reminds Wei-Chun about Father’s unconditional love, and learns to be secured in His love only.
Wei-Chun and Tsyr-Ling are thankful and grateful to God for their on-the-way new baby (due date is October 22, 2011).