Meet the Team

Get to know the people behind RE:NEW

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Dr. Agnes Ip, Founder & CEO

Dr. Agnes Ip is the Founder and President of Presence Quotient and a California licensed marriage and family therapist. She graduated from Alliance Bible Seminary and received her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University and Alliant International University (AIU). She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at AIU with an emphasis in multicultural community clinical psychology. In her earlier years, she was a church minister in Hong Kong and later served as a mental health therapist for government subsidized outpatient clinics. In recent years, Agnes has provided clinical guidance for marriage & family therapist trainees and interns from various universities.

Team Members

Wicy Zhang | Project Coordinator

Wicy graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.A. in Communications where she concentrated on photocommunications. She started out as a volunteer helping out with RE:NEW and is currently the Project Coordinator at Presence working closely with multimedia and ministry needs. She enjoys music and serves at her church as a worship leader. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, coffee, journaling, music, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Tommy Chen | Technical Project Specialist

Tommy graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Business Administration:Computer Information Systems with a focus on application development. He is currently working as a contractor for RE:NEW as a Technical Project Specialist. In his spare time, he enjoys taking naps, watching tv shows/dramas, assisting friends with technical issues, and gaming or eating out with friends.

Jessie Lo | Project Assistant 

Jessie graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a B.A. in Studio Art. She would like to work in animation and pre-production for the entertainment industry in the future. She is now working at Presence as Project Assistant for design work. In her free time, she enjoys gaming, watching anime, reading Webtoons, and playing with her friends’ dogs.

Rev. Theo Lai | RE:NEW Project Consultant

Theo has been an English ministry pastor in Los Angeles since 2007. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Capital Bible Seminary in Maryland. Through many years of serving as a volunteer youth worker and pastor he has developed a special love for students and enjoys guiding them on their faith journey during their formative years. Before ministry Theo was an accountant with the U.S. Government in Washington, DC. He is married to Vanessa who also serves at Presence. During his free time Theo enjoys playing hockey and following the Pittsburgh sports teams. He is currently serving at Grace Chinese Alliance Church in West Covina.

Elizabeth Hughes | Content Writer and Editor

Elizabeth graduated from Biola University with a BA in Journalism and an MA in Christian Ministry and Leadership. After graduating, she and her husband Geoff moved to Sapporo, Japan for 3.5 years to share the gospel through English teaching. In 2019, she moved back to the US and started working with RE:NEW as a Content Writer and Editor. She loves to travel and explore new places with her husband and two daughters and as a hobby, she blogs about their adventures together.


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Rev. Dr. Richard Chung | Advisor

Pastor Richard has been serving as a pastor since 1993, both in Los Angeles and in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics. He received his Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology with a dissertation on helping people resist sexual temptations and pornography.

To fill out a volunteer application or for more information on how to join the team see our volunteer page.