Interim Pastoral Team
Rev. Dr. Joyce Chan is the Professor of Church History at Carey Theological College and an ordained minister in the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. Growing up in Hong Kong and having moved to North America at age 17, Joyce describes herself as a true “1.5 generation.” She joined the faculty at Carey in 2004 and served as the Vice President Academic from 2014-2020. She continues to teach in both the English and Chinese programs at Carey till the present day in the areas of church history, spiritual formation, and worship studies. She also serves as a supply preacher for many churches in the lower mainland.
Joyce received her M.Div. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (now Gateway Seminary) and her Ph.D. in Religion (historical studies) from Baylor University. Her research interest focuses on documenting major movements and biographical stories among Chinese Canadian immigrant churches. Her publications include Rediscover the Fading Memories: Early Chinese Canadian Christian History (2013), and William Dean and the First Chinese Study Bible (2014).
Joyce has been a member at West Point Grey Baptist Church for over 10 years and has been part of the children ministry team for the last 5 years. Joyce is married to Benny and they have two school-aged children, Clement and Victoria. When Joyce has free time, she enjoys doing theological reflection when watching Food Network shows, experimenting with new recipes from youtube channels and doing art projects with Victoria.
Bob has had a diverse, cross-cultural, pastoral and teaching experience in western Canada, Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong. Most recently he’s been the director of Basileia, a ministry of integrative spiritual formation in Hong Kong and chaplain at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, B.C.
Bob is ordained through the CBWC (Canadian Baptists of Western Canada) and has his MCS (1983) in Spiritual Theology and a Th.M (2013) in Interdisciplinary Studies from Regent College, Vancouver. Bob is married to Amy and they have four grown children and three grandsons. He enjoys films, books, poetry, backpacking and biking and not necessarily in that order.
Communications and Office Coordinator
Anne is first generation Chinese, having arrived in Vancouver from Hong Kong in 1974 with her parents and 2 younger siblings. Shortly after completing her Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Linguistics), she replied to an ad in the Vancouver Courier from West Point Grey Baptist Church. 30-plus years later (with a few breaks in between), she continues to serve at WPGBC today. She has lived in Burnaby with her husband and daughter for over 20 years.
Zai Chi Hu